How To: 10 Stories of Crazy Self-Surgeries + How to Perform Them Yourself

Do you have what it takes to save your own life, or perhaps even your sanity? Maybe save a buck or two in the process? If you think you do, read on, but I warn you—if you're prone to vasovagal syncope, i.e. fainting at the sight of blood, maybe you better skip this one. But if you can stand a little pain and control your heart rate Hannibal Lector-style, then you might just be able to perform a few life-saving, cost-effective self-surgeries. It almost sounds like a Chuck Palahniuk novel, wher...

How To: Perform a testicular self exam

Testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as it’s best carried out in the shower, it’s a great excuse for taking a bit longer in the morning. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to check testicles for any lumps or possible cancer.

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Perform a nasogastric tube insertion

This medical how-to video demonstrates the simple steps for inserting a nasogastric tube. A nasogastric tube is more commonly known as a NG. Follow along and learn the basic protocol for doing this procedure. To do a NG tube insertion you will need 14-16 French gauge nasogastric tubing, water soluble lubricating jelly, catheter tip syringe, suction drainage system, and hypoalergenic tape. For your patient, you should have ready a cup of water with a straw, emesis basin, and a towel.

How To: Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.

How To: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: The Top 5 Home Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak Rashes

Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.

How To: Remove tar from skin

We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.

How To: Treat nail fungus with oregano and tea tree oil

There is a fungus among us that turns are nails brittle and yellow. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat nail fungus with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. These home remedies are great alternatives to expensive prescription antifungal creams. Learn to use tea tree oil, oregano oil, Vapor Rub, Listerine and white vinegar to treat nail fungus.

How To: Draw blood with three different phlebotomy techniques

Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extracting blood cultures. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedures (three different versions), but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervis...

How To: Perform a breast self exam

1 in 9 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, and at least a third of women will not self-check their breasts. Early diagnosis is essential in treating breast cancer, and that’s where monthly self-checks come in. If you’re not sure where to start – don’t worry! Dr Dawn Harper’s guide will give you advice on exactly how to self-check your boobs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to self examine breasts for any lumps or possible cancer.

How To: Make a pipe out of a soda can

This how-to video shows you how to make a pipe from an aluminum can. You will need an aluminum can, a knife, and a lighter. First, crush the can horizontally. Next, cut a hole using the knife at the bottom of the can. Next, cut a few notches on the side of the can where it is crushed. Once this is done, you are ready to use the can as a pipe. You will put your mouth on the regular opening of the soda can. The material being smoked is placed on the crushed side of the can with the notches. Thi...

How To: Roll a joint backwards

In this video, we learn how to roll a joint backwards. First, you will need your ganja, then you will need a piece of rolling paper for it. After this, put the product on the paper in the middle. Then, put a filter at the end of it to filter out anything bad you don't want to go inside of your mouth. Then, use water or lick the end of the wrapper and roll it up to stick it onto itself at the bottom. Once finished, turn it around and then tap it to pack it down to the end. Rip off any extra pa...

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