Immune System, Part 3: Crash Course A&P #47
21
October

Immune System, Part 3: Crash Course A&P #47

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

It is time! We have arrived at the final conflict. The battle royale. A fight to the…well, hopefully not death, but a big fight anyway. It only seems fitting that we spend this, our last episode of anatomy and physiology, talking about one of your body’s last-ditch efforts to defend itself, at all costs. This […]


Immune System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #45
19
October

Immune System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #45

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

You may not know it, but your body is engaged in a never-ending battle. You are literally covered in staph and strep and e coli, and all sorts of dubious characters that are intent on using you, and your body’s many resources, to feed themselves, find shelter, and reproduce as much as they want. And, […]


5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health
09
October

5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Fingernails and toenails, they’re not just for decoration. They protect your fingers and toes and help you pick up tiny things, like splinters or that piece of spinach stuck between your teeth after lunch. And they can also tell you a lot about your health. Nails are collections of dead cells that grow from a […]


Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms
07
October

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ ♪ Intro ♪ ] If your doctor told you that you were infected with worms, your first question would probably be, “How quickly can I get rid those worms in me?” And I get that. I mean, look, you don’t want worms wriggling around inside your intestines. It’s enough to gross anybody out. But […]


3 Things You May Not Want to Know About Dust Mites
01
September

3 Things You May Not Want to Know About Dust Mites

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

As you probably have noticed from your existence on the planet as a human, there’s dust everywhere. It’s probably around you right now, and you might have heard that it is made of human skin cells. But that’s not quite true. Some studies have found that more than 60% of household dust comes from outdoors, […]


Respiratory System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #31
29
August

Respiratory System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #31

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Let me introduce you to one of the bravest pioneers in the history of life on planet Earth. An organism that blazed the trail for every single vertebrate that lives on land today — and many that don’t. It’s one of your most important ancestors. Meet…well, it doesn’t have a name. And we don’t know […]


All About Allergies
29
August

All About Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

For most of us, springtime means sunshine, green grass, and blooming flowers. But for some, it can also mean sneezing and watery eyes, or even trouble breathing. We’re talking about allergies, and almost anything can cause them: grass, flowers, ragweed, peanuts, bee stings, penicillin, soy, latex, … the list goes on and on. An estimated […]