Based in San Diego, California, Charlotte has spent the majority of her life teaching and learning. She holds two masters degrees (one in health services and one in public health) and has worked as a nurse practitioner, has taught everything from Sunday School to graduate school, and has worked as the managing editor of several medical publications (books and journals) over the past 45 years. She also spent years as a parent-volunteer teaching science club and anatomy and physiology in her children’s schools, great preparation for her recent work in writing the material for High School Anatomy.
Anatomy of Immune System
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Teaching Anatomy
December Awareness Months and Weeks bring us a variety of topics, including three related to the immune system—WHO World AIDS Day, National Influenza Vaccination Week, and National Handwashing Week—and one to support a fun holiday season!
Movember, Mens Health
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 / Published in Health and Education
Movember, if you’re not already familiar with the term, is a combination of “mo” (short for moustache) and “November”, and is celebrated as a way to draw attention to cancers that affect men, particularly prostate and testicular cancers…because men are dying too young. (#Movember)
October Healthy Lungs Month
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 / Published in Health and Education
October is Healthy Lung Month. By taking care of our lungs—and keeping them healthy—we help to maintain our general health as well. Take a deep breath…and read on!
Monday, 29 August 2016 / Published in Main Blog
September is a busy month for parents around the world. The end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the start of spring in the Southern. Everyone busy getting kids ready for whatever “next steps” lie ahead for them. In the spirit of starting a new school year, I’d like to focus on three varied topics
Anatomy of Skin
Thursday, 07 July 2016 / Published in Main Blog
Summer is all about sun safety. With summer newly arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, our thoughts turn to “fun-in-the-sun” times. The new swim suit, a trip to the park, sand buckets for the kids, and—oh, yes—don’t forget the sunscreen! July is “UV Safety Month” in the U.S. So what exactly does “UV safety” mean? And
Thursday, 09 June 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
Safety, around since the 1300s, can be defined as the freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss; or the quality of averting or not causing injury. These same concepts can be incorporated into a word that came onto the scene about 200 years later: prevention. Safety and prevention are inextricably linked,
PA Respiratory System
Friday, 13 May 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
The air we breathe—the air that supports all life—can also be the vehicle for introducing toxic pollutants into our lungs, leading to illness and death. Each day, around the globe, millions of people are exposed to airborne particles that have the potential to alter their state of health. Air pollution, whether from particles introduced from
April is alcohol awareness month
Friday, 08 April 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
April: In an interesting and significant coincidence, April is celebrated in the U.S. and several other countries as an awareness month for the following social and sexual health topics: use and mis-use of alcohol,  sexual assault awareness, and sexually transmitted diseases. These three more “social” topics and the places where they intersect are the themes
Thursday, 07 April 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
Health can be defined in several ways, from the very narrow consideration of the absence of disease: “healthy cells” that function in a body to keep that body working to its maximum capacity and capability, to the broader sense of “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of
Pocket Anatomy Eye
Thursday, 10 March 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
March is the month we are joining the many global awareness campaigns for both workplace eye wellness and vision safety. While much of health messaging is focused on the “big” problems, such as heart disease and cancer, it’s important to remember that maintaining the “smaller” parts of our anatomy is equally critical to our overall health