How ‘magic mushroom’ chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions

Think of psychedelics and you’ll likely think of bright colors, hallucinations, spirituality, and an overall “mystical” experience. For centuries these drugs have been used in social, religious and medicinal contexts by cultures across the globe. But today, the ability of these drugs to alter our brain function is being tapped into as a potential therapeutic for a range of mental …

Using Popcorn to Illustrate Lung Disease for Students

Explaining the differences in pathophysiology between various lung diseases to new medic students can be a daunting task. Fluid and bronchoconstriction and sputum—oh my! How do we describe all the idiosyncrasies between cardiac and non-cardiac causes? To differentiate the causes of each, a visual aid may help. What’s easily accessible, cost effective, looks like alveoli and can be your snack …

Case Study Test

Use this case study as an educational tool by answering the questions posed by the author, then reviewing the answers further down. At 6:45 a.m., your unit is dispatched for a 50-year-old male with chest pain. You and your partner proceed to the scene, with a response time of approximately eight minutes. The closest hospital from the scene is 40 …