Posts tagged video

How the Sun Sees You by Thomas Leveritt.

This is a fantastic video illustrating the power and damage ultraviolet rays have on our skin. This is not to say however that we cannot enjoy time in the sun at all.

Instead, make sure that if you are going to spend any length of time outside, remember to put on some sunscreen, to cover yourself properly, and to be mindful of your skin.

Complete Cardiac Transplant. (Warning: Graphic and not safe for work)

Why You Are Still Alive - The Immune System Explained by Kurzgesagt.

Is herd immunity a thing? Can vaccinated people get sick? — Asked by Anonymous

Herd immunity exists and it is well documented. In fact, there is a brilliant animation created by the Harvard Medical School that explains this process.

Vaccinations help prime your body to fight off a specific infection. However, it usually takes a few weeks for your body to create a reserve of immune cells for when you next encounter the infection again. Therefore, if you were infected just before or after receiving the vaccine, you might still get sick because the vaccine did not have ample time to provide any protection.

A summary of how vaccines work is available through the CDC.

Xanax from New in Town by John Mulaney.

Over the weekend, I discovered this hilarious bit by comedian John Mulaney about trying to procure Xanax and it still makes me grin. I would recommend listening to some of his other material as well.

Does Cauterizing A Wound Really Work? by The Medicine Journal.

Bohemian Polypharmacy sung by Aivia, concept by Dr. James McCormack.

James McCormack is a doctor of pharmacy who is well known in Canada for his work in the Therapeutics Initiative, an independent party separate from the government and the pharmaceutical industry aiming to provide evidence-based information on drug therapy.

He is perhaps lesser known for his other side projects, one of which includes making parody music videos surrounding the world of medicine and medications.

In this video, he tackles the topic of polypharmacy.


Theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann and his team have created a simulation for a pandemic with similar characteristics as the 2009 swine flu. The crux of any pandemic is the rate of transmission. In today’s globalized world, the potential of swift and rapid transmission has never been greater.

In this video, the team simulates an index case in Atlanta before making its way around the globe.

Read more here…

Opiophobia by LIFE Before Death.

The fear of dependence and addiction to opioids is something I have routinely faced on the ward in the past year. On this rotation, this fear can be magnified multiple folds. It is up to both the patient and the team to work together to find methods to control pain that respects the patient’s wishes.

Check out LIFE Before Death's YouTube channel for other video clips from their full-length film.

The Royal Institution's Advent Calendar: Explore the Human Genome

Geneticist Aoife Mclysaght introduces the Ri advent calendar 2013, a video journey through the human genome. Starting with the largest human chromosome - chromosome 1 - Aoife explores how genes are organised and how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next.