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How Does Icing an Injury Help?

How Does Icing an Injury Help?

Probably one of the first things you do when you bang your knee or twist your ankle is put an ice pack on the injury. You probably know that that can help reduce swelling and dull the pain, especially within the first couple days after you get hurt. But why interfere with the way your …

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Blood, Part 1 – True Blood: Crash Course A&P #29

Blood, Part 1 – True Blood: Crash Course A&P #29

Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re pretty replaceable. When it comes to your body, science has figured out how to hack, synthesize, or replace a surprising amount of its parts and processes. We have implants to keep heart beats steady, and steel rods to mimic bones. We’ve got drugs that can replace hormones, …

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How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

This is the deadliest animal in the world. Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people each year… the most vulnerable people: children, pregnant women… No other bite kills more humans… or makes more of us sick. So what makes a mosquito’s bite so effective? For starters, they’re motivated. Only females bite us. They need blood …

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Diabetes Diet Guidelines : Protein & Blood Sugar for Diabetes

Diabetes Diet Guidelines : Protein & Blood Sugar for Diabetes

Hi! My name is Brenda Thompson, registered dietitian and owner of Life Skills Nutrition. In this segment, I’m going to talk about protein and blood sugar control. Protein helps low the digestion system down, which in turn, helps slow down the rate of carbohydrate going into the blood stream. It’s a good idea to eat …

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What If You Stopped Drinking Water?

What If You Stopped Drinking Water?

Every living organism we know of requires water to survive – it’s part of the reason we look so feverishly for water on other planets across the universe, and consume it consistently every day here on Earth. So what would happen to your body if you stopped drinking water? Of course, when we say ‘water’ …

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Introduction to Bone Biology

Introduction to Bone Biology

The human skeleton gives the body its shape and provides physical support for the systems contained within. It also forms part of the musculoskeletal system that enables us to move. The structure of bone is optimized so that it is strong but relatively lightweight. The interior of bone is composed of bone marrow. It is …

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URINE ANALYSIS: Presence of PROTEIN in urine

URINE ANALYSIS: Presence of PROTEIN in urine

Amyloidosis: extracellular and/or intracellular deposition of insoluble abnormal amyloid fibrils in the tissues. Hypertension: Increase in blood pressure. Greater risk factor in kidney damage. Greater risk factor in kidney damage. Temporary proteinuria Temporary proteinuria Temporary proteinuria It is characterized by deposition of Ig A antibody in glomerulus. It is a form of glomerulonephritis. It is …

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