10 Terrifying Vintage Medical Tools
Oct04

10 Terrifying Vintage Medical Tools

Thinking about scalpels and amputation knives is enough to make most people cringe. However, healthcare workers used many of these painful tools late into the 19th century. Some variations of the tools made their way into present-day operating rooms. Although healthcare has come a long way, with technology drastically improving the medical tools we use and the types of procedures we can perform, it wasn’t always so kind. Whether...

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Treating Internet Gaming Disorder | When to Unplug
Feb16

Treating Internet Gaming Disorder | When to Unplug

Living in the technological age doesn’t always mean people are as quick to adapt as we’d hoped. Today, the smartphone and computers represent the most widely adopted consumer technologies worldwide. The proliferation of these devices provides amazing access to lots of useful information, connections, and of course, entertainment. Although video games have been around for several decades, it’s only now that we’re realizing the effect...

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The Importance of Burn Awareness Week
Feb06

The Importance of Burn Awareness Week

This past Sunday, fans of the popular TV show This Is Us saw an especially heartbreaking episode. While the show is known for tugging at the heartstrings throughout each episode, this one took the cake. Keeping spoilers to a minimum, the family of main characters lost their home to a house fire. One character, in particular, experienced severe burns and other fire-related injuries. While this tragic tale had many pulling out their...

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Homeopathic Medicine Issues
Dec21

Homeopathic Medicine Issues

As a healthcare professional, you’ve probably come across homeopathic medicine. You may even have patients that swear by it. However, these holistic “miracle cures” are falling under the scrutiny of the FDA. These homeopathic medicine issues are under fire, and the Food and Drug Administrations vows to crack down on them. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have...

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The Link Between Genes and Depression
Oct11

The Link Between Genes and Depression

As scientists continue to make progress in decoding the human genome, we’re constantly getting closer to understanding the cause of some of the most common and uncommon illnesses. We’ve been able to pinpoint the location of defective genes which cause rare, debilitation conditions like Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and even some types of muscular dystrophy. But, is there a link between genes and depression? It’s still unclear...

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Hearing Health Awareness During Fall Concert Season
Sep01

Hearing Health Awareness During Fall Concert Season

With the Fall concert season rapidly approaching, you’ll see many music-lovers of all ages enjoying these outdoor concerts in a variety of different venues. However, one major health concern has been on the rise and it has to do with these popular gatherings. With the high-decibel music that occurs at the typical Fall concert, it’s no surprise that physicians are seeing a rise in hearing issues from those attending loud music...

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