Category Archives: medicine

World AIDS Day

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 78 million individuals have been infected and 35 million have lost their lives. Currently over 35 million people are living with HIV and 2 million were newly infected last year. Despite the advances … Continue reading

Posted in medicine | Tagged | Leave a comment

Know your status

An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, including 156,300 people who do not know they are infected. Each year, nearly 45,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, and 30% of new HIV infections are transmitted … Continue reading

Posted in health policy, LGBT, medicine | Leave a comment

Gut Instincts 

More nerdy medical humor but I kinda love this one – especially the little appendix hanging out in the bottom left. The caption on this one was “I’m pretty sure this is how the digestive system works.”

Posted in funny sayings, medicine, revelation | 1 Comment

Confessions of an ER nurse

100% stolen from Facebook (sorry, I don’t know the author), but I think it’s important to share.  And I don’t think this experience is unique only to Emergency Room nurses/physicians, but is felt by many people throughout the hospital, albeit … Continue reading

Posted in medicine, revelation | Tagged | 3 Comments

Braces

If you love nerdy medical/anatomy humor – you have to get over to The Awkward Yeti.  They post hilarious cartoons of different parts of the body.  They posted this one back in January and I couldn’t help but giggle.  

Posted in funny sayings, medicine | Tagged | 1 Comment

Mammograms for Medicaid

For low-income women, living in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act means you’re more likely to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening. According to new research, low-income women living in states that expanded Medicaid by … Continue reading

Posted in gender, health policy, medicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Advances against HIV/AIDS

With all the buzz that PrEP has been receiving lately and the recent recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some data out of the CDC regarding the fight against HIV and AIDS received surprisingly little press. On December … Continue reading

Posted in gender, LGBT, medicine | Tagged | Leave a comment