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LASIK or PRK? Which is right for me? Animation.

LASIK, or “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis,” is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The goal of the treatment is to reshape the cornea to correct the refractive error of the eye. The cornea is the transparent dome-shaped structure in front of the eye. The cornea refracts light and […]

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The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

Which of these three people is doing something risky? Is it the one who takes their cholesterol medication with grapefruit juice? The one who takes Acetaminophen pain relievers for a sore ankle before going out for drinks? Or the one who’s on a blood-thinning medication and takes an aspirin for a headache? Actually, all of […]

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I Have An AutoImmune Disease

– I have lupus. – I have type one diabetes. – I have Hashimoto’s. – I have ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn’s disease. One day, it was December 19th like I’ll never forget it and I just woke up and my right foot was really swollen. – Honestly throughout my life I’ve had like health issues, […]

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Master of Science  in Personalized Molecular Medicine Program

Master of Science in Personalized Molecular Medicine Program

I’m Renee Yew and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and I’m also the Program Director of the Personalized Molecular Medicine program. The Personalized Molecular Medicine graduate program is a new master’s program and it’s for students that want to learn about kind of the next stage in medicine which is […]

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Why We Can’t Deliver Drugs to the Brain

This is Elise. She suffers from a brain tumor, which causes blurred vision and confusion. But when doctors try and treat brain cancers and other disorders, the brain blocks roughly 95% of medicine taken orally or intravenously. That’s a problem! So what is going on inside your brain? And why is it just ignoring medicine? […]

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My Surgery Guide: Deep Breathing & Coughing Exercises

My Surgery Guide: Deep Breathing & Coughing Exercises

Hello, and welcome to the University Health Network. Today I’m going to be teaching you about deep breathing and coughing. Amanda: Hello Mr. Santos. How are you today? Mr: Santos: Pretty well, thanks. Amanda: Good. My name is Amanda and I am a physiotherapist on the unit and today I am going to be teaching […]

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