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.
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
February is Heart Month. Countries around the world are observing February as “Heart Month” with a variety of awareness days and months. In the U.S., activities to highlight heart health include “Wear Red” (Go Red for Women) day, to remind us that women are at greater risk than men for heart disease: Five times more
Monday, 01 February 2016 / Published in Health and Education, Main Blog
Hello all and happy new year! With January being observed each year as National Winter Sports/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Month in the U.S., we thought we’d focus our attention to the topic of concussion, and try to increase awareness and patient education on the many traumatic brain injuries (including concussion) caused by participation in sports each
Thursday, 17 December 2015 / Published in Main Blog, Teaching Anatomy
Health Literacy: when I was caring for patients in clinical practice, I spent time teaching them about their bodies, the conditions that brought them for care, and reviewing the results of any laboratory tests that had been done, as well as discussing the medications that had been prescribed. In each of these situations, I relied
Learning Anatomy in the Digital Age
Thursday, 22 October 2015 / Published in Main Blog, Teaching Anatomy
Learning Anatomy: the human body is an exciting frontier to explore—from the first time you outline your body on paper in kindergarten to see how all the parts fit together; to middle school when you learn how stomach acids work to digest food; to high school when you’ve broken your arm playing football; to college