83% of our followers voted YES on on our story to wanting to see footage of our patient's treatment. Here's a quick clip of Dr. Brink filling her lips. All of our lip patients are numbed for an hour prior treatment! #getbrinked
Another successful year of Give Kids a Smile in the books! We have the fortunate opportunity to host one of the largest #gkas events in the nation here at #asdoh and today we provided free dental care to nearly 600 children! This is an incredible work and I’m so honored to be apart of this amazing profession!
Pills turning into bath bombs.
Ever wondered what happens to a pill once you swallow it? Ever thought about when, where or how it dissolves?
The basics: Your stomach is very acidic, with pH levels between 1 and 2. Which is less acidic than battery acid, but similar to the pH level of lemon juice!
The acid in your stomach breaks down medication at varying rates depending on the type of pill and it’s costing and composition.
For example, aspirin has an enteric coating which can handle lower levels of acidity in the small intestine.
Whereas liquid capsules dissolve rapidly on contact with water.
The pharma industry have nailed the science on the mode of delivery and mechanisms of action of these drugs so we don’t need to worry about when or where the drug releases in your body.
Each medicine is precisely engineered to release at the intended time and in the appropriate location inside your body.
Blah blah science - this video is just cool.
🚀🛸☀️Today was Give Kids A Smile Day (GKAS) at the dental school! It was out of this world! 🌎
🚀 Students from multiple elementary schools in New Orleans took a field trip to LSUSD to get free screenings, cleanings, and placement of sealants at our space themed event. We also taught students how to brush and floss their teeth and gave them diet counseling. D4s, D3s, and hygiene students work together to put this together every year.
🚀 While waiting for their classmates to finish, the kids take pictures, do crafts, and eat lunch. Obviously the big kids had to take advantage of the photo booth after all the hard work.
🚀 It was a great ending to two back-to-back weeks of workIng wIth some awesome kids!
Do any of you still go for the greater saphenous vein for peripheral access? The foot is usually not an ideal place for IV access due to it being a dirty area and high risk for infection. I’ll still try if I have no options with doc approval sometimes. Yee!
HOLY COW- where have the last 3 months gone😳😱!? That’s a wrap in Family Medicine!
I cannot express the gratitude and admiration I have for ALL of these amazing humans in this picture❤️ They have all taught me, laughed with me, given me crap on the daily🤣, and most importantly helped me grow and succeed!
I have changed SO much and am leaving as such a different individual from this specific rotation than I was when I first came in. Something that does not happen with every rotation if I’m being honest- some rotations have left me feeling small and empty #truth.
These providers in particular have instilled so much trust and confidence in me, allowing me to have enormous amounts of autonomy in their clinic because they knew my capabilities and wanted me to continue to grow!
This rotation was a huge turning point in my PA student career: a time where I TRULY felt like an autonomous provider..getting in there, making judgment calls, providing interventions I chose myself, and helping MY patients make changes that would directly benefit THEIR lives! Decisions were finally mine (with of course the final and ultimate decision of my amazing Doc and NP🙏🏻). Where I finally feel CONFIDENT, READY, and EXCITED to take patients lives comfortably in my own hands and take charge. Where I know anything is possible when you have an amazing team waiting to support you and one that ALWAYS has your back. You guys. This was my clinic. My Team. The team that changed my perspective and my abilities and my confidence.
-Do I still have a million miles and years ahead of learning ?! You bet!!!
-Will future mistakes be made? Well I’m only human, so yes.
-Am I open and flexible!? Absolutely!!
THANK YOU FAMILY MEDICINE!❤️❤️❤️- also if you’re wondering what that green creature is: it’s a stuffed monkey 🐵gifted from my Doc and 🍪 cookies galore from my beautiful MAs!😍
Stay tuned for a post tomorrow on all of the amazing procedures I was able to perform while on this killer rotation! 🙌🏻🦴🚑💉💊
Don’t forget why you started.
It’s the end of week 7 meaning the end of the quarter is ALMOST in sight. But that also means the toughest of weeks still lie ahead.
Today I’m focusing my energy inwards and taking my mind back to moments in Vancouver when I first heard about getting accepted into SCNM. It was such an incredible moment, I was vibrant and incredibly humbled that I had reached the next stage in my life long dream of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor. It’s that energy and that excitement which keeps me going day after day.
So today’s message is simple... if it sets your heart on fire, don’t ever quit. You can get through whatever is put in front of you. Don’t lose sight of that end goal, no matter how tedious and relentless the tasks are (especially if the exams feel never ending). In case no one told you today... you’re an incredible human being and I know that you can absolutely achieve whatever it is that you’re after 💕 - Mel
Brain activated Computer technology can eat communication for people who are unable to use the speech on the written word leading causes of disability in the developed World
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Treatment and prevention
treatment of disability will depend on its cause and in many cases there is no cure experimental medical techniques provide some hope for people with disabilities that are currently untreatable they include
Electrical in plants which have been used with some success to take over the functions of Lost Nerve cells for example in Parkinson's disease
Specialised techniques to repair the damaged by spinal injuries
Antitoxic drugs which may help to prevent brain damage caused by the release of neurotoxins after stroke
Gene therapy which is being developed to treat disorders caused by single gene mutations such as Huntington's disease
Stem cell therapy may be used to rebuild damaged or lost tissue resulting from degenerative diseases.