Tag: medical

Sep 28, 2014

Life Looks Really Different Through an MRI Machine

Life Looks Really Different Through an MRI Machine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging “sees” inside the body by mapping the position of water molecules, which exist at different densities in different types of tissue. Watch the video above for a sample of some impressive MRI images of the human body in action. Compiled by Vox.

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Sep 20, 2014

Artist with Cerebral Palsy Uses Typewriter to Paint

Artist with Cerebral Palsy Uses Typewriter to Paint

Paul Smith (September 21, 1921 – June 25, 2007) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He suffered from severe spastic cerebral palsy from an early age and the loss of fine motor control of his face and hands made it impossible for him to attend school—or even eat, clothe, or bathe himself. It also made…

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Sep 11, 2014

Two Blind Sisters See for the Very First Time

Two Blind Sisters See for the Very First Time

Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in India, have been blind since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mom for the first time. The nonprofit organization 20/20/20 provides free operations to these sisters–as well as thousands of other people in developing countries. These procedures empower people…

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Sep 10, 2014

How Beans Turn Into Farts [1:03]

How Beans Turn Into Farts [1:03]

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart / The more you eat, the more you fart / The more you fart, the better you feel / So let’s eat beans with every meal :)

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Sep 2, 2014

87 year-old Mother with Alzheimer’s Recognizes Her Daughter

87 year-old Mother with Alzheimer’s Recognizes Her Daughter

Kelly Gunderson’s 87 year-old mother suffers from Alzheimer’s. In this touching moment, her mother recognizes her and remembers her name as they lay in a bed together chatting. You can find more information about Alzheimer’s at alz.org

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Aug 28, 2014

Picture of the Day: Baby Approves Ultrasound

Picture of the Day: Baby Approves Ultrasound

Photograph by meancloth on reddit Reddit user meancloth just posted this hilarious photo of his wife’s most recent ultrasound showing their baby boy giving a thumbs up. If you look at the top left hand corner you’ll notice it says ‘BABY A’ which means twins! The photo, which was posted a mere 13 hours…

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Aug 14, 2014

Artist’s Battle with Alzheimer’s Documented Through Gripping Self-Portraits

Artist’s Battle with Alzheimer’s Documented Through Gripping Self-Portraits

Artist William Utermohlen (1933 – 2007) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. In a gripping series of self-portrait paintings, we see Utermohlen’s battle with Alzheimer’s documented through his evocative artwork. It is not known if the artist’s final series of self-portraits are a reflection of his physical skills deteriorating or the resulting mental…

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