You spin me right round baby, right round?

Medicine is full of peculiar terminology; the language spoken by doctors is unfamiliar to non-medically trained individuals. Even those of us entrenched in the healthcare field become bogged down by confusing acronyms, four and five syllable words, and bizarre pronunciations. Earlier this week I found myself contemplating an example of “curious medical lingo”. While standing … Continue reading You spin me right round baby, right round?

Why you should put off reading this article until tomorrow…

On the art of procrastination, Mark Twain said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Fortunately, Mr. Twain wasn’t actually asking you to make a slimy, green amphibian the staple source of protein for your most important meal of the day. … Continue reading Why you should put off reading this article until tomorrow…

What’s up with supplements for cancer?

Many owners administer herbal supplements to their pets with cancer with the hope that these alternative therapies will afford their pet a therapeutic edge in fighting the disease. The amount of information suggesting the beneficial effects of various herbs, anti-oxidants, “immune boosting treatments,” and dietary supplements is astounding. The appeal of using a substance that … Continue reading What’s up with supplements for cancer?

The Secret Lives of Veterinarians

There are dozens of peculiar and fascinating things about your veterinarian that you’ve probably never considered. And certainly these aren’t concepts they would ever bring up with you in routine conversation. As with most professions, the perception of a typical “day in the life” of a veterinarian differs greatly from what transpires in reality. Here’ … Continue reading The Secret Lives of Veterinarians