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July Recap: Surgeries And Sutures!

Medical scholars at July’s session of the Ladder had the opportunity to try their hands at surgery and suturing!   Our youngest scholars focused on learning the finer points of tying off sutures using needle drivers without needles (safety first!) … Continue reading

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Next Session Of The Ladder – July 11th: Surgery and Sutures!

This month we’ll be exploring a topic well known to more senior medical scholars but entirely new as a topic at the Ladder: surgery & sutures – or, to use terminology that’s more widely known outside of medicine, operations and stitches! You’ll have … Continue reading

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June Recap: Ears, Sound and Balance

Medical scholars at June’s session learned all about ears, sound and balance. Scholars learned how to use otoscopes to look at the anatomy of the ear…   …and audioscopes – devices used to check hearing function.   Medical scholars learned … Continue reading

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May Recap: Mind And Body Medicine!

At today’s session of the Ladder, medical scholars had the opportunity to learn about mind and body medicine. The premise of mind-and-body medicine is that your mind and body are connected: the state of your mind can impact the health of … Continue reading

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The Next Session Of The Ladder – May 9th: Mind-Body Medicine!

As our Ladder medical scholars learn each month, medicine very often focuses on addressing obvious physical things like broken bones, a tumor growing where it doesn’t belong, pressure level in blood vessels, how the heart is functioning, using medicine to … Continue reading

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Next Session Of The Ladder – April 11th: Muscles, Bones & Joints!

In our Ladder sessions we talk a lot about everything from the brain and nervous system to the digestive system, from eyes and ears to teeth and organs. But how are all of those bits and pieces of our bodies held … Continue reading

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March Recap: The Brain And Nervous System!

At the March session of The Ladder, medical scholars had the opportunity to learn about the brain and nervous system. But before getting down to the medical science fun, scholars split into smaller groups so they could get to know … Continue reading

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Next Session Of The Ladder – March 14th: The Brain And Nervous System!

[Please note: this month’s Ladder will be at the Minneapolis Urban League – 2100 Plymouth Ave N. in north Minneapolis, right across from the UROC. Park at UROC building and safely cross over Plymouth Ave to the Urban League] It’s a good bet … Continue reading

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Next Session of the Ladder – Feb. 14th: the Heart Like You’ve Never Seen It!

Think you know the heart? Have you been-there/done-that on all things heart & cardio? Have you been honing your mad stethoscoping skills? Well, at February’s session of the Ladder you’ll have the opportunity to see and learn some things about … Continue reading

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January Recap: The Eyes!

January’s meeting of the Ladder was all about eyes!   After sharing lunch, introductions and discussion on some words of wisdom from (awesome astronaut) Mae Jemison…   …our medical scholars learned all about the eyes. At one station scholars learned about … Continue reading

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