Do We Need A Better Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk Equation?

RE: good<5cm<bad Hi folks, welcome! I was looking around at the literature on AAA and I came across this interesting snippet from Chez Ollie, and I learned that we people with AAA are in distinguished company: "Vesalius described the first abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the 16th century. Before the development of a surgical intervention for the process, attempts at medical management failed. ... Read more

Improving Hill Descents By Observing With Your Skin

Hi folks, There is an old expression, 'seeing is believing.' I would prefer to say, 'observing is understanding,' which comes from my life of learning to observe, as opposed to just looking. Because you have looked at something, which induced a pattern of activity in your retina, does not mean that you have observed anything of real meaning, which is a down-stream processing or brain activity that uses data ... Read more

Invited Blog Post To ‘Live Lean Tips:’ Review of Gary Taubes’s Recent Book ‘Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It’

  Hi folks, Just a quick note to mention that I have posted a review of Gary Taubes's recent book, 'Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It,' on the Live Lean Tips blogsite. -k Your Medical Mind   ... Read more

Notes Of A Young Bristolian Biology Watcher And Later To Be Blogger

Hi folks, welcome! I was a biologist at heart from an early age, owning a pretty nice microscope at the age of twelve. I found this wonderful device by chance (was it chance?), hidden in the back of a 'junk shop' in Bristol, covered in dust and badly neglected. A few years later, I discovered an old Villiers motor cycle engine in a similar way and it took me on equally exciting adventures. This little ... Read more

Circadian Rhythm, Exercise, Depression, And Feedback Loops

Hi folks, welcome!     Quote for fun: "Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times." Apparently from Aeschylus. This is really really really true! If there are degrees of truth, that is!           Whilst tweeting the other day I was reminded of an event that occurred during my training at the Bristol University Veterinary School, in England a ... Read more

Intra-Abdominal Pressure, Anti-Shock Garments (and exercises?), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, And Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation

Hi! Folks, I woke up yesterday thinking about intra-abdominal pressure, and how little I knew about it. When it comes to abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), pressure is really what it is all about. If the blood pressure in the abdomen was the same as the pressure in the distal aorta, then AAAs would probably never form, or at least they would burst less frequently or later in their life span. But if this were the ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.