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Hold on to Your Tibias: The Anatomy and Causes of Shin Splints

At this point you might be sick of hearing about my days on the basketball court (ok, 50/50 on the court and the bench), but I’ve got one more tragic ...
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Stop Making a Racquet: A Look at Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Not all of us can be Serena Williams. That's what I told myself after my first tennis match, on the drive to McDonald's for consolation ice cream. ...
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A Tale of Kittens and Ballers: The Anatomy and Pathology of ACL Tears

If you’ve never had a cat or a best friend or roommate with one, you might not like cats. They possess a quiet affection and loyalty that I often ...
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Run With This: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of Plantar Fasciitis

A few months ago I took up running, which, if you don’t know me, might not sound all that exciting. If you do, it might sound like the first sign of ...
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Feeling Hormonal: A Look at the Endocrine System

  “Feeling hormonal?” Or, “It’s just the hormones!” We all complain about hormones without really knowing where they come from or what they do. Turns ...
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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: The Ins and Outs of Urinary System Anatomy and Physiology

I'm going to be straight with you: there are a lot of pee jokes I could have slipped into this post, but being the upstanding person I am (and having ...
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Medical accuracy is important (duh). Our VP of Biomedical Visualization explains why.

It seems like it would be such a no-brainer, doesn't it? Of course medical accuracy is important! We're talking about actual human lives, after ...
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High-Tech Classrooms: Learning with Virtual Human Anatomy

Nine years ago, we did something risky: we took our company’s most precious assets—our interactive 3D anatomy models—and made them available to ...
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Students Say: More instructors should use 3D visual anatomy apps

In our last post, we spoke to a few students who use Human Anatomy Atlas, and they have a lot of cool insights into how using our app helps them ...
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That Boom Boom Pow: Virtual Dissection (sort of) of the Human Heart

The heart is a bit ubiquitous. While it's responsible for keeping your body in perfectly oxygenated condition, it's also commonly used as a metaphor ...
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