Dry, itchy skin?

This is winter, no more calling it ‘Indian Summer’! The snow has fallen, plows are out, and yes, you wear your coat, and gloves. One thing you’ve surely noticed, especially on those days when you ‘got by’ without gloves, is that your hands are dry: dry from the dry, windy and cold air.  Usually, I […]

What is a port-a-cath?

What is that bump on that man’ chest? It is a port-a-cath. Basically, a port-a-cath is an implanted device to receive intravenous solutions.  Usually, when you have blood drawn or need an IV the nurse has no difficulty slipping an IV in. This isn’t always the case. Some people don’t have such an easy time […]

Fountain of Youth?

Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Would you like to make your skin look younger? Think of what you could do with all of that money that you spent on products to ‘revive’ your skin. For years, people have been looking for the fountain of youth; have they found it? Chemical peels can be painful and Botox can […]

A cast saw in common use today

The use of the buzzsaw in orthopedics

Gazing at the cast cutter as a child, I saw an ominous thing that looked like it was going to eat me alive. Guess what? It did! The cast cutter (possibly a buzz saw in a former life) cut my cast off all right; it also cut my skin. It was a tiny cut, but my […]

The Largest Organ?

What is the largest organ? After incorrectly guessing the liver; your final answer: the lungs. Now, they take up a lot of ‘land!’ Wrong again! The skin is the largest organ. There’s a lot of inches involved in those square feet.  One estimate I read is that the skin is 18 square feet, but people […]