Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Common words heard repeatedly this past week center on breathing, as in “I can finally breathe” and “What a breath of fresh air.”  These phrases remind us of just how important air is, from when newborns take a life-giving breath to poems that are inspirational....
Science & Society: Elephant in the Room

Science & Society: Elephant in the Room

For nearly a year, I have been writing about science and society, linking everyday events to our lives while supplying underlying biological reasoning.  My goal has always been to calm the chaos through the lens of science.  In light of recent events, I...
Ode to Veisalgia*

Ode to Veisalgia*

‘Twas the day after New Year’s, when all through the house, Not a neuron was stirring, not even a spouse. The bottles were lined along the shelf with care, In hopes that Bayer as’prin would have two to spare. The feet were still nestled all snug in...