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First Aid Viral Classification Algorithm for the USMLE Step 1

// August 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Medical Science USMLE Step 1 Viral Classification Tree -- Based off of First Aid 2014 and MicroCards, 3ed

The Missing Viral Algorithm I love the Microbiology section in First Aid for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 Edition. I particularly love the bacterial algorithm for Gram(+) and Gram (-) bacteria. I was wondering why the same did not exist for the Viruses. Instead the Viral section is presented as a system of rules for more »

Dr. John MacArthur on the False Theology that causes Medical Neglect

// March 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Ethics, Theology

I’m learning and growing intellectually in the area of biomedical ethics. Here is one particular issue that I’ve heard about recently that is in my thoughts. I hope that studying and analyzing cases such as these will help me to connect with and relate to patients and be able to provide them with wise counsel more »

A theologian’s thought on emotion and the nature of man

// December 27th, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Here’s an interesting quote from a theologian. This quote from Van Til reminds us that lost behavior springs forth from a lost nature, and likewise those actions that accompany salvation (that are fruits of the indwelling Holy Spirit) come from a new inward redeemed nature. It is not so much the intellect that manifest these more »

Beautiful Quote from Thomas Brooks

// November 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Interesting

I’m yet to read this book but this was one sweet quote: “…it is not hasty reading—but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that make them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the bee’s touching of the flower, which gathers honey—but her abiding for a time upon the flower, which more »

Life After Abortion – 8 min Trailer

// November 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Health & Fitness, Popular Issues Life

This video features women describing their abortion experience, why they’ll never have children again, and why they now choose life rather than abortion. An abortion is something they would not wish on their worst enemy.     This is an 8-minute trailer:

Video – Heart Murmurs for the USMLE Step 1

// November 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized Heart Murmurs Intro

This is a good way to keep Heart Murmurs straight for the USMLE Step 1. This is my first experience trying to illustrate something by way of video this way. Feedback is welcomed.             Part 1: Part 2: Foter.com / CC BY-SA Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Reposted Article: “For the most desperate, it’s about faith, love, and human kindness” by Miranda Fielding, MD

// November 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

For the most desperate, it’s about faith, love, and human kindness Article from KevinMD Author: Miranda Fielding, MD “Thirty three years ago my husband and I went to Jamaica for a belated honeymoon.  We got married on the last weekend of my internship year, and immediately flew back to Boston for me to start my more »

Best coin ever spent.

// November 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

A girl’s donation to a street busking musician gets an unexpected surprise: I think this street performance deserves just as much recognition and applause:

America’s Only Rare Earth Mine

// November 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

I read an article today about the only Rare Earth mine in the U.S. (there are many abroad in international locations and most of them are controlled by China, which uses them to corner the market on consumer electronics). It would be interesting to start new Rare Earth mines in the United States so that more »

Eight grams of new energy source Thorium can power this car for 1 century. What does that mean for Medicine?

// November 2nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Information Technology, Interesting, IT Innovation Thorium Concept Car

This sleek-looking (or ugly-looking, depending on how you look at it) concept car was designed by Loren Kulesus to be the “Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept Car” as an idea for a car that would run off of Thorium. “According to CEO Charles Stevens, just one gram of the substance yields more energy than 7,396 gallons (28,000 more »

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