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How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...

How To: Heal faster after surgery

There are a variety of ways to speed up your body’s ability to heal. Things like keeping the incision clean, resting, nutritious foods and physical therapy will get you feeling strong quickly. Avoid negativity, as it may actually slow down your recovery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow the advice on your “get well soon” card and be back to your old self in no time.

How To: Place ear drops in your ears properly so that they work comfortably

Ear drops are useful for all sorts of ear problems, but many people don't take advantage of them fully because they find they don't work or are uncomfortable. That is probably because they aren't using them properly. This video by a respected ENT with show you how to place eardrops correctly so that they work and won't get caught on your ear drum and cause the swimmers-ear sensation that scares so many away from ear drops.

How To: Avoid "tongue bite" when pipe smoking

Eric from SmokingPipeTobacco explans what a tongue bite is, what causes it and how you can alleviate the symptoms. Tongue bite is basically a chemical burn on the surface of the tongue. When the tobacco combusts, the chemicals released may cause the burn. This is connected to the PH level. Tongue bite is different for everyone. What may give one person tongue bite will not necessarily affect another person in the same way. Alcohol and carbonated drinks make it worse, . This is because these d...

How To: Take an HIV home test

HIV testing is now easier than ever with the HIV Home Test. Learn what you need to buy, when to take the test and all the steps you need to get you tested and ready for a healthier lifestyle. Take an HIV home test.

How To: Examine a patient for vital signs

Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and know how to use every kind of sphygmomanometer. To see the entire examination procedure, perfect for nursing students, watch the video to see how to examine a patient for vital signs, and refer to the steps b...

How To: Treat a bullet wound at home

If you've just been shot but can't be bothered with a trip to the hospital you may want to know how to remove a bullet yourself. Learn how to remove the bullet as well as clean and cauterize, and bandage the wound.

How To: Make a pipe out of a highlighter marker

This video is a tutorial on how to make a smoking pipe out of a highlighter marker. To begin, you will need a highlighter marker, pliers, and a socket wrench. Use the pliers to remove the sponge tip from the highlighter marker and the back cap piece. You may discard the sponge tip but do not discard the back cap piece. Empty the highlighter marker of any tubes that are inside. Insert the socket wrench so it is less than an inch in the highlighter. If you insert it too deep, you risk burning t...

How To: Remove Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are non-cancerous growths that can be found on the heel or ball of the foot, and in some cases, even on your fingers. They most often are very painful and are hard to get rid of. Most removing methods can be very painful and uncomfortable.

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

How To: Use the Neti pot properly

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the neti pot. A neti pot is a small pot used for irrigating the nasal passages. This pot looks very similar to a tea pot. To use the pot, fill it with warm water. Lean your head over a sink and put the spout into your nostril. Tilt your head to the opposite side of the pot and slowly pour the water into the nose. The water will come out of the other nostril. This video will benefit those viewers who have nasal problems and would like to learn h...

How To: Keep bed bugs from biting

As far as we know bed bugs don't carry diseases. But the thought of an insect feeding on you while you sleep is pretty disgusting. Bed bugs are a nuisance. This video gives you some ideas where they come from and how to get rid of them. Keep bed bugs from biting.

How To: Make a marijuana pipe in under 3 minutes

This how to video shows you how to make a pipe in under three minutes. First, you will need a large nut, a piece of window screen, a mechanical pencil or pen, and electrical tape. First, cut the screen into a square shape and fit it on top of the nut. Next, attach the empty pen or pencil to the nut. Make sure you wash the nut and screen before you use it. Secure the pen or pencil with the electrical tape. This is useful if you cannot afford to buy a real glass pipe of your own. You are now re...

How To: Control pain the NLP way

Are you constantly fighting pain? Do you wish you could turn pain off like a switch? Well, we've teamed up with NLP expert Andy Austin to show you how to use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to change the way your mind interprets the pain signal, so the pain is effectively reduced or even turned off. Control pain the NLP way.

How To: Care for a closed urinary drainage

A closed urinary drainage system consists of a catheter inserted into the urinary bladder and connected via tubing to a drainage bag. The catheter is retained in the bladder by an inflated balloon. The drainage of urine is totally dependent on gravity. Therefore, tubing and the drainage bag, to collect urine, must always be below the level of the bladde.

How To: Make an herbal liniment

John Gallagher here explains the process of making herbal liniments. We use Comfrey root (1 ounce) 3/4th ounce of valerian root and ½ ounce calendula flower along with 1/4th teaspoon cayenne pepper and 3/4th ounce of ground cinnamon. Pint of rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol along with pint jar, strainer, cheese cloth and a coffee filter will also be needed. All the herbs in required weights have to be mixed. Pour the rubbing alcohol to fill the jar to the top. Stir it then. Always label your ...

Shortcut: 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy throat, a stuffy nose, a dire need to pee, and more. My favorites:

How To: Get rid of a double chin with face exercises

In this video, we learn how to get rid of a double chin with face exercises. This works the chin muscle, known as the metalis. It also works the muscles at the front of your neck. This exercise exerts a gentle pressure on your chin and the front of your neck. It will tone and tighten your neck to make it look youthful and vibrant. It also tones your jaw muscle to define your jaw line and get rid of those jowls. First, stretch out your neck as far as it will go. Then, open your mouth and close...

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...

News: 10 Unconventional Hangover Cures

For most Americans, the bane of the hangover is typically remedied by lots of water, painkillers, greasy food, and a day wasted on the couch. But if you're tired of potato chips and fried eggs, perhaps it's time you enter unfamiliar territory. Below, a combination of unorthodox methods for taming the beast, derived from science, sparkly Whole Foods new ageism, and the far East.

How To: Perform a basket weave ankle taping

Dave Watkins from the Wakefield Sports Clinic demonstrates how to perform a specific type of ankle taping. This basket weave taping is very common for people who have previous ankle injuries. This taping technique provides great support for all athletes. The taping is done by taking two strips, one little and one larger. Pull the tape from the outside of the ankle all the way across to the inside of the foot going underneath the foot. Next take straight strips and tape them from the base of t...