Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes irregular breathing and snoring patterns that can ultimately cause apnea, which is where a person momentarily stops breathing altogether. The inability to get restful sleep can also lead to severe exhaustion. Individuals can have obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or features… Continue Reading Sleep apnea – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

What makes Ebola so dangerous? How can a virus overwhelm the very complex defense system of the body so quickly and so effectively? Let’s take a look at what Ebola does. (Theme music) Ebola is a virus. A virus is a very small thing. A bit of RNA or DNA… Continue Reading The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

Myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, are a group of rare blood disorders associated with faulty development of blood cells in the bone marrow. MDS can affect individuals of all ages, but it’s more common after the age of 60. Blood cells develop from hematopoietic stem cells, through a process called hematopoiesis.… Continue Reading Myelodysplastic syndromes – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Most women recover very well after breast cancer surgery, but certainly there are some things and tips that I can offer you for how to relieve some of that discomfort in the postoperative period. So, one of the things that a lot of women find useful is to use an… Continue Reading Tips to Reduce Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

When Lauren was fifteen years old, her family moved across the country and she started going to a new school. Already shy, Lauren suffered from low self-confidence and had a hard time transitioning; nothing felt right and soon her changing body became a source of insecurity. Eventually, she began thinking… Continue Reading Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33

Gallstones are hard stones found in the gallbladder, and gallstone ileus is when a gallstone becomes lodged in the small bowel. Risk factors for developing gallstones include things like female sex, obesity, pregnancy, and age, sometimes remembered by the 4 F’s—female, fat, fertile, and forty. Sometimes those gallstones can get… Continue Reading Gallstone ileus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Gallstones are hard stones found in the gallbladder, and gallstone ileus is when a gallstone becomes lodged in the small bowel. Risk factors for developing gallstones include things like female sex, obesity, pregnancy, and age, sometimes remembered by the 4 F’s—female, fat, fertile, and forty. Sometimes those gallstones can get… Continue Reading Gallstone ileus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Every second of your life, you are under attack. Billions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are trying to make you their home. So our bodies have developed a super complex little army with guards, soldiers, intelligence, weapons factories, and communicators to protect you from…well…dying For this video, let’s assume the… Continue Reading The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

I have a concern about evidence-based medicine. It has immense value, but i’m concerned that within the medical system it’s become the be all and end all that is to medicine. And while it has value, I also wanna show you that I think we need a revolution with regard… Continue Reading An Integrative Holistic Approach to Evidence Based Medicine – Daniel Friedland, MD, ABIHM

Having a hypersensitivity means that someone’s immune system has reacted to something in such a way that it ends up damaging them, as opposed to protecting them. There are four different types of hypersensitivities, and in the fourth type or type 4, the reactions are caused by T lymphocytes, or… Continue Reading Type IV hypersensitivity (cell-mediated) – causes, symptoms, treatment & pathology