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September 5, 2009

An information leaflet about chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Sorry to say, but only in Finnish so far. The leaflet contains 28 pages of information about ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease, and also a short dictionary explaining the medical words used in connection with these diseases.


"Krooniset tulehdukselliset suolistosairaudet", that is Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, in Finnish

So, if by any chance someone is interested in translating this leaflet into English and publish it somewhere in the world, well, send us an email!


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August 19, 2009

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu, a Chinese general living about 500 years BC, is believed to be the author of "The Art of War". This book has, since it was written over 2000 years ago, has been of great importance. As a little detail, Mao Zedong used ideas in "The Art of War" when writing about guerilla warfare.


Sun Tzu

You can read "The Art of War" in a translation to English published in 1910 here.

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August 17, 2009

Oh what a Sunday weather!

Vaasa is the sunniest town in Finland. That does not say that we do not have any rain here, as we did yesterday and this morning. However, in the afternoon sun started to show up and we have had a very nice sunny afternoon.


Our webcam and a rainy Sunday

Our webcam shows what weather we have here just now, and it is much better than yesterday. Just click on the picture above to see the water tower of Vaasa and its surroundings, and a weather forecast for 5 days ahead.

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August 11, 2009

520 millions of years ago...


520 miljons of years ago a small asteroid hit the planet earth in a place now called Soderfjarden south of Vaasa. It created a crater 5 kilometers in diameter. About 10 km south of Vaasa there is now a museum showing the impact of the small asteroid, about 300 meters in diameter, and the history of the crater, which is still quite visible. This museum, called Meteoriihi, is worth a visit! Click on this picture to get a first impression of this interesting museum!

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August 14, 2009

Something to think about...

TEN (NEW) COMMANDMENTS FOR OSTOMATES
Via: Vancouver Ostomy HighLife &  Regina Ostomy News

1) Thou shalt allow thyself to be sad, or angry, or depressed on occasion. Who said you always have to have a good attitude.
2) Thou shalt not let the above emotions become a way of life.
3) Thou shalt seek help, education, and support if thine unhappy emotions overcome thee.
4) Thou shalt learn to care for thy ostomy. Letting others do it for you if you are physically able is a cop-out.
5) Thou shalt seek out thy ET nurse if thou art notified with thine products.
6) Thou shalt not hide thyself away. Get out and do the things you used to do. You can.
7) Thou shalt not be ashamed.
8) Thou shalt cultivate a sense of humor about thine ostomy. There are worse things. Far worse.
9) Thou shalt set an example to the non-ostomy world. An example of triumph over adversity, courage over pity, and pride over embarrassment.
10) Thou shalt help other ostomates. Join your local UOA chapter, donate money, volunteer your time.

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Sep 4, 2008

Welcome to our blog in English!

Well, really a warm welcome to out blog!

In these pages we will publish
* all the recent articles published in our site (within one month or so)
* pages about the making of this site - computers, cameras, technical information
* Interesting photos
* some partly personal writings about life here in Vaasa and Finland
* and a lot of other information, both medical and general
And this site is open for discussion! In the bottom of all pages You can fill in comment, ideas, and almost everything else, and perhaps in an hour or so get an answer from other readers of this site.

Medical information is serious and sometimes boring. In these pages You are allowed to have fun! So if any of You have a good story to tell, just do it!

Hans Bjorknas, www.gastrolab.net

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That is what we would like Gastrolab Image Library and Endoscopic Archives to be.

Perhaps We can achieve this together? Many of You have ecxellent endoscopic images just waiting for publication. When published they can be an invaluable resource for young endoscopists and for gastroenterologic education. Images published here can freely be used for noncommercial purposes.

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together with a short caption, a notice that our site is permitted to publish them and information if You want a copyright sign together with You email address (in which case possible commercial publishers can contact You to get permission to publish Your images).

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