October 2019 – Ready for something a little creepy?

OCTOBER 2019 • Volume 12, No.10 From the Editor Join us for our annual stroll down a dark and scary path littered with dried leaves skittering in the cold wind, with the occasional black cat passing by. Yes, it’s the annual Halloween Edition, and we’ve gathered some medical stories for you that are unsettling if … Continue reading “October 2019 – Ready for something a little creepy?”

September 2019 – Ovarian cancer awareness and biohacking computer devices into the body

September 2019 • Volume 12, No. 9 From the Editor September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also difficult … Continue reading “September 2019 – Ovarian cancer awareness and biohacking computer devices into the body”

August 2019 – Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

AUGUST 2019 • Volume 12, No. 8 From the Editor Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? In 1948, grafting procedures were still a decade in the future. Instead, the surgeon wrapped the visible anterior portion of the aneurysm with polyethene cellophane in an effort to strengthen the aortic … Continue reading “August 2019 – Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?”

July 2019 – Nerve Surgery Resources for RNFAs

July 2019 • Volume 12, No. 7 From the Editor This month The Lancet published a report on a study about nerve transfer surgery for spinal cord injury patients, in which nerve transfer surgery enabled 13 individuals with paralysis to regain some arm and hand functions—see the story later in this issue. That is impressive … Continue reading “July 2019 – Nerve Surgery Resources for RNFAs”