The Vertebral Column

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The vertebral column is made up of 33 individual bones stacked on top of each other. They form a curved bony structure along the length of the back. The vertebral column is important for the protection of the spinal cord that runs within the vertebrae. It is also involved in supporting and allowing movement of the body. READ POST

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2022

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November marks the start of pancreatic cancer awareness month. According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, “Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. It is currently the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States after lung and colon.” READ POST

Complete Anatomy Diversity Statement

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At Complete Anatomy, we want to help students to be better prepared for medical practice in the real world. The next step on this journey is model customization, which we’re excited to release as part of Complete Anatomy 2023. READ POST

Complete Anatomy 2023: Now with model customization 

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The wonderful variety of humans goes way beyond the surface, but we’re starting with the skin. Although we can’t quite capture everyone who walks this planet, we’ve made a start with the ability to customize your model by choosing a set of physical attributes. It’s anatomy like you’ve never learned it before! READ POST

Model Customization: Switch it up any time 

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Did you know that you can change the physical attributes of your model at any time? Whether you want to diversify your curriculum, or simply want a fresh face to learn from, it’s easy to switch it up as you want, when you want. READ POST

Porphyria the Real Life Vampire Disease

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When we think of vampire folklore we tend to be reminded of several qualities that signify that someone or something is a vampire. Aside from biting, vampires are also known for avoiding sunlight, hating garlic, and having long sharp fangs. However, did you know that there is a real-life disease that can explain some of these unnatural symptoms? READ POST

How Blood flows to the Liver

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The liver is a large wedge-shaped structure found in the upper right to middle abdomen. It performs many functions including metabolic regulation, breakdown and detoxification of the blood, storage of essential nutrients and energy supplies, and synthesis of; bile, proteins, hormones, and amino acids.READ POST

What is Gut Health?

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The terms ‘gut health’ or ‘gut wellness’ have increased in popularity in the last several years, especially when referring to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and digestive cancers.READ POST