Understanding physiology
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Physiology was one of the most interesting classes I took in Medical School. Derived from the ancient Greek words for "nature" or "origin" and "speech", physiology is the study of how living things function. Although there are many branches of physiology for many different types...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder effecting the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the front of your neck. It is responsible for the production of a hormone known, not coincidentally, as thyroid hormone. In persons with Hashimoto's...
An introduction to the knee ligaments
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
An introduction to the ligaments of the kneeHave you ever found yourself watching a sporting event and seen an athlete lying on the ground with a damaged knee? Maybe you've wondered exactly what they mean byACL, PCL and meniscus? The knee joint is held together...
By: Katherine Elzer-Peters
You will never feel as good as you do after you donate blood. Until you give blood, you will not know how much such a simple and quick act on your part means to so many people. Donating blood is the easiest way to "give...
Biology: The human heart
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The human heart is one of the most fascinating structures found within the human body. It serves as an extremely efficient pump, which never rests, never stops, and tirelessly pumps blood around your body every minute of every day for your entire life.The basic...
The largest blood type group
By: Jonte Rhodes
Human blood may appear to be all the same substance to the naked eye, however under a microscope it is quite a different story. Depending on the different sugars and antigens that are present in your own blood, there are several different types that your...
Why body temperature rises when we're sick
By: Jonte Rhodes
There are a number of reasons why the body temperature rises when we are sick with some ailments. As well as being a direct response and defense mechanism to some viruses and bacterial infections it is also the result of increased amount of activity within...
Bowel movement frequency
By: Jonte Rhodes
Bowel movement like a lot of things is very personal in terms of how often is a good amount of times per day for yourself and what is a good indicator of your overall health and wellbeing. There are numerous factors that can affect how...
The reason we blink
By: Jonte Rhodes
The blinking mechanism in humans as well as many other species can be likened in a way to being the same as a car windscreen wiper. The premise being that during the course of the day tiny particles of dust and pollen to name two...
Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Jonte Rhodes
There are many different reasons why our bowel movements may come out in different colors from time to time. The majority of the time these color changes are perfectly normal and harmless, although there are some signs to look out for that could mean that...

 

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