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Anatomy and Physiology: A Peek at Lower Leg and Foot Pathologies

You rely on your legs and feet all day to get you where you need to be, support you while you wait in line at Disneyland, and help you keep your ...
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A Real Pain in the Butt: The Anatomy and Pathology of Sciatica

I just got back from a little trip to Mexico where I was sitting in a plane seat for four hours, unable to move or walk around. We've all been there: ...
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New Year, New Me, Old Knees: Degenerated Articular Cartilage (Osteoarthritis)

The new year's air is full of resolutions, that post-holiday glow, and wallet-emptying gym memberships. It's the end of your first workday of the ...
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The Petulant Pebbles (Cont.): The Anatomy and Pathology of Gallstones

Last week we introduced the stones family—kidney edition—and today we’re tackling that distant awkward cousin of theirs (who everyone only pretends ...
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Just RICE It: The Anatomy and Pathology of Sprains

 We've all been there: you're skating along on your new board and all of a sudden the wheels hit a rock you swear you didn't see, and next thing you ...
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Painful Pebbles: The Anatomy and Pathology of Kidney Stones

Those who haven’t suffered a kidney malady are officially banned from casting the first stones regarding this blog post (pun always intended). I’ve ...
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Atherosclerosis: The Anatomy and Physiology of a (Silent) Killer

When I was six I tried to flush my stuffed animal cat down the toilet. Her name was Boots, and she was all black except for her white paws (hence the ...
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The Anatomy and Physiology of GERD: The Pain That Keeps Coming Up

Image captured from Physiology Animations.  I am an ardent lover of Italian food, especially everyone's favorite meal: pizza. I wouldn't say I'm a ...
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Bursitis: The Fallen Heroes of Joint Mobility

Like being able to move? Me too. Mostly from the couch to the fridge and back. Kidding. Sort of. Regardless of the degree of shame associated with ...
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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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