Aug 31, 2015
Muscle contractions depend on the muscle cells trading Potassium (K⁺) and Calcium (Ca⁺⁺).
As your muscle uses up energy to do work, the by-product is Lactic Acid.
Muscle fibers are “woven” together - kinda like fabric.
Contracting and relaxing a muscle causes the fibers to grip together and...
Aug 24, 2015
MIC stands for Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, and is the lowest amount of antibiotic required to stop the bacteria.
Antibiotics either kill the bacteria or slow it down enough that your own immune system can get rid of it.
Antibiotics are designed to keep a certain amount of medicine in your...
Aug 17, 2015
Ear wax is produced by your ear to keep junk out and away from your ear drum - like a slimey booby-trap.
Allergens and other things that go in your ears (like water, especially dirty water, like lake water) causes the production of ear wax to increase to the point it can become a problem.
When you swim...
Aug 10, 2015
Seasonal allergies can lead to nasal congestion and throat irritation, eye irritation with itchiness or watery eyes, or asthma-like symptoms.
If you can’t breathe or swallow or see, call 911.
At first sign of allergic reaction, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It’s an antihistamine to counteract the...
Aug 3, 2015
If total burned area is larger than a softball, get medical attention.
Heat is a result of increased energy. Energy likes to flow from places of high energy to places of low energy until it’s equaled out. So heat will flow from the hot thing to the cool thing until they...