Tag Archives: Illness

Figure 1 Allows Medical Professionals To Share Photos of Undiagnosed Cases

The app is a social media community of medical students and professionals

Figure 1 is a social media platform that caters to the medical community. Healthcare professionals can upload photos and information about their patients’ conditions to a large social network for educational purposes. The app is especially useful for doctors who … Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm: An Artist’s Fight Against a Cancerous Tumor

How artist Shawn Thornton channeled an undiagnosed pineal gland tumor into paintings mindful of death and perception

Philadelphia based artist Shawn Thornton, now 37, suffered from a cancerous tumor in his pineal gland in his twenties. Yet, he channeled the pain of that experience into the creation of paintings that speak both to contemporary and yonder periods … Continue reading

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Voices Summoned from the Pandemic in Kyrie

Ellen Bryant Voigt's sonnet sequence on the post-WWI Influenza of 1918

Few may be familiar with the Influenza of 1918. Although it took half a million lives in the U.S. and 25 million worldwide, most of whom were young adults, the pandemic somehow eludes due emphasis in our history books. One … Continue reading

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The Art of Death in the Byzantine Empire

How the Byzantine Empire was met with an incredible juxtaposition of splendor and death

Time has turned the Byzantine Empire legendary from a grand successor into a struggling Roman Empire. Even if you can’t point to its capital on a map, odds are you’ve heard of the famed city of Constantinople. Known as “The … Continue reading

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Gain Comfort and Solace Through Laughter

Frank & Funny greeting cards give you a unique way to offer your sympathies

A new greeting card line written exclusively by stand-up comedians offers road-tested jokes for all occasions. “Frank & Funny,” created by Seattle comedian David Crowe, even has a few cards that let you laugh out loud at aging, illness, and … Continue reading

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