Patient Success Story: Paul Sitkus - Myasthenia Gravis
After suffering from the symptoms of myasthenia gravis for two years, Paul Sitkus came to The University of Maryland Myasthenia Gravis Center to seek treatment from Dr. Charlene Hafer-Macko. In this video, Paul discusses how the treatments relieved his symptoms and significantly changed his life for the better. He also recalls how Dr. Macko pulled him through two major surgeries that he subsequently had at the Medical Center — hip replacement surgery with Dr. Vincent Pellegrini and back surge
The Numbers Behind Hunger: Calorie Counting
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This activity makes use of basic math skills to learn more about the energy value of food. A link to the US Dept. of Agriculture National Nutrient Database is listed here. Teachers may want to browse through the database first and determine the best way to present it to students: let
GIS Database Development
The lessons in Geography 484 cover creation and editing of vector data layers; georeferencing image files; principles of relational database design; acquiring data via the Internet; managing the coordinate systems of datasets; metadata creation and editing; attribute and spatial joins, and thematic mapping for the sake of analysis; and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 484 the option of testing out of the course by completing the fina
Spastic Paraplegia - Reflexes Exam - Abnormal (Pathological) Sub-exam - Patient 5
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred three days before
How Lou Got the Flu
This article from our family magazine series traces the spread of the flu virus from a duck in China to a young girl in Kansas. The article begins by introducing kids to Louise and the symptoms of influenza. On a series of clickable screens, they learn how the flu virus traveled from a duck to a pig to a farmer to a shopper to a student to Louise. A sidebar (But I Got a Flu Shot Last Year...) explains why influenza is trickier to outsmart than smallpox and polio. Another sidebar ("Microbes on th
CMX001 - A Novel Antiviral for the Treatment of dsDNA Viral Diseases - W.P. Painter
CMX001 - A Novel Antiviral for the Treatment of dsDNA Viral Diseases - W.P. Painter
In order for people belonging to different race, nationalities, corporations to co-exist, knowledge of each others'culture, customs and regulations is essential. In this lecture, we will look into international co-existence using each lecturer's personal experiences, national/international issues and overseas ventures of some companies, as examples for discussion.
Retail Marketing: merchandising
This course examines the importance of the atmospherics and visual merchandising and describes how a retail store image is conveyed to consumers. These concepts are combined with the customer service with the objectives of communicating with the consumer in the point of sale and to gain competitive advantage. Greater awareness of the would benefit students entering the sector. Core module designed to build on the student’s knowledge of merchandising in the marketing field. Retail Managers need
Statics deals with the principles of equilibrium. In this course the principles of forces and moments will be explained as well as principle of equilibrium of forces and moments. This also includes the equilibrium of 2D and 3D structures and trusses. Furthermore the principle of internal forces and moments is addressed as well as the use of the principle of virtual work to calculate both external and internal loads. Finally, the concepts of centre of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia are
Testing Fundamental Loads
Students will conduct several simple lab activities to learn about the five fundamental load types that can act on structures: tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. In this activity, students break foam insulation blocks by applying these five fundamental load types (tension, compression, shear, bending and torsion). Students will study carefully each type of fracture pattern (break in the material) and make drawings of the fracture patterns in their notes in order to learn the tell
This patient education program explains what warts are, causes, and options for their treatment including topical drug therapy, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, laser treatment, surgery, and immunotherapy. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Epidural Anesthesia (Spanish)
This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of epidural anesthesia for pelvic and leg operations. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Conflict and the Consumer
Fact-sheet outlining the various influences at play in the area of consumer affairs. Includes references to the role of ombudsman, the small claims court and the three main pieces of legislation relevant to the topic.
Spell-a-thon List 03 - Quiz
This quiz tests your ability to spell words from the CARI Spellathon 2005 list 3.
The Last Days Remembered: A Compatriot Recalls the Deaths of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1927
The emotional and highly publicized case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti became a touchstone and rallying cry for American radicals. In 1920 the two Italian immigrants were accused of murder and although the evidence against them was flimsy, they were readily convicted, in large part because they were immigrants and anarchists. They were executed, despite international protests, on August 23, 1927. Aldino Felicani, printer and publisher of the anarchist paper Controcorrente, was a long-t
"Such Cases of Outrageous Unspeakable Abuse...": A Puerto Rican Migrant Protests Labor Conditions Du
In 1917 the United States declared the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, a U.S. possession since 1898, to be citizens of the United States--a "gift" that many Puerto Ricans resented. Seeing an untapped source of inexpensive labor, the U.S. Labor Department worked with industry to facilitate the migration of Puerto Rican workers to America. During the First World War the War Department agreed to transport Puerto Rican workers to labor camps in the United States where they would be housed and fed while
"That Broke Down the Ethnic Barriers": A Steelworker Describes the Decline of Ethnic Hostility in th
Tensions among industrial workers of different ethnic backgrounds often proved a barrier to unionization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was, for example, a key factor in the defeat of the 1919 steel strike. In the 1930s, however, that began to change, particularly under the auspices of the CIO. In this 1974 interview done by historian Peter Gotlieb in 1974, Polish-American steelworker Joe Rudiak recalled how ethnic hostility declined in the "CIO days," particularly amon
Students at Martin Luther King School
African American students and white students in woodshop and sewing classes at the Martin Luther King Middle School. Exterior shots of the Martin Luther King Middle School.
UMass Amherst protest ends
A group of minority students exit the New Africa House on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The students hold a press conference in front of the media and a group of supporters. An African American male student reads a prepared statement, announcing the end of the occupation of the New Africa House. The student says that the protesters are pleased that the New Africa House will be restored as a cultural center for African American and third world students. He adds that th
Digital Fabrication Lab - Jake Tompkins
Interview with Jake Tompkins, Digital Fabrication Lab Manager, Georgia Tech College of Architecture. Photography by Rob Felt and Fitrah Hamid. Motion graphics remix of Drawn Together by the Open Ended Group.