Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology
Doctors

Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology

People with locked-in syndrome suffer from total paralysis of all voluntary muscles. Though their thinking, hearing and feeling abilities are unaffected, those with this rare misfortune cannot breathe, chew, swallow, or speak. Though most victims can communicate with their eyes, those who have completely locked-in syndrome (CLIS) have lost even …

Doctor On The Verge Of Giving Birth Pauses To Deliver Another Woman’s Baby
Medicine

Doctor On The Verge Of Giving Birth Pauses To Deliver Another Woman’s Baby

Dr. Amanda Hess was dressed in a hospital gown and ready to have a baby when she heard another mom-to-be crying in pain down the hall. Amanda Hess was dressed in a hospital gown and ready to give birth to her second child last week in Frankfort, Kentucky. But when …

Doctor On Transgender Women Giving Birth: ‘You Could Do It Tomorrow’
Medicine

Doctor On Transgender Women Giving Birth: ‘You Could Do It Tomorrow’

Since 2014, Sweden has successfully performed five similar procedures. For transgender women hoping to give birth, scientists believe that good news may be coming sooner than they thought. According to Dr. Richard Paulson, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Los Angeles, medical treatments for transgender people have become “mainstream,” meaning there’s more attention on them …

11-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Forced To Marry Her Rapist
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11-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Forced To Marry Her Rapist

Sherry Johnson’s family tried to protect the members of their church congregation that raped her by forcing her into marriage. At least one child under the age of 16 gets married in Florida every few days. That’s because what many would call underage marriage is still legal in every state in …

The World’s Youngest Mother - Only Five years OLD
Medicine

The World’s Youngest Mother – Only Five years OLD

In 1939, a healthy young girl gave birth to an equally healthy baby boy. The only noteworthy detail about this event was the mother’s age: She was five years old. In the early spring of 1939, a worried family from a remote village in Peru took their five-year-old daughter to …

How to fix all of your sleep problems
Health

How to fix all of your sleep problems

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, keeping you from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us …

Medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality
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Medical school will teach doctors Anatomy with Microsoft’s augmented reality

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology. Every doctor, no matter how long they’ve been out of medical school, will remember the first time they walked into a dissection lab. They’ll remember the smell of the embalming …

Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors
Medical Student

Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors

To make a good doctor we need medical schools to be honest with students and teach them about how things really are. We need to provide medical students with that most powerful and dangerous of life forces—reality. Some patients can be difficult and dangerous. Most clinical decisions have no evidence …

"ABC" of being a Good Doctor
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“ABC” of being a Good Doctor

“To be a doctor, then, means much more than to dispense pills or to patch up or repair torn flesh and shattered minds. To be a doctor is to be an intermediary between man and GOD” (Felix Marti-Ibanez in To Be a Doctor). “One of the essential qualities of the clinician …