Aortic Valve Disease, Animation

Aortic Valve Disease, Animation

the aortic valve serves to ensure one-way flow of oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the aorta and to the body it opens when the left ventricle contracts and pumps blood and closes when the ventricles refill to prevent blood from flowing back to …

Pneumonia, Animation

Pneumonia is a common infection of the lungs affecting mostly the microscopic air sacs – the alveoli. The function of the respiratory system is to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide between the body and the environment. This process takes place in the alveoli of the …

Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points Treatments, Animation.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points Treatments, Animation.

Myofascial pain syndrome is a common chronic pain disorder that can affect various parts of the body. Myofascial pain syndrome is characterized by presence of hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscle called trigger points. A trigger point can be felt as a band or a …

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 …

Amy Williams, ARNP, an ENT nurse practitioner discusses throat lumps.

Amy Williams, ARNP, an ENT nurse practitioner discusses throat lumps.

Oftentimes patients come in with the feeling of a lump in their throat and they might not have heartburn or indigestion. When we look at the vocal cords, we can see that there is some swelling or inflammation in that area and that swelling and …

Blood Brain Barrier, Animation

Blood Brain Barrier, Animation

The blood-brain barrier refers to the highly selective permeability of blood vessels within the central nervous system. The barrier controls, in a precise manner, substances that can enter or leave the nervous tissue. It helps maintain the stable state, or homeostasis, of brain tissue, amid …

Cellulite and Treatment Options (incl. Cellulaze), Animation.

Cellulite and Treatment Options (incl. Cellulaze), Animation.

Cellulite is the dimpling, lumpy appearance of the skin, that commonly occurs in women after puberty. It is most visible on the thighs, buttocks, and belly. Other common names include orange peel syndrome and cottage cheese skin. Cellulite is not a disease and should NOT …

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 …