My trip to 🇬🇭 was absolutely amazing. I was able to spend quality time with my entire family, travel to Kumasi for a health fair, travel to villages near Tamale to learn more about shea trees and provide skincare advice.
The most rewarding part of the trip was:
1. providing gently worn clothing to an orphanage
2. making wide brim sun hats that were made in Ghana along with rubber gloves to two female shea nut cooperatives near Tamale.
@mykarite and I feel that it is important to empower others especially women so that they can become more successful in their endeavors. I encourage everyone to give back.
¿QUÉ ES LA HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL?
La Tensión o Presión Arterial es la fuerza que ejerce la sangre sobre las paredes de los vasos sanguíneos. Viene determinada fundamentalmente por dos factores: la cantidad de sangre que tenemos y el calibre de los vasos sanguíneos por los que circula.
Para medirla se usan dos valores o cifras, el valor más alto es la presión sistólica o Máxima, el menor valor es la presión diastólica o Mínima.
La OMS considera que valores que sobrepasen 140/90 mmHg, indican que existe Hipertensión arterial. Para valorar si un paciente tiene HTA como riesgo cardiovascular, debemos de tener en cuenta además otros factores de riesgo (diabetes…)
RIESGOS Y COMPLICACIONES DE LA HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL
El principal riesgo es el Infarto de Miocardio.
A nivel cerebral puede producir trombos o roturas arteriales dando lugar a hemorragias con daño en las células nerviosas.
A nivel renal puede producir insuficiencia renal.
Puede producir rotura de los vasos oculares ocasionando pérdida de visión.
El riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular aumenta si además padece otras enfermedades asociadas: diabetes, dislipemia, tabaquismo, etc.
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Choices...left or right. Up or down. Go or stay. Take a few deep conscious breaths. After your last exhale, hold it for a few seconds. In those seconds...feel. What’s coming up for you? Does a choice feel light? If so, go for that one! .
With each breath, listen to the heart 💗
Coagulants and & anti-coagulants. This is a picture of a salad for dinner exactly three years ago. Seven years of anti-coagulation after my first bout of PEs has gone by fast. Told by doctors I’d never run anything appreciable again, I ran 100 a month later and never really stopped.
I found a way (and supporting practitioners) to explore new ways to push the envelope of what was known to be “safe” instead of just accepting “well, we don’t have any safety info on ultra runners on long term anti-coagulation so thus it is unsafe” to “let’s find similar analogues, experts, and therapies and adapt them and push the envelope with informed risk acceptance”. So happy and thankful to be able to #RunHappy and healthy.
One of the biggest things that has helped me be an active learner in the hospital is looking at my own imaging. For every patient you see, pull up the Chest X-ray for example and try to read it yourself before you look at the radiologists read. You can note things in your presentation that probably are not included in the impression, like flattened diaphragms in COPD. It’s also a great way to allow for a teaching opportunity on rounds and practice for residency!
Academic Breakfast for Medicine Students
A Science Faculty Breakfast was held on a Saturday morning in the Junior Common Room. Alumni Josh Sheehy (2014 - 2016), Matthew McMahon (2013 - 2015) and Jenyu Shaw (2014 - 2015) reflected on their Medical careers to date over breakfast, and answered a number of questions posed by Cromwell undergraduates who have provisional entry into Medicine. #coca#crommieticker#academicbreakfast#medicine#cromwellcollegeuq_official
Looking deeper into the four categories (pain, mood, sleep, autoimmune) discussed previously; the top reasons for the utilization of medical cannabis for pain:
Arthritis, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Gastrointestinal (IBS), Pelvic Pain.
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Wow!! What an amazing experience we had last night! The sound journey was profoundly moving and some said it was effective deep therapy for loosening up and clearing stuck energy. We are so excited to invite this amazing duo back for round two in September. If you missed out this time, you'll have one more opportunity to journey into yourself through this good sound medicine. 👏👏👏
“Hey! How are you today? My name is Dr. Wekon-Kemeni, but you can call me Dr. Dub for short because it’s much easier to say and remember!” 😁
This is how I’ve been greeting the vast majority of my patients and their families in my continuity clinic these past couple of weeks, and it has been a smashing hit! 🙌🏿🔥
Not only has Dr. Dub served as a great nickname, it has also coincidentally symbolized something that is positive and very important to me. By calling myself Dr. Dub, I’m giving myself a constant reminder to try and create a win out of any situation or circumstance that I’m in and to maintain a winning mentality, especially in the face of adversity. This mentality allows me to transform the L’s that life will eventually throw my way into important lessons to learn from, which will then ultimately present opportunities that I can use to set myself up for future wins.
This positive mindset will undoubtedly produce positive energy, that of which I want to spread to the patients I encounter as well as to just about anybody else I come in contact with!
Shoutout to @erikamegan for coming up with this dope nickname for me! Just another reason to add to the “why deciding to marry her was a great idea” list 😂
Some ground breaking ideas come from this search bar right here. Some of the best advice I was given when I was brand new to self studying was “ Go to google scholar and see what they got.” Google scholar is an excellent tool to use to get into the research world ! Try it out #somc#researchPillar#Google#scholar#Medicine#ltnd
We're starting Monday off right with the incredible words of this incredible woman, Maya Angelou
No eye exam is complete without the use of a slit lamp. These bad boys consist of a high intensity light source💡 that is focused to shine a light into the eye 👁. It gives a magnified view of the anterior aspect of the eye. When used in conjunction with high powered lenses optometrists can see the posterior structures in the eye. 🤓The slit lamp allows us to magnify structures to ensure the proper anatomy is present.
With the use of a slit lamp so many diseases are able to be caught and treated 👩🏽⚕️. Most people associate the phoropter with optometry, but in our opinion it should be the slit lamp. What are your thoughts, comment below!
goodnight 🌚🖤 im not gonna be active till Friday night.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" -Albert Einstein
#ad honestly this is the cleanest my workspace has ever been 😂 but I'm sure it's about to get messier as I start studying for boards (do the super expensive and mentally exhausting exams ever end??), working on research projects (trying to avoid getting invested in too many and trying to learn to be ok with delegating tasks to residents and med students), putting together a couple presentations (as a very nervous public speaker this is my least favorite thing on my to-do list), and, ya know, learning how to be a neonatologist. NBD! I have a lot more unstructured time when I'm not on service to get it all done, but sometimes my productivity isn't quite what I'd like it to be when I don't have a set schedule, so I'm trying out the @headspace productivity course to try to help myself out. I've just done the basics before but now with an actual subscription I'm excited to see how useful this app can be. Have you used #headspace? Any recs for other courses to try? There's a link in my stories for 40% off between now and August 19th!
🤙finally had the chance to write pretty much non-stop this past weekend! Right now I have a few pieces on the go but the one that will be ready next is about this question - is health a right? What do you think-is it? Comment below! #healthcare
Interview season is among us! Today, we want to talk about what to wear to your med school interview because first impressions are everything ☺️
We know just how hard it is to choose a perfect interview outfit so we posted two examples of we wore for our interviews!
For our gals, make sure to choose heels that are comfortable to walk in or some flats. Pair this with a blazer, nice blouse, slacks, and you are set! You can also wear a long skirt and nice blouse as well. For makeup, less is more! The goal is to feel confident AND comfortable! 😊
We know interview clothes can be expensive so remember to look for deals at your local outlet stores 🤩 Can’t wait for y’all to look fresh at your interviews!