Scoliosis | Scoliosis Surgery | Nucleus Health

Scoliosis | Scoliosis Surgery | Nucleus Health

The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, which are stacked on top of each other. The vertebrae protect a bundle of nerve fibers called the spinal cord. It runs through an opening in the center of each vertebra. The main sections of the spine are the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. Looking at …

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THINGS I LIKE WHEN I’M DEPRESSED

THINGS I LIKE WHEN I’M DEPRESSED

Sometimes even though there’s nothing bad, I cant help but feel, a little sad Laying on the couch with nothing to do So we’ll sing a little song for you. Things i like when Im depressed, Flipping pillows so their cold is something i’d suggest. There are things i like when Im depressed Things to …

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COPD I Nucleus Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the gradual loss of your ability to breathe effectively. Normally, as you inhale, air moves freely through your trachea, or windpipe, then through large tubes called bronchi smaller tubes called bronchioles and finally into tiny sacs called alveoli. Small blood vessels called capillaries surround your alveoli. Oxygen from …

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Brewstew – Health Class

Brewstew – Health Class

Alright, now when I was a kid in middle school, it was required to take a semester of health class. And health class was pretty straightforward. It was mostly just a class to steer you away from cigarettes and alcohol. “Smoking cigarettes causes cancer! Do you see this picture right here?” “This is what a …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Nucleus Health

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Nucleus Health

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist. It is formed by wrist bones on the bottom and sides and a tough band of connective tissue, called the transverse carpal ligament, on top. Muscle tendons and the median nerve pass through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls muscles in the palm and …

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The HITECH Act: Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use

If you are like most doctors you’ve probably heard something about a government incentive program encouraging physicians to implement electronic health records, however you’re probably a little fuzzy on the details. Well,you’re not alone the let’s take a closer look and see if we can help you make sense of it all. On February seventeenth …

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Journey of Sound to the Brain

Journey of Sound to the Brain

Have you ever wondered how sounds make their way from the source, [Trumpet playing] all the way to your brain? Take a trumpet, for instance. When it’s played, it makes sound waves in the air. The outer ear catches the waves, which then travel through a narrow passageway called the ear canal. The sound waves …

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Casually Explained: Being Healthy

Casually Explained: Being Healthy

Well, it’s pretty common knowledge that certain foods are healthy, and others aren’t so much, it’s pretty rare that you ever get an explanation as to why. And one thing that bothers me quite a bit is when someone says to eat something because: “It’s good for you!” or “It’s a superfood!” And almost universally, …

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