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The Hardest Parts of Medical School (According to Students)

There is no way around it: medical school is a challenge. It’s a very difficult experience that’s meant to weed out those who can’t handle the pressure and responsibility that it takes to have people’s lives in your hands. But with hard work and the right preparation, you can get through it. In the spirit of preparation, we reached out to some current medical school students, doctors, and educational forums to bring together a list of the hardest parts of medical school. Hopefully, this…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

The Lost Sheep: They’re MDs But Can’t Find Residency Positions

This was an email. I read your article on Physician’s Weekly about unmatched MDs. I am a bit down and looking for advice. I graduated from a Caribbean Med school. I have failed attempts and many gaps. Academically I dug myself into a deep dark hole, but my desire to practice medicine kept me going. I recently took Step 3 and just received my scored (failed by 2 points). I do not know anyone in medicine that can help me get a residency. I know I will be a great physician. I am just a horrible…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

Bad Blood? Why Transfusions from Women May Be Risky for Men

Getting blood from a woman who has ever been pregnant could be risky for men, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. The study, published today (Oct. 17) in the journal JAMA, found that men who received blood transfusions from previously pregnant female donors were 13 percent more likely to die during the study period, compared with men who received blood transfusions from male donors. In contrast, men who received blood transfusions from women who had never been pregnant were not at…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Review of TV show "The Good Doctor"

Just when you thought there could not be another bad medical show, ABC TV presents “The Good Doctor.” It’s about an autistic young man going to California to become a surgical resident. Just after he lands at the airport in San Jose, an overhead sign breaks and causes the unluckiest 8-year-old boy on earth to suffer three life-threatening injuries. The Good Doctor gives a bystander, who sort of sounds like a doctor but is not too confident, an anatomy lesson about where to hold pressure on a…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:48am — 3 Comments

Here Are The World’s Best Dental Schools

Dentistry is a great career path and can lead to living a secure life. If you have decided to go with dentistry, you have to consider which school is the best to complete your course. Being part of the medical field, you will have great earning potential. If you like interacting with different people every day, but do not see yourself as a doctor, dentistry might be a great option for you. Before you can become a dentist, you are going to have to consider where to study and this is where I…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:47am — No Comments

n Which Medical Specialty Are physicians Happiest?

Consider your happiness—both at and outside of work—when choosing a medical specialty. Saving lives, job security, high wages and respect among your peers are probably just a few of the many good reasons why you chose to pursue a career in medicine. But when choosing a medical specialty, your overall happiness should be at the top of your list of things to consider. You’ll know you’ve chosen the right specialty when you’re just as happy going to work as you are after you’ve left for the…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

How To Do "Abdominal Examination"

1- Wash your hands, introduce yourself to the patient and clarify their identity. Explain what you would like to do and obtain consent. A chaperone should be offered for this examination. 2- The patient should initially be laid on the bed and exposed from the waist up. Begin by making a general inspection of the patient from the end of the bed. You should be looking for: whether they are comfortable at rest do they appear to be tachypnoeic are there any obvious medical appliances around…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Med Students Show Increased Interest In Integrated Interventional Radiology

Medical student advisors and interventional radiology (IR) programs should continue to anticipate a high number of applications for integrated IR positions, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. The study, published online Aug. 24 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, surveyed first through fourth year medical students and radiology residents regarding their interest in IR versus diagnostic radiology (DR). “Medical student preference for IR seems…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:36am — No Comments

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Anesthesiologist

It’s easy to take for granted the precision with which modern medicine can manage and alleviate pain, whether you’re put under for surgery or in recovery. Anesthesiologists have a joke about that: anyone can put you to sleep, but it takes an anesthesiologist to wake you back up. To learn about the work an career of an anesthesiologist we spoke with Dr. David Maduram in New York. David’s studied at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Illinois, and is now an attending anesthesiologist.…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:35am — No Comments

6 Of The Most Incredible Surgeries Ever Performed

From out-of-body surgery to extreme cosmetic surgery in the name of art, these 6 stories illustrate incredible feats that have been achieved with a scalpel. 1. Everyone gets a sinus surgery Mark Weinberger, otherwise known as ‘The Nose Doctor’, told nearly all his patients that they would require sinus surgery. Although patients merely complained of the sniffles, Weinberger would mislead them with falsified pictures of sinus polyps, insisting surgery was the only option. The fact that he…

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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:35am — No Comments

MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination:Is It Really Tough?

I have recently taken coveted MRCP (UK) examinations Part 1 (passed) . I have frequently hear fellow coworkers and other doctors preparing for this exam saying 'omg it's so difficult' ," I have been reading kumar and Clark and still couldn't clear my exam" ,"I read whole Harrison's manual " .these lines often puzzled me and one question always arises !whether exam is difficult or you are not accessing proper study materials for exam? Well I would like to explain how you can effectively…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments

Things to Consider When Choosing a Specialty

If you think that trying to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life is difficulty after finishing up a year of core clinical clerkships, I hear you. I was in that boat and so were many of my classmates this time last year. It’s a difficult choice, but upon reflection on what you want in life makes it a little easier to find something that will give you joy for some time. Here are some things to ruminate on while deciding on a specialty! 1. Observe the life of residents and…
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Added by Dr.Murali Krishna on November 3, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments

The anti-inflammatory diet.

 is an eating plan designed to reduce chronic inflammation, a key factor in a host of health problems and several major diseases. Uses for the Anti-Inflammatory Diet In chronic inflammation, the immune system continually releases chemicals that are typically responsible for combating harmful substances like viruses and…

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Added by DR.MOHAN SHARMA on August 8, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

How Do You Discipline a 2-Year-Old? Teach your toddler behavior management skills .

Two-year-olds are filled with wonder and curiosity. And they’re learning and growing at an incredible rate. So it’s no surprise that parenting and disciplining a 2-year-old presents some unique challenges.

Perhaps your toddler is using her newly developed motor skills to scale the furniture any chance she gets. Or maybe your 2-year-old has discovered screaming at the top of her lungs is an excellent way to get attention.

No matter what your 2-year-old is up to, there’s a good…

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Added by DR.MOHAN SHARMA on July 7, 2017 at 4:25am — No Comments

Can Mesh Really Give Protection in Mesh Hernia Surgeries ?

Operation is the only remedy to get relief from this disease. Mesh, which is a piece of synthetic cloth, was introduced in the market in 1990 for use in hernia repairs. We stitch a small piece of cloth to repair our torn shirt. Same principle is used in mesh repairs where in this mesh is stitched on the weak spot or hernia hole to give protection and prevent recurrence. Relapse rate or failure rate after groin hernia surgery has come down to 7-8% in USA after every body started doing hernia…

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Added by Mohan Desarda on July 6, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

Is Water Flossing Better Than String Flossing? The future of healthy gums? By Steven Lin, DDS | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated May 23, 2017

Let me paint a situation for you. You have your dentist check-up tomorrow and you’re madly flossing because you’re worried about your bleeding gums. The main worry you have is that you promised your dentist at your last appointment (which was longer ago than you’d like to admit) that you would floss this time around.



As a dentist for a long time, I saw patients that simply didn’t floss. I heard every excuse in the book.



Naturally, I wondered if there was a better way to… Continue

Added by DR.MOHAN SHARMA on July 3, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Netter Atlas 6th Edition Review

This book is a great writing work of Frank H. Netter MD who is known for his various contributions to the field of medical sciences especially, Anatomy. This book is the most beloved book of students who want to learn human anatomy in the best way. This book gets a new edition every year which has the latest research and it remains up to date. Now, I am going to mention some of the major features from two of its editions which are 5th and…

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Added by Hamza Arshad on June 2, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments

Quadriplegia - ( clinical aspects of)-For the benefit of medical students

                                                                      Quadriplegia

Paralysis affecting all 4 limbs.

Synonym: Tetraplegia

Partial loss of power is Quadriperesis/tetraperesis

 

Types: I. Quadriplegia of upper motor Neuron Lesion

           II. Quadriplegia of lower motor neuron lesion.

 

 

II. Lower motor lesion: Flaccid…

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Added by S.UMA DEVI on May 28, 2017 at 8:43pm — No Comments

ALCOHOL

While consuming alcohol in small amounts has its health benefits, using alcohol as an escape from daily social and work pressures could lead to harmful effects.

Consuming alcohol more than the body can endure can pave the way for devastating health conditions, including permanent damage to the liver.

1. What is alcohol addiction?

When a person becomes so dependent on alcohol that it becomes difficult to function without it, the condition is called alcohol addiction.…

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Added by DR.MOHAN SHARMA on February 12, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Love Eating Sweets? 4 Warning Signs that Your Overdoing It.

Do you love eating sweets and sugary foods too much and end up overdosing on them? Sweets may be delicious, but they contain an excess amount of sugar, which is harmful for your health. There are several ways in which excess sugar can negatively affect your body.

You may not realize that you are overdosing on your sugar intake, and hence you should consider certain warning signs which indicate that you are consuming sweets abnormally. They are as follows:

You crave for sweets…

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Added by DR.MOHAN SHARMA on February 9, 2017 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

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