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Organs are our friends III: Kidneys
I once stated how if my family needed it, I would donate one of my kidneys to them. “Sike!”, I was just kidding. That stuff looks like it would hurt. Major surgery, major pain, major loss. The kidney is an important organ. Ok, they all are. Mr. Kidney gets a little disrespect because there are two but you could live with only one. Don’t get it twisted, your body needs two. However, in a pinch, the miracle called the human body can work things out with one. One day I want to shake the hand of the designer of such a marvelous machine.
What the little darlings do:
The kidneys: They are approximately 4-6-inch-long semi circle shaped organs on either side of the body. That are shaped like kidney beans!
The little workers:
Filter your blood.
They take out waste … Read More »
Number two in our series of organs is the pancreas. It is a squiggly little organ that sits behind the stomach. It is about six inches long but it is a work horse. When it is healthy all is right with the world! When it shuts down or acts up, there is serious trouble afoot.
What does it do?
Well, it doesn’t think like Mr. Fancy pants brains or get the blood pumping like Ms. Heart, but it has some amazing functions.
The pancreas: Helps in both the endocrine and digestive systems
Ok, I will simplify. It makes enzymes that aid in digestion and help with absorbing nutrients in your body.
It also creates hormones such as INSULIN ( caps on purpose) and glucagon. These hormones help regulate the sugar levels in your body. The pancreas is known to create over two dozen hormones and … Read More »
Organs are our friends….
Hello, friends. Today I was trying to think of something to blog about in the health realm. There is so much to talk about. I have a million diseases to gross you out with and numerous body functions and health topics to lecture about. To be honest it’s one of those days I wish I had saved my books from graduate school on anatomy.
What I decided to do was a series of the important organs of the body. Where to start? Everything is important! With the possible exception of the appendix, you pretty much need all of them. I guess the brain would be the most important, followed by the heart. How should I choose?
Well for dinner tonight, my current suitor asked me to make him some liver and onions. Yes, my life is that random. So … Read More »
Save Your Own Life Mother and Baby
At GlobalMusic4 Life we love media. Well, we love media with a positive and forward thinking message. Add health information and we are giddy with excitement! I am pleased to share this with you. We have two books that were self-published by our founder, Kiki L. Hurt M.D. , and we feel they are must haves in the home. While we work to get them in every library in the United States, we wanted to let you know they are available on Amazon and at www.GlobalMusic4life.com!
They are number two and three in Dr. Hurt’s “Mini Medical School” series. “Save Your Own Life: How The Body Works and When to Seek Medical Attention” tells about human anatomy, what to know before, during, and after going to visit a physician, what information you should keep … Read More »
Urban Health Initiative
On May 24, 2016, The University of Chicago Medical Urban Health Initiative had a health initiative summit. It was located on the new campus of Kennedy King College. The point was to bring to the forefront the work that the Urban Health Initiative had been doing over the past year, what its future goals were, and to interact with health professionals and community leaders on how to improve the services provided for the community that surrounds the University of Chicago serves on Chicago’s Southside.
GlobalMusic4 Life was invited to join the summit titled “Promoting a Healthy Southside through Collective Impact. Beyond the speeches, slides full of data, and networking a few good points were made. There were some ideas put out by the summit members and ways to actually move forward with them.
The goal is to be a think … Read More »