New block ✨
Our curriculum works on a system based block schedule. I finished the first block of the semester on a pretty good note. Now that we are starting a new block I’m a little nervous that I won’t be able to recollect last semesters information very well. Although boards is still a ways away I’m already worried about how to study for them. I’m trying to have a solid foundation I can lean on for boards studying!🌻🌻
Any suggestions on how to start studying for boards this early out ?
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! To celebrate, Bradley Hospital patients remembered Dr. King’s birthday last week, engaging in story reading and art prompts, including an “I had a dream” thought bubble, a transformation collage, and a letter writing event to Dr. King! Their colorful mural of Dr. King was also on display, composed of drawings and messages of hope and peace. A special thank you to our wonderful art therapists of Bradley Hospital for helping to organize the activities and share Dr. King’s legacy!
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Bowen's disease is a precancerous lesion of the skin also known as squamous cell carcinoma in situ. The main risk factor for Bowen's disease is exposure to sunlight (solar elastosis=degenerated elastic fibers due to sun damage)☀️. It is caracterized by high grade dysplasia (throughout epidermis).
Dysplasia (loss of cellular uniformity and architectural disarray):
🔸️Individual cell dyskeratosis
🔸️Increased mitotic figures
🔸️Atypical mitotic figures
Bovenova bolest je prekancerska lezija kože koja se naziva još i skvamocelularni karcinom in situ. Glavni faktor rizika povezan sa Bovenovom bolešću je izloženost sučevom zračenju (solarna elastoza=degeneracija elastičnih vlakna zbog sunčevog zračenja)☀️. Bovenova bolest se karakteriše displazijom teškog stepena koja zahvata čitavu debljinu epiderma.
Displazija (gubitak arhitekture i ćelijske uniformnosti):
🔸️Diskeratoza pojedinačnih ćelija
🔸️Veći broj mitoza
Let’s Talk About: “A #WomansGuide to Cannabis” for the New Year🍃
Join us at #EllementaWomens Wellness Gatherings for empowering knowledge & conversation!
This month, we’re talking about #women and #cannabis. --> Why does it work for women? --> How are other women using it? --> What are the #highqualityproducts that work?
If you are looking to be more #centered and calm, to fortify yourself against life’s stressors, and to simply feel better, this Gathering is for YOU.
Learn from our #Ellementa Leaders, our #GuestExperts and our Trusted Brands at every Ellementa Women’s Wellness Gathering. #BringaGirlfriend or any woman you know who can benefit from these #inspiringevents
We look forward to seeing you! #FeelBetter#revolution 🎯
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Cannabis has been used to enhance women’s health for centuries. Ellementa organizes Gatherings in over 50 cities connecting women to cannabis experts and brands. Learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care, and caregiving. These are non-consumption, educational monthly events for women/female-identified only. 🦋
GUEST EXPERT Michelle Patino
Michelle first realized her passion for yoga while taking classes at a local gym in 2008. Her appreciation for the strengthening, yet calming results of the practice convinced her quickly that yoga and holistic health & wellness would be her life path from then on. Shortly after beginning her journey with #yoga, Michelle chose to enroll at Modesto Junior College, eventually graduating with honors, earning an Associate of Science Degree in Athletic Training / Sports #Medicine
Came home from a really long day of placement to this amazing old timey Gladstone bag that Dad found for me 😍 the best part is it is still full of medical bits and pieces. Now to try to find out who Dr B.H was 😍
The most selfless thing you can do is fill up your own inner well. When we are running around half filled, we subconsciously look to things and people around us to give us the nourishment and nurturing that’s we so deeply crave.
Nothing can grow in barren lands. You are no good to anyone if you are running on empty. The feminine is bountiful, fertile and rich. Tend to your own well and watch as the amount you have to give multiplies.
If your inner well isn’t full, you will find yourself craving things from the outside world to fill it. This is our bodies instinctive way of reaching for the grounding and nurturing that we are not allowing ourselves.
What nourishes you? What refuels your body? What is nectar for your soul? What brings you back to life? What is your secret medicine? What makes you feel abundant and fertile? Overspilling with life?
It may be gardening, arranging flowers, getting a massage, using essential oils, snuggling up on the couch, hiking, sipping a good coffee at your favourite cafe, attending a women’s circle, reading about sacred sites, spontaneous bike rides, walking along the beach or yin yoga.
What nourishes you is your medicine. When you give yourself the medicine that you need to be nourished, you nourish all of those around you as there is more than enough to go around!
Do something that deeply replenishes you today!
Words by Rebecca Campbell
Photography by @kennareed
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My life right now - balancing work plans with family plans. Baby girl isn’t even here yet and it can be hard. .
Previously I was asked all the time, how do you do it all? My answer was always: I don’t have kids (I should have added, and I also have sugar-free Red Bull 😬). .
Well, the kid part at least is gonna change soon and I’m super motivated to be both a stellar momma and partner and successful oncology surgeon. I love what I do and it’s so much of who I am. As prep, I am absolutely loving @juliemorgenstern ‘Time to Parent’. .
Perfection will surely be a struggle for me (focused on me well more than the kiddo) so I loved these tips 👉🏻 sometimes readjusting your thought process just a little and accepting really good even if not perfect can make a world of difference. I’m gonna practice today with my Epi homework - seems like a fair place to start 😆 And will give me more time to be present and connected to those I love later today to ‘consciously preserve your energy for your attention, your brain and your heart wherever you are going, and for whomever you are with.’
Life is a spiral...unraveling, unwinding, curling, forming, spinning, circling...a golden thread connects us all. We are involved whether we are concious of it or not, however our participation and acknowledgment of the connection is vital to how we physically, emotionally and spiritually exist on this earthly plain.
The moon was big last night, the moon is always big, magical, powerful, beautiful, bright, however it depends on our positioning, our perspective and our willingness to see how bright or dark the illumination is.
It is up to us to feel the connection...it is up to us to stay clear and open and receptive, or dulled, blurred, closed off or numbed. All options are an individual truth, an option, and a possibility...there is no wrong or right, but there is a powerful opportunity to stand in the moment with our hearts open and our desires revealed to the moon...our intentions in our minds eye and the remembrance that it's all good. Life is wild, this journey is sacred, and wherever we are is where we are and it's beautiful and its here and it's now. .
This little pyratized ammonite, spiraled in its ancient perfection, reminds me to stop and close my eyes and remember the connection, the golden thread, the opportunity, the truth that I am. .
May all beings be happy today and always
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“Life's most urgent and persistent question is: ‘what are you doing for others?’” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we commemorate one of the most influential and inspiring individuals in American History. He dedicated his life to creating equality, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. He’s left a legacy that is still being continued to this day, activists advocating for equality in opportunity through all aspects of life. What’s most admirable to me, is his commitment to service and giving back.
The theme of serving and adding value to people’s lives has been on my mind more than usual. This morning when I was meditating with @calm, narrated by @tamaralevitt, she said, “allow the value you create for others, give you purpose and fulfillment.” I have seeked this purpose and fulfillment for as long as I could remember, understanding that my existence is greater than just existing solely for myself. Through my platforms, I can so clearly see that I have been achieving that. Identifying this one life we have as the opportunity to cultivate positivity and good in the world shifts the way we live, think, and pursue what we pursue.
One of the ways I am serving and adding value to this world is by creating videos every week for you. I know that they resonate, guide, inspire, and entertain, and I am incredibly grateful for the constant support and love. Link in my bio for the YouTube version (drone shots featured on this version!) and IGTV version is up as well.
So I ask you on this beautiful Monday, what are you doing for others? Drop it down in the comments 👇🏻💞
Okay, breathe & listen up 🌿 Honesty Hour going down ⬇️
Remember didactic? How can we forget...lol. Everyone said it would be so much “easier” when you get to clinicals, you’d have so much more free time, and you’ll figure out exactly which field you want to practice in 👩🏻⚕️
Let me be real with you right now: it’s ALL hard. Not all of us know where we want to practice quite yet, and we are still taking it day by day (sometimes hours by hour). BUT, it’s a marathon you’re going to finish.
Didactic is challenging because you can never do enough to be the MOST prepared for an exam or practical. This is a mentally exhausting year. BUT you have free time and you get to see your PA-S friends daily (hope you like them 😉).
Clinical year is hard because you get a little bit of imposter syndrome mixed in with free labor and touch of (okay a lot of) doubt that you’re well prepared after didactic. BUT, you’re making connections, figuring out what you do and DON’T like, and you’re even closer to that PA-C.
Sharing this because I’m midway through my clinical year, and I never want to portray that PA school is a walk in the park, and that paying to work 60+ hours a week is glamorous. YES, it’s freaking awesome to have the privilege of playing a part in caring for a patient, earning a graduate degree, and getting to share that with y’all.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Being in PA school is awesome and the PA profession is literally the BEST healthcare profession (yup yup, #1! And, #3 in jobs overall!). BUT, I have to let you know that this privilege doesn’t come without an immense amount of sacrifice: besides the time and money, there’s a huge mental and physical sacrifice that goes on as well, and no one tells you that.
So, I’m telling you that. Take care of yourself before and during school. Put yourself first instead of that extra hour of studying (shout out to my girl @adrienneford_ ), and treat yo self! PA school is a constant balancing act, and you want to make it to the end (aka that PA-C) still loving it for the reasons you started 💛
Okay, so there’s my honesty hour. Stay mindful of your needs, and keep YOU in mind! YOU can do this! ⚡️
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A single red blood cell passing through a capillary! 😱🙌🏼 .
What an amazing image showing that only one red blood cell can pass through a capillary at a time! Image taken by Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
A 3-year-old boy, diagnosed case of Crouzon syndrome, presented with sudden protrusion of both eyes out of the orbit during a bout of cough . On examination, vitals were stable. Bilateral subluxated eyes were seen, with normal cornea and anterior chamber. Pupils were bilaterally equal and reacting. Eye ball movements were absent with normal intra-ocular pressure; fundus was normal. Anterior narrowing of the head was present with a normal head circumference. Examination of limbs as well as systemic examination was within normal limits. Eyes were repositioned and emergency lateral tarsorrhaphy was done, following which the child had normal vision with no residual damage. After a month, he underwent surgical correction of craniosynostosis and orbital reconstruction, and there has been no recurrence of subluxation of eyes thereafter. Mention your friends to see this and follow us for more interesting cases!
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Knee X-rays are fairly straightforward, as long as you know the anatomy.
As with any joint plain film, I like to use the ABCS method.
Alignment - check the alignment of the bones. Make sure there isn’t a subluxation between the tibia, femur, fibula and the patella (often overlooked). Bones - look at the cortical lines of each bone and check for displaced fractures, avulsion injuries and in kids (like this patient) buckle deformities.
Cartilage - look at the joint spaces for erosions, joint space loss, and effusions.
Soft tissues - check for foreign bodies (stents, post traumatic debris), gas (infection or from open injury) and edema.
As always, this is a basic overview of a commonly imaged joint. Be consistent in your approach and always look at the images and try to learn from them.
Happy Monday! #anatomyoverlays