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September 24, 2012

 

a labrador leaning over a toilet

Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

July 31, 2012

 

little hand grasping big hand in black and white

What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

October 17, 2007

 

Nihon-Ama-Gaeru Japanese Tree Frog

How to Heave Your Guts

You've heard the expression "to heave your guts" used to refer to vomiting. In the case of frogs and toads, "heaving your guts" can have a literal connotation.

February 6, 2007

 

a collection of small reflex hammers

The Knee Jerk Reflex

Our doctors always test our knee reflexes, but why is it so important?

September 27, 2003

 

Down the Wrong Tube

A few things happen as you swallow. The back section of the roof of your mouth, also called the soft pallet, closes off the nasal passages so that food doesn’t go up into the nose.

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