If you took Medical Terminology online( & self-paced!) like I did, then you probably didn’t truly LEARN the material…I mean, I can memorize & then brain dump all day, but what’s the point?
So I started #MedTermMonday for myself so when I get to physical therapy school, I can focus more on learning the new PT school material — and not so much the stuff I should’ve already learned.
medical term :: cirrh-
Definition: prefix meaning “yellow” – Medicine Net
Definition: liver disease characterized by irreversible scarring – Medicine Net
breakdown: cirrh (yellow) + osis (disease, abnormal)
[ FUN FACT ] Cirrhosis can cause jaundice ( jaundice = yellowing of the skin ) – Medicine Net
“Cirrhosis occurs in response to damage to your liver. Each time your liver is injured, it tries to repair itself. In the process, scar tissue forms. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function.” – Mayo Clinic
All the sources I saw on cirrhosis shared a common theme… they focused on preventing cirrhosis vs fixing it:
“Staying within recommended daily and weekly alcohol limits is highly recommended to avoid cirrhosis.” – Medical News Today
One piece of advice that I’ve seen on physical therapy social media is to read more research articles. I’m currently committing to 1 article a month which should help with becoming more familiar with medical / research terminology. I’ll share the ones I get into 😉
Speaking of reading, I just created a goodreads account to keep track of the books I read this year. If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may know I’m reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
[ BTW ] the book is the color of cirrhosis ( yellow! ) so fitting
I’m borrowing it from my PT friend, Kristen ( thanks Kristen! ). It was also last month’s book of the month in the Pre-PT book club I’m in… I’m a tad bit late in reading it but what’s new really?
If you wanna creep on books I want to read this year or books I’ve read in the past, come find me on goodreads as jess PT Contender >>>here.
Do you have any tips for a beginner wanting to read research articles more often?
^^Really curious…like did you print out the paper & underline/highlight, did you keep notes, are you in a research article club?