Blake C. Mills

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Five Precepts of Buddhism Explained

The broad category of moral conduct has been codified throughout the history of Buddhism, beginning in the Buddha’s time, into five precepts for …

Spirituality

Researchers Have Identified Why Our Bodies Reject Transplanted Organs

We could stop rejection at its source.<p>Researchers have identified a previously hidden link between our immune system and the activation of cells that …

Immune System

The Six-Step Method for 12-Lead ECG Interpretation

I am frequently asked exactly how I approach 12-lead ECG interpretation. I use what I call the <b>Six-Step Method</b>.<p>It goes like this:<p><b>1.) Rate and rhythm</b></b> …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Medicine

We’re terrible at measuring other people’s pain—but researchers think there is a better way to treat it

One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was 2am, I asked what kind of pain it was. “Like something’s biting into me and won’t stop,” she …

Pain

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Blame the Brain for the Hearing Loss That Comes With Aging

The reason why older people typically can’t hear very well has very little to do with the functional capabilities of their ears, Co.Exist reports. …

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Jamie Landrum has been a police officer for two years in District 3 on the west side of the Cincinnati. In late August, the city was hit by 174 overdoses in six days. Landrum says officers were scarce.<p>"We were literally going from one heroin overdose, and then being on that one, and hearing someone …

Kentucky

A 12 year old with Wide Complex Tachycardia

A previously healthy 12 year old presented to the ED with a "fast heart rate" that had started about 1.5 hours prior to presentation. She was …

Frenchie Puppy Thinks Whining Is For Losers, Screams Like A Baby Instead

Is it a baby or is it a Frenchie? Wait…it’s a baby. No, wait! It’s a Frenchie! In this video, posted to Facebook by Barbara Pulpi, it’s nearly …

Pets

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Flight of the wiener dogs

The annual wiener dog races, which sees Dachshund dogs race against each other in a sprint to the finish, was held this weekend at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, B.C. Crowds gathered to cheer on the short-legged canines, which are often referred to as wiener dogs. The winning dog takes home …

Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Ancient shrine that may hold Buddha's skull bone found in crypt

Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist shrine used for meditation.<p>The research team found the 1,000-year-old model within a stone chest in a crypt beneath a Buddhist temple in …

Video #1: The shocking truth about the cardiac axis

Determining the cardiac axis on the ECG is sometimes perceived as a secret (i.e., confusing) art. But it’s really much easier than most people think. …

Videography

I Visited The World’s Largest Buddhist Settlement To Bring Back These Photos

Marco Grassi is a self-taught landscape and travel photographer. After returning from a one-year trip around New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery, he …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

What it’s like ... to live with off-the-charts chronic pain

We like things to make sense. If we're depressed, we look for a cause. If we get sick, we want someone with answers to tell us what to do. If we injure ourselves, healing is supposed to follow a natural progression; when things go wrong, we want there to be an explanation.<p>But things don't make …

People taking long-acting opioids for chronic pain more likely to die: study

People who take long-acting opioids for chronic pain are much more likely to die than those taking other medications, according to a study published Tuesday, providing more evidence that the powerful narcotics should be used only as a last resort for ongoing pain.<p>It is well known that opioids such …

The Wearable ICU: Replacing The Cables And Wires

For anyone who has been a patient in an emergency department or an ICU, being hooked up to a monitor with a sea of cables and wires is not an enjoyable experience .<p>Not only do the cables restrict movement, they may fall off from the “stickies,” the adhesive patches that connect the cables to the …

ST-Segment Elevation in Elderly Patient Following Smoke Inhalation

EMS was dispatched to an 82-year-old female complaining of smoke inhalation following a fire originating in her clothes dryer.<p>On arrival at scene the …

Happy 4th for Fido? New doggy med for noise-related anxiety

Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit.<p>The first prescription veterinary medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem that can send dogs running away in terror and harm both themselves and property — will soon hit …

Can Enlightenment Be Found Online? We Tried the Dalai Lama's New Website

Like most humans, I feel a lot of things a lot of the time.<p>Sadness, elation, jealousy, anger, confusion, disgust – these emotions rush through me, …

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

Is Buddhism paradoxical?

Buddhist literature is full of statements that sound paradoxical. In <i>Mahāyāna sūtras</i>, for instance, we repeatedly find claims of the form, “<i>x</i> is not <i>x</i>, …

Demonstration

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

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Right Ventricular Infarction – Part 1

Right ventricular infarction. What is it and why should you care?<p>Depending on what you read, right ventricular infarct may complicate up to 40 or 50% …