Tagged: blood

How blood pressure works

If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of blood to the body’s...

The unfixed brain

In this teaching video, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain. This video contains graphic images, a...

Mountain hiking self surgery

A hematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of a blood vessel. It occurs because the wall of a blood vessel wall, artery, vein, or capillary, has been damaged and blood has leaked...

A guide to compression socks

Compression socks or stockings can be found on the legs of a wide swath of the population, from pilots, flight attendants, runners, and nurses to pregnant women, people recovering from surgery, and people otherwise...

Life and death: the secret story of nutmeg

Whether it’s sprinkled on eggnog, baked into spice cake or blended into a latte, nutmeg can evoke memories of holidays past. We tend to link this pungent spice to celebratory times. But a lot of...

Les Rois des Animaux

Les tigres tuent les belles panthères Les poules zigouillent les vers de terre Les lions massacrent les jolies gazelles les chats dépouillent les oiseaux de leurs ailes Mais de tous les animaux, c’est qui...

Puppets organ harvesting

A Brief History of Heart Transplantation Long before human-to-human transplantation was ever imagined by the public, scientists were conducting pioneering medical and surgical research that would eventually lead to today’s transplantation successes. From the...

Magnesium: A Mighty Mineral

Magnesium has never been a nutritional superstar, but in recent years, research has confirmed its many crucial roles in the body and uncovered new potential benefits. Notably, it’s involved in energy production, cell growth,...