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World Diabetes Day

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Today is World Diabetes Day, represented by the blue ring symbol. This daily doodle features the three main tissues involved in carbohydrate metabolism: hepatocytes (liver cells), adipocytes (fat cells) and muscle. The blue ring also represents insulin, one of the Read more ›

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Hypercholesterolemia

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This daily doodle highlights some of the physical signs seen in hypercholesterolemia conditions, such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia. When cholesterol levels are high, they can deposit in various places in the body, including around the eyes which is termed xanthelasma palpebrarum. Read more ›

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Lipoproteins

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First day of Endocrine!┬áThis daily doodle features a VLDL, one of the five major groups of lipoproteins (chylomicrons, very-low-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, intermediate-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein). VLDLs are assembled in the liver from endogenous triglycerides, cholesterol, and apolipoproteins (white Read more ›

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Bone Food

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A healthy platter of food for your bones! Salmon packed with Vitamin D (but not as much as what you get from the sun!), calcium loaded with milk and cheese, delicious cheese! Don’t forget your fruits, vegetables and nuts! In Read more ›

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Breast Cancer

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Today, we had an orientation on breast and pelvic exams to prepare us for our clinical skills sessions next week. It was a very helpful and interesting session. This doodle is of a demonstration model that we used to learn Read more ›

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