Monday, March 25, 2019

Excellent Listening Resource - Diagnostic Tests and Imaging

Hello, class!

As we talked about last week, I have discovered a series of short shows on YouTube called "Mystery Diagnosis." These are fascinating cases in which doctors were not able to diagnose the patient's problem for many months or even years.

While you watch the episodes, you get to follow the patient through a series of tests such as MRI, CT Scan, blood work, allergy testing, ultrasound, and even genetic testing. Watching these videos could help you boost your listening skills when it comes to medical vocabulary.

I hope you find them useful and as interesting as I do.

Go to YouTube and search on the words "mystery diagnosis." For me the most fascinating story was that of Brooke Greenberg, the baby who did not age.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Diagnostic Tests and Imaging

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

Here is an excellent video to explain both computerized axial tomography (CT Scan or CAT Scan) and the concept of a contrast material to help the doctor see certain systems or organs better.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Get Your Family's KI Kit

You expressed an interest in getting your household's free Potassium Iodide (KI) kit from Windsor-Essex Health Unit.

Here is the link. Read the agreement carefully before you request the pills.