The 103 Year Old Doctor
Here is someone that I learned about only recently, but someone I aspire to be like. He is truly living the life I aspire for, merging the world of medicine and art together.
"Maybe I should have stayed in music but I didn’t, and I’m glad I didn’t," Dr. Ephraim Engleman said as he celebrated his March 24 birthday at his San Mateo home. "Music is not a great profession. It’s a luxury and a pleasure. And furthermore, I don’t think I was ever quite that good."
He continuously plays his violin in a quartet, while working hard on his passion of medicine. And the sweetest part of it all is..
Engleman still directs the arthritis center that now bears his name and doesn’t plan on retiring soon. He pressed a finger against his right temple: “I’ll leave when they tell me I don’t have it up here anymore.” And he’ll play his regular violin — not a collector’s item — until his hands give out. But his greatest love, he said, is his wife.
Jean Engleman, who is very fragile at age 98 but is still girl-next-door pretty, came down from their room upstairs to wish him a happy birthday. “I just want to wish you much happiness,” she said, giving him a smooch on the cheek, “and I want to be with you forever.”
(Source: mercurynews.com, via themedicalchronicles)
Anonymous asked: I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.
Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.
So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.
You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.
Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.
Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?
MEDICALSTATE REBLOGGED ME
Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day.
A device like this is definitely long overdue. Some 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraines, a condition characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Developed by STX-Med in Beligum, Cefaly is a compact, portable, battery-powered, prescription device. It’s placed at the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode. The headband then delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the trigeminal nerve known to be involved in migraine headaches. The only known noticeable effect is a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied. It can only be used by people age 18 or older and should be used no more than once per day for 20 minutes. [x]
I appreciate the fact that they got a designer to make it look like a space tiara. They didn’t have to go that extra mile, but they did, because they care.
IS THIS REAL
Luke Cage is gonna be so happy.
MIGRAINE PRISM POWER, MAKE-UP!
(Source: veruca-assault, via mypocketshurt90)