Which of the following is the correct spelling?
Two members of my family recently underwent endoscopic surgery. It reminded me how common this type of surgery is now, and how much easier and faster the recovery. I thought it might be a good time to take a closer look at the terminology surrounding it. Read more >>
The headline Patty Duke’s Death Announcement Is a Milestone For Sepsis Awareness caught me by surprise. Why sepsis awareness? I decided to spotlight it.
Currently the definition of sepsis is being revised. The incidence of sepsis is on the rise. Each year a million cases of sepsis are reported and 258,000 Americans die. There is a move to increase public awareness. Read more >>
Today the spotlight is on frequently misspelled words in medicine. With spell check and electronic dictionaries, one may wonder if it is necessary to know how to spell them. Read more >>
When you hear the word doula you are apt to think of someone helping with childbirth. Now doulas are being trained to help with
the dying. Doula, a Greek word meaning “a woman who serves”, was first used in writing in 1969. Read more >>
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Basic Medical Language, 6th Edition, by Danielle LaFleur Brooks and Myrna LaFleur Brooks fully engages the student in learning and using medical terminology. Ideal for 1 or 2 credit college courses, highschools, private schools, and self-learning.
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