Let’s delve right into the material. My philosophy is that there is no shortcut to doing the work. Knowing how to break down each prefix, root word, combining form, and suffix will allow you to analyze any report in a clinic or laboratory situation. You will also need to complete reports that are consistent with your discipline within allied health or the professional healthcare team.
ab- away from
-ac pertaining to
acr/o- extremity or topmost
-acusis hearing condition
ad- to, toward, or near
adren/o- adrenal gland
aer/o- air or gas
-al pertaining to
alveol/o- alveolus (air sac)
ana- up, apart
ankyl/o- crooked or stiff
anti- against or opposed to
Professor Danna McKellar-Ntaka
As a clinical anatomist and microbiologist, I thought this article was worth sharing.
Dr. Jen Gunter
On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress and self-professed lifestyle expert who dabbles in vaginal health, against that of yours truly, a board certified OB/GYN who has completed a 5 year OB/GYN residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases and is an expert in vulvovaginal disorders.
Ms. Paltrow, recommends a V-steam. Her words: “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
My response: Don’t.
The vagina (and uterus and vulva for that matter) should be viewed as self-cleaning ovens. We know that douching is harmful, heck, even seminal fluid can be harmful (exposure to multiple partners without condoms is…
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Dr. George Washington Carver said, “No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.” He also said that if he stopped working in his laboratory to answer every trivial complaint he would have never had time for scientific discovery. In other words, we must all live for a purpose. Carry on your life’s assignment no matter what goes on around you. Be diligent in seeking your goals even in the face of personal crises. This semester is off to a busy start for the young professionals we mentor, but distractions are present. Our goal is to keep everyone motivated and on focus.
Several people have requested that we review the rules for medical terminology. Our goal is to accommodate our followers and we will add a special set of review lectures in addition to the planned lectures for this session. Live on purpose. Study on purpose. You can accomplish your goals despite the distractions.