Description One of the most frustrating aspects of working in hospice care for twelve years was the fact that people either didn't realize hospice was available for their loved ones, or they thought it wasn't appropriate for their loved one. Then, when their loved one became very sick the dying process took place so quickly that hospice did not have time to really work its wonders in providing the comfort and support that families needed. Sadly, until that time, hospice did little to present itself in a way that made it more accessible and welcome.
Recently, Optimal Health Services released a video - available online - that does a marvelous job of explaining hospice, of presenting it well, and of describing it's work in a way that makes it feel less threatening. Entitled Hospice...It's about living, it features the various members of the hospice team, the way that ones gets enrolled in hospice, and the support available through hospice. We heartily comment this video. See it here: http://www.optimalcares.com/content/view/92/271/.
Description This is an animation of what happens during the usual Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG or commonly called a bypass - though there are many kinds of bypasses so that is not really a desirable - uhh - bypassing of what should probably be said ). Anyway, the technique involved in bypass is slowly changing a bit so the technique may be significantly different than is described here. Nonetheless, this is a helpful general idea of what goes on in CABG surgery.
Description Every day of my work week, the hospital I work at cares for folks who are dealing with heart arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation. They can sap the life right out of you. This link is a video of the congenial Dr. Dean Edell discussing atrial fibrillation on Medical Breakthroughs. It is an interesting video that explains the diagnosis in a way that laypersons can understand it.