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How Does Anesthesia Work?

It’s difficult to imagine undergoing surgery without anesthesia, and it would have been impossible to develop modern surgical techniques without it. Today on the Visible Body Blog, we’re talking about the three kinds of anesthesia—local, regional, ...
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Pathology

Endometriosis: A Common but Misunderstood Disorder

Endometriosis may be the most common disorder you’ve never heard of: if you have a uterus and you’re between the ages of 25-40, there’s a 5-10% ...
Pathology, Biology

Four Brilliant Black Scientists from the 20th Century

To celebrate Black History Month, let’s explore the stories of Marie M. Daly, Charles Richard Drew, Ernest Everett Just, and Jane C. Wright: four ...
Pathology

What We Know—And Don’t Know—About Long COVID

Some experts have called it “our next national health disaster.”  For almost two years, much of the medical research community has focused on ...
Pathology

A Heated Discussion: Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, and Other Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is coming. Not quite as ominous-sounding as “winter is coming,” perhaps, but summer carries a series of health emergency risks that are ...
Pathology

What Is Scoliosis?

Did you know that scoliosis, or abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, affects around 2-3% of the US population? That’s between six and nine ...
Pathology

Three Key Facts About Cystic Fibrosis

As you might already be aware, May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive disease characterized by ...
News, Pathology

Why are scientists so excited about the newest malaria vaccine?

It may be surprising that in a world where we’ve developed vaccines to protect us against everything from polio to the seasonal flu, there isn’t ...
Pathology

IBS and IBD: What's the Difference?

Did you know that around 10-15% of people suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? Many people don’t even know they suffer from this common ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

Et Tu, Immune System? 4 Seasonal Allergy Facts

Spring is in the air! And if you live in the northeastern US, pollen soon will be, too. This means that, despite the warm weather, people who get ...