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Camp Med shows students what medicine’s about

Modified: Thursday, Jun 21st, 2012

Photo/ Allen Thayer - Catie Berry, a freshman at Lingle-Fort Laramie High, gives two thumbs up before a frozen turkey gets a CT scan. Other Camp Med students are Southeast High senior Hailie Pragnell, left, fellow SE senior Crickett Volmer and LFL graduate Jane Kinberg.

TORRINGTON – Endo-scopy is cool.

And it’s just one of the medical procedures that high school students attending the inaugural Camp Med at Banner Health Community Hospital on June 5-7 learned about firsthand.

Endoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your body. It uses an instrument called an endoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The doctor moves it through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Sometimes scopes are used for surgery, such as for removing polyps from the colon.

For the complete article see the 06-20-2012 issue.

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