Category: physiology

the long journey is nearly complete

Well, how about that! I have passed the National Healthcareer Association’s certification exam, my next to last step on becoming a medical assistant. It’s been an incredible ride, to have success in an academic program in a year such as this. I’m not quite… Continue Reading “the long journey is nearly complete”

Medical Terminology (and the ancient Romans were kind of jerks)

Well, the third quarter is underway, and so far it’s going great! I’m taking 2 courses; one is Pharmacology and Medication Administration (this is what the chemical is, this is how I will inject you with it) and Administrative/Clinical review (this class is a… Continue Reading “Medical Terminology (and the ancient Romans were kind of jerks)”

Cute Animal Stories and Physiology

cat nursing puppies The link above is a very cutesy video, but it had me reaching for my textbook. According to this video, the mother cat had recently lost her kindle (I love collective nouns) and was, quite naturally, profoundly depressed. This animal foster… Continue Reading “Cute Animal Stories and Physiology”

Fight or Flight in America as a Sociological Phenomenon

Crisis Fatigue The link above is an interesting article. The physiological phenomenon known as ‘fight or flight’ exists in most living creatures, and is deeply ingrained into every human being. It’s a crucial component of the survival instinct, and has been for hundreds of… Continue Reading “Fight or Flight in America as a Sociological Phenomenon”

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