COVID-19 versus Flu
COVID-19 and the Flu

Read the comparison chart of these two infectious respiratory diseases.

Endoscopic Surgery and Diagnostic Endoscopy

Would you choose this option? Read about its history, benefits, and terminology to understand it.

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease – A Reminder

30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported each year. Most Lyme disease occurs in June, July, and August. Infection can spread if untreated. Be prepared.

Sepsis, Septicemia, and Bacteremia, What’s the Difference?

Sepsis, Septicemia, and Bacteremia are words used to describe this life-threatening infection, but which one is a medical emergency? Read the post to find out.

COVID-19 Tests
Terminology for COVID-19 Tests

To help you sort through all the confusion and complexity of COVID-19 testing, read the blog post. Learn the types of tests, when they are used, and the medical terms that surround them

The Human Microbiome
The Human Microbiome

Why is the human microbiome a hot topic? Why is it at the frontier of personalized medicine? The answers are in this concise, easy-to-understand blog post.

Colorectal Cancer Screening – Medical Terms to Help You Understand the Tests

Are you confused by the number of colorectal cancer screening tests? Read the post and become more informed about the expanding options for screening.

Chalazion, Stye, and Sty – What’s the Difference?

Learn when to use stye, chalazion, or sty to describe a condition of the eyelid that presents as a bump.

Featured Medical Term
Medical Terminology Featured Term: Nosocomial Infections

In 2002, an estimated 1.7 million nosocomial infections occurred in the United States resulting in 99,000 deaths. What are they? What terms might you use instead? Read the article to find out.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Find out how to use word parts to help you spell and define esophagogastroduodenoscopy correctly each time you use it.


Are you taking statins? Has a patient you are caring for experienced extreme body trauma? Are aggressive workouts part of your patient's life? Check out why you might be hearing "rhabdo" at the gym or "rhabdomyolysis" in your medical field.

Homonyms in Medical Language

Homonyms - terms that sound alike but have a different meaning, for example, ileum and ilium. Misuse may cause harm and at the very least be embarrassing. Check out the post for guidelines.

Arrhythmia, Dysrhythmia: What’s The Difference?

If you had to spell arrhythmia and dysrhythmia, would you know which word has two Rs? The article has a suggestion on how to help you remember.

Medical Terminology - End of Life Doula
End-of-Life Doulas Help the Dying

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.

Fall Semester Boosters

Exploring Medical Language 11th Edition

Long-term learning is enhanced by using this unique learning system.

A New Instructor Discovers Games for Teaching Medical Terminology

Use games to connect concepts with medical terms.

Interviewing as a Medical Terminology Class Assignment

Students practice using medical terms in a real-world healthcare setting.