Tagged: head

How to do a craniotomy

Have you ever wanted to know how neurosurgeons actually access the brain? Learn about some of the tools that they use and how they actually perform a craniotomy. In this video, Alex is using a...

The 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt

The June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt was one of two escape attempts from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in which neither the escapees, nor their bodies, were found. Late on the night of June 11 or...

What causes headaches?

In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure...

The truth about hangover remedies

Humans have long sought ways to allay a hangover—that litany of symptoms that come after drinking too much alcohol, including dizziness, nausea, fatigue, confusion, headache, dry mouth, and drowsiness. The Roman naturalist, author, and...

5 common tongue problems

Your tongue helps you taste, chew, swallow, talk, and sometimes even show affection or annoyance. It’s made largely of muscle and extends farther back than you may realize. Helping it perform its jobs are...

How is brain surgery performed?

Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient’s brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise...

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...

Peeling dandruff

Please relax and enjoy. Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn’t contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes...