Wake up and smell the colon! We all know coffee ☕️ helps us poop, but we still don't know exactly why. A 1990 study published in gastroenterology journal Gut (yes, our new favorite mag!) showed that coffee produced a "gastrocolonic response" -- aka 💩 -- in some people. However, we still don't know what exactly in coffee is sending us running for the bathroom 🚽. Could it be: 1. Caffeine (unclear because decaf can also get your bowels moving) or 2. Gastrin? Coffee stimulates the release of this stomach hormone, which tells you when you're hungry and also gets those bowels going, or 3. Something else? Coffee acts on the stomach lining and small intestine. We don't know for sure, all we do know is, we sure do like our morning coffee and poop! P.S. You'll find that colon mug at our print-on-demand shop and that cuddly colon plush here.
Every day is Labor Day when you're a Labor and Delivery nurse! Seasons's Greetings from our Gyno Gang to yours!
Here is another group of lovely nurses who have received their lapel pins from our "Nurses Giveaway." We love seeing these pics so much. They are so fun, keep 'em coming please!
Gotta explain how your kidneys work -- or don't -- wherever you go? We got you. This adorable kidney tote bag shows you exactly how blood gets filtered and turned into pee. Take it with you on your next dialysis clinic visit and get ready to school people. Can also be printed as a poster to spice up the walls at your nephrologist's office. Ureters in the air for your awesome kidneys, everybody!