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A Dad Didn’t Brush His Teeth For 40 Days. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys.

A Dad Didn’t Brush His Teeth For 40 Days. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys.

A Dad Didn’t Brush His Teeth for 40 Days. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys. CJ is a 46 year old man, presenting to the emergency room with excessive thirst, abdominal discomfort, and shortness of breath. He tells the admitting nurse that he had lost 15 pounds over the last 2 weeks and had …

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I Tried Medical Marijuana For My Chronic Pain

I Tried Medical Marijuana For My Chronic Pain

(heavy breathing) (crying) – My name’s Kelsey and most of you know me as the loud mouth, no filtered, boss ass bitch producer from Buzzfeed, which I am, but something that very few people know about me is that I suffer from a neuropathic, chronic pain condition know as Trigeminal Neuralgia, or TN. The Trigeminal …

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Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack

Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack

If you have acute coronary syndrome, you have one or more conditions caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle. This is a medical emergency, because you may be having a heart attack, a condition in which your heart muscle begins to die. Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

Stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, is the involuntary loss of urine with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. SUI is a common and disabling condition affecting up to ⅓ of women. Two things are necessary for urethral closure and thus continence, when intra-abdominal pressure increases. First, the pelvic floor musculature …

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Neck Muscles Anatomy – Anterior Triangle – Part 2

Neck Muscles Anatomy – Anterior Triangle – Part 2

So now I’m going to talk about the infrahyoid muscles. They’ve got the opposite action to the suprahyoid muscles. They depress the hyoid bone. So again, there are four muscles in the infrahyoid group. The infrahyoid group of muscles are referred to as strap muscles because they look like straps. There are four muscles in …

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Neck Muscles Anatomy – Posterior Triangle, Prevertebral and Lateral Muscles

Neck Muscles Anatomy – Posterior Triangle, Prevertebral and Lateral Muscles

This is a tutorial on the posterior triangle of the neck. So the posterior triangle is bounded at the back by the anterior border of the trapezius muscle. Anteriorly, it’s bounded by the posterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (so this muscle here). And at the base, you’ve got the middle third of the clavicle. …

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Plant & Animal Proteins – the Building Blocks of the Body

Plant & Animal Proteins – the Building Blocks of the Body

Protein-rich foods, including animal and plant-based proteins can also vary enormously in their quality and their implications for our long-term health. Proteins are often said to act as building blocks for the lean tissues in our bodies. But they serve many other important functions in body regulation, supportive immune function and a variety of other …

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Tongue Muscles and the Hyoid Bone

Tongue Muscles and the Hyoid Bone

This is a tutorial on the hyoid bone and the extrinsic muscles of the tongue. The hyoid bone is this u-shaped bone here which lies between the larynx and the mandible. It’s an important bone because loads of muscles attach to it and it connects the floor of the oral cavity to the pharynx and …

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