Filling the Gaps

September 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

I came across this great video clip of Irish comedian Dara O’Briain having a go at homeopathy, nutrinionists and other pseudosciences. I especially liked this passage:

Homeopaths get on my nerves with the ol’ “Well, science doesn’t know everyting.” Well, science KNOWS it doesn’t know everything, otherwise it would’ve stopped. (…) But just ’cause science doesn’t know everything, doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairytale most appeals to you.

Hat tip to Life in the Fast Lane.

The Party Bag

September 28, 2009 § 2 Comments

Stoma bags and skin barrier (top right). Photo: www.oncolex.no.

Colostomy (stoma) bags and mounting plate (top right). Photo by Øystein Horgmo © http://www.oncolex.no.

I was going through a lot of old photos today, and came across a funny one I’d completely forgotten. About a year ago I was working with a medical writer to document treatment for colorectal cancer. I was going to take several photos to accompany this video and a text about living with a stoma. That’s when I decided to play a little trick on the writer. « Read the rest of this entry »

No Scrubs

September 25, 2009 § 1 Comment

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Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

The hospital where I work has two major building complexes. The cancer center, where I spend most of my days, is located about a 15-minute drive from the main hospital. Some cancer surgery and other procedures are, however,  only done at the main hospital, so I sometimes head over there with my cameras. This was one of those days. « Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Take Your Own Clinical Photos

September 17, 2009 § 3 Comments

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I have written a guest post for the dermatology blog DermMatters, published by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD). Titled “Why You Should Take Your Own Clinical Photos”, the post contains five tips for doctors who want to start taking their own pictures. Check it out here!

Sneak Preview

September 9, 2009 § 6 Comments

I’ve been busy the last few weeks editing English voice overs for all my 90+ medical videos at www.oncolex.no. While the English version of the website will not be launched yet, I can give you an exclusive sneak preview of a video right here, right now. Check out this video of a preoperative stoma marking, and tell me what you think!

Filming Dental Implants

September 8, 2009 § 3 Comments

dental_implantI recently got a question from an American dentist, concerning the filming of dental implant procedures (image credit). As this may be interesting to others, I post the question and answer here. « Read the rest of this entry »

More Than Nothing

September 7, 2009 § 1 Comment

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Retinitis pigmentosa, as interpreted by photographer Bård Ek.

I visited a beautiful photo exhibition yesterday, titled “More Than Nothing” (Mer enn ingenting).  The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted has gotten 18 of Norway’s best photographers to interpret the most common eye conditions. The purpose is to show both what it’s like to be visually impaired, and to inform about the different conditions.

The photographers have interviewed persons with these conditions and then tried to what the world looks like through their eyes. All the photos can be seen on the exhibition website (only Norwegian text). Browse by clicking on the photographer’s names on the left.

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