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
Pocket Anatomy
Monday, 25 April 2016 / Published in Main Blog, Reviews
I first received the Pocket Anatomy app back in 2012 from my parents for university. I studied a Human Biology degree which included modules on the Musculoskeletal System and Anatomy & Physiology. I couldn’t recommend the apps enough, especially the Pocket Heart & Pocket Anatomy to healthcare professionals, or healthcare/medical students. Paris Smith – Student Physician
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
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