The Human Microbiome

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

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Find out how to use word parts to help you spell and define esophagogastroduodenoscopy correctly each time you use it. You can apply this technique to learn other medical terms built from word parts.

Video: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal transfusion, stool transplant, human probiotic, fecal enema Рwhy have these terms been replaced by fecal microbiota transplantation to describe this now standard procedure to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. infection? Watch this short Mayo Clinic video to learn more.
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A New Term for Obesity!

Obesity, overweight, excessive fat – is there a stigma attached to these terms? Yes, there is! A physician group is working toward transitioning to a new term, one that broadens the definition and removes the attached stigma. Learn more – read this article.


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.