Tag: medical

Feb 24, 2015

When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

In emergency situations where a ring needs to be removed immediately because it is too swollen, crushed or burned, hospitals use ring cutter tools like this, which are similar to can openers. Reddit user konvictkarl recently shared these photos to show the tool used at the hospital he works at. There are also electric-powered…

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Feb 22, 2015

CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

A CT scan has recently revealed that a Buddha statue is actually a tomb, containing the mummified remains of what scholars believe is the body of Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived in the 1100’s. The statue is currently on display at Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands (exhibit info here). The exhibit marks…

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Feb 4, 2015

The Amazing Village in The Netherlands Just for People with Dementia

The Amazing Village in The Netherlands Just for People with Dementia

Located in The Netherlands town of Weesp is a special gated village called Hogeweyk. It is notable because it has been designed specifically as a pioneering care facility for elderly people with dementia. The setting has been compared to that depicted in the film The Truman Show with doctors, nurses and specialists working around…

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Dec 11, 2014

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

Some companies require their employees to provide an official medical note when they take a ‘sick day’. This Canadian doctor’s response is perfect. Note in Canada, the health-care system is publicly funded and all Canadians have access to universal coverage. If you find the text on the image above difficult to read, you can…

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Sep 29, 2014

Autistic 5-Year-Old Expresses Herself Through Her Extraordinary Art

Autistic 5-Year-Old Expresses Herself Through Her Extraordinary Art

In December of 2011, Iris Grace Halmshaw was diagnosed with Autism. Iris’ parents say she rarely speaks and that interacting with others can be challenging, but is able to expresses herself through movement and art. Iris lives with her parents and cat, Thula, in Leicestershire, England. Artwork by IRIS GRACE Website | Facebook…

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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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