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Pathology

When Your Spine Feels Less Than Fine: Common Spinal Pathologies

As much as we would all prefer to stay young forever, we’re only human...and our human bodies age. Our bones, tendons, joints, and ligaments experience pressure, strain, and degradation as time passes. This is especially true for the bones and ...
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Learn Muscle Anatomy: Common Sports Injuries 101

It’s no secret that exercise is an important component of keeping our bodies healthy, and athletic activities are a great way to have fun while we ...
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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 ...