Understanding probiotics for gut health Colony-forming units (CFUs) – The ideal probiotic will have between 3-50 billion CFUs. CFUs, or colony forming units, are the standard for measuring the amount of live bacteria present. The number you specifically need depends on your age and health status. If you are older or have some sort of… Continue reading Love Your Gut
Meditation (n) – the action or practice of meditation; a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject You’ve obviously heard of meditation before – if you haven’t, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s been around for centuries and evolved into a practice far different from the original concept developed in Buddhist… Continue reading Meditation
In 2010, there were in existence about 50 million research articles …that was 7 years ago. While I can’t find an exact figure on how many are out there now, I can promise you one thing – it’s a lot. With the constant influx of research, science and medicine is ever advancing, however there is… Continue reading Research to Practice
There is nothing worse than seeing someone in pain and knowing there is nothing you can do for them. In the hospital, a lot of patients suffer in pain despite the fact that they are on the strongest pain med available in the highest safe amount the hospital will allow. What’s worse is having to… Continue reading Pain management
Insight into the uses of aromatherapy Evidence is building relating positive health outcomes and improved overall well-being with the use of aromatherapy. Most research focuses on cancer, pain management and management of mental illness including anxiety or depression. Aromatherapy is a growing therapeutic technique which targets the senses and stimulates the brain in a manner… Continue reading What’s that smell?
The Brackenridge is an undergraduate research fellowship in the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh. It’s basis is on interdisciplinary communication and research dissemination to the public. I was fortunate enough to be awarded one of these fellowships this past semester and learned so much not only about myself but also about my project. … Continue reading Spring 2017 Brackenridge Fellowship Reflection
I will never forget my first day on the floor for clinical. I was shaking with nerves and had no clue what I was doing. (As cliche as it sounds and truly is, I kept thinking of Grey’s Anatomy and the first episode when George asks who else feels like they have no clue what… Continue reading Meeting your first patient