TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ – is the joint between the lower jawbone – the mandible – and the temporal bone of the skull. The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, refer to a …

Cardiomyopathy, animation

Cardiomyopathy, animation

Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that weaken the heart muscle – the myocardium, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. Cardiomyopathy reduces blood output, and may lead to heart failure. The condition may be inherited from a parent, or develop as a …

Doggone Biscuits | A Mickey Mouse Cartoon | Disney Shorts

Doggone Biscuits | A Mickey Mouse Cartoon | Disney Shorts

MICKEY: Here’s Pluto’s bowl. And his leash. And a big bag of Pluto’s favorite treats. He only gets a treat when he’s good. Why that’s all the time, isn’t it, Pluto? (GIGGLES) Whoa! Easy with those treats, Minnie. They’re very fattening. Okay, boy, I’ll see …

Why You Are Sleeping In The Wrong Position

Why You Are Sleeping In The Wrong Position

The average person will sleep about eight hours a day, so that’s a third of your life catching Z’s. If you live to the average age in most developed nations that will mean you’ll spend somewhere close to 10,000 days in bed asleep. That’s more …

Stranded At The Top of Mt. Everest – Mount Everest Disaster

Stranded At The Top of Mt. Everest – Mount Everest Disaster

It was cold. Cold like you can’t comprehend. He couldn’t feel his fingers or toes. He huddled in the snow, trying to shield himself from the wind scouring the mountain. He was exhausted. Every breath he took hurt. His oxygen tank was empty. Conditions were …

Asthma, Animation.

Asthma, Animation.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition where the airways in the lungs are inflamed and narrowed causing breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. Symptoms come as recurrent episodes known as asthmatic attacks most commonly at night or early in the morning. Asthma is usually diagnosed …

Is it Bad To Eat Before Bed?

Many people wonder when the best time is to eat a big meal. Are 10-course dinners before bed o.k., or is it a must to eat a healthy breakfast? Instinctively we know the answer to these questions, but here’s a breakdown of exactly why eating …

Gallstones and Surgical Removal of Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) Animation.

Gallstones and Surgical Removal of Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) Animation.

The gallbladder is a small sac located underneath the liver. The gallbladder serves to store and concentrate bile. Bile is a yellowish-green fluid secreted by the liver and contains bile acids which aid in fat digestion and absorption. Bile flows through the bile duct into …

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD, or gastric reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach acid flows back up and damages the mucosa of the food pipe – the esophagus. At the junction between the esophagus and the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter – …

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty swallowing. There are two main classes of problems that can lead to swallowing disorders: Neuromuscular problems: – Muscular disorders that affect skeletal muscles, such as muscular dystrophy, or myasthenia gravis… – Diseases of the nervous …