Last Friday we were gifted with a big snowfall and snow day! All of campus was closed, including the clinic, and I think most if not all students were thrilled to have a break, especially with it being mid-terms.
What is the difference between minor and major surgery? Minor surgery is any procedure that can be done with local anesthetic, whereas major surgery requires general anesthesia. For example, removing ingrown toenails and stitching a wound would be minor surgeries that are performed in a doctor’s office, whereas an appendectomy and knee replacement surgery require general anesthesia and are not within the scope of naturopathic physicians.
I'm going to be starting a new series on my blog that recognizes and praises different departments and people who keep NUHS running on a daily basis. These are areas of the university that tend to be overlooked, but they are vital to the culture and environment at NUHS. To kick off this series, I'd like to recognize and praise the Facilities and Grounds staff.
Last week Thursday, I attended a screening of the documentary, “Just One Drop” that explores the most controversial system of medicine — homeopathy. The NUHS Homeopathy Club did a great job getting the screening closer to campus, in Warrenville, Illinois, instead of Rockford, Illinois, where it was originally scheduled.