Category: Tales from the Bedside

Clinical Correlations

Tales of Survival: Fighting Words

McCainBy Rachael Winchester-Hayes, MD

Political friends and foes alike were shocked last month when Senator John McCain’s office announced his diagnosis of glioblastoma after what was thought to be a minor surgery for removal of a …

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Glucagon People/Insulin People

InsulinBy Michael Tanner, MD

Glucagon: a 29-amino-acid polypeptide secreted by the alpha cells of the pancreas in response to hypoglycemia or starvation. 

Insulin: a 51-amino-acid polypeptide secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas in response …

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Stroke_ischemicBy Kyra Edson

Peer Reviewed

Wedges are triangular tools that have traditionally been used to split wood along the grain. The mechanical advantage of a wedge is its ability to accomplish this split with less force …

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