Risk Factors of Hypertension

Your blood pressure value is considered as hypertension when constantly there is a blood pressure of more than 140/90 mmHg. What are the risk factors of Hypertension? 1. Age 2. A family history of hypertension 3. Smoking and tobacco consumption 4. Regular alcohol intake 5. Lack of physical activity 6. Increased salt intake in the…

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with…

What is dukes criteria? Mnemonic and explanation

The Duke criteria are a set of clinical criteria set forward for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Fulfilling the criteria includes either having 2 major criteria, 1 major and 3 minor criteria, or 5 minor criteria. The two major criteria are positive blood cultures for infective endocarditis, and evidence of endocardial involvement. The five minor…

02-12-2015, Family Care

>>FAMILY CARE IN THE 21st CENTURY, TONIGHT “ON CALL WITH THE PRAIRIE DOC.” >>GOOD EVENING, AND WELCOME TO “ON CALL WITH THE PRAIRIE DOC.” THE DEFINITION OF FAMILY IS A BIT OF A MOVING TARGET. YOU OFTEN HEAR MEMBERS OF SPORTS TEAMS TALK ABOUT THEIR FELLOW PLAYERS AND COACHES AS “FAMILY.” HERE AT “ON CALL…

Nuclear Physics: Crash Course Physics #45

E=mc^2 You hear it all the time. But what does it mean? During his study of special relativity, Albert Einstein found that mass and energy are equivalent, and that they can be converted back and forth between one another. He described that relationship mathematically, saying that the energy of a particle is equal to its…