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New Podcast Episode – Hypertension

A new episode of Medical Minded podcast covering hypertension is now available! It seems like it takes a couple days for it to become available on iTunes, but if you’d like to view it now, check out the link below. You can left-click to listen through your browser or right-click to save the file to your computer. Remember, feedback is always appreciated! Thanks!

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Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past

Check out the article Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past to see some interesting items from medical history. I love stuff like this!

New Podcast Episode – Staphylococcus aureus

Hey everyone! Please go check out the latest podcast episode covering Staphylococcus aureus. This is definitely a big one to know! It’s also one of the more complex organisms in terms of learning the different virulence factors, so it may take a few listens to get down the material. Don’t get discouraged! And remember that these podcasts serve as a supplement to your own materials. Hope this helps out with your studies!

Also, if you could give a rating in the iTunes store that’d be great! Thanks!

Childbirth vs Getting Kicked in the Balls

This video is awesome! Great explanation of the reason we experience pain, as well as the associated symptoms of childbirth and taking a shot to the groin. I’m by no means promoting that one is worse than the other. In fact, I gladly would give women the upper hand and say childbirth wins based on the duration alone. Regardless of your opinion, this is a pretty great video!


Webinar: Getting Into Med School With Low Stats

The website Accepted.com is a great resource for anyone looking to get into a graduate program. As you can see from the medicalminded.com home page, I was featured on their “Accepted Admissions Blog”. They are hosting a greater webinar opportunity for medical school applicants, so be sure to check it out!


Can You Get into Med School with Low Stats?

You are invited to attend Accepted.com’s upcoming webinar, How to Get into Medical School with Low Stats, a MUST-ATTEND event if you’re applying to med school with low GPA/MCAT scores!

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET

Register now to learn important strategies that will help you get into med school, even with low test scores or grades.

Don’t let you your low stats keep you from pursuing your medical dreams!

Studying is Damaging Your Vision!

Recent research indicates that studying may actually make your nearsighted! An article on the New York Times website provides the details, but ultimately, the more years of education a person completes, the greater their likelihood of developing myopia. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t list any ways to reduce risks of nearsightedness, so I guess all of us lifelong learners will just have to take our chances for now! Eye Exam

Cytokine Cartoons for Immunology

Here are a couple cytokines cartoons that I created during my immunology/microbiology course. I’ll include them in the resources page as well for future reference. I understand you may find some variability in the functions of the shown cytokines, but I primarily used First Aid and BRS as my reference materials. These cartoons definitely helped make things stick for me so hopefully they help others as well!

Immunology Cartoon 1 Immunology Cartoon 2

Medical Minded is “New & Noteworthy” on iTunes!

Medical Minded - New & Noteworthy

Medical Minded is now listed in the “New & Noteworthy” section of the Medical Podcasts page on iTunes. I know I’ve been slacking in uploading new podcasts, so I’ll try to publish new episodes soon. In my defense, it is my summer break so I’ve been trying to spend extra time with my wife and baby girl whenever possible. So cut me a little slack 😉

Please share the podcast with friends and I would love some feedback and/or reviews through the blog or on iTunes! The more reviews I get on iTunes, the more people will see the podcast.

Also, please let me know of any topics you’d like to be covered.

Thanks for everyone who has listened to the first couple episodes!

A Comical Historical Experiment About Sex… with Cartoons!

A Comical Historical Experiment About Sex… with Cartoons!

This is definitely a unique way to learns about the birds and the bees!Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 9.41.15 AM

Quote of the Day

“It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” – Hippocrates

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