It’s quite clear not everyone would like to read long medical reports and text as sometimes a well-designed and structured graph can say more than a hundred words. Do you remember the Wired article about the blood test makeover that described how our blood test results would be designed to show more easily understandable information to patients?
Well, this Venn diagram shows many things about hemorrhoids and related symptoms. And it’s not even a new infographics published on a blog but is from an old textbook which means the concept has been there for a long time but it always disappears in medicine.
*This blog post was originally published at ScienceRoll*
I’m not sure if this is true or not, or if it’s a local phenomenon, but I heard a discussion the other day from a previous Walgreens employee describing the most shoplifted item in their store. Are you ready for this…..
Hemorrhoid creams and suppositories.
There are apparently a lot of a**holes in this world that get rubbed the wrong way.
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist*
April is “Embarrassing Subject Month” for my podcast. I am covering the following problems:
- Digestive problems (constipation/diarrhea)
- Urinary incontinence
- “Male problems”
It should be fun, and it will be promoted on iTunes, so it should drum up more subscribers and downloads.
But it begs the question: Why are certain conditions embarrassing to people? Why can people open up to me about so many personal things, yet be embarrassed to discuss hemorrhoids? Why is it easier to talk about your marriage falling apart than your urinary “accidents?” Why is diarrhea more embarrassing than vomiting? Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Musings of a Distractible Mind*