What Can Nurses Do That Doctors Can’t?
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What Can Nurses Do That Doctors Can’t?

Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a number of reasons. For one thing, they may be more accessible since physicians’ offices are sometimes overcrowded and an appointment is hard to come by. It can also help lower the cost of medical treatments since nurses don’t …

5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US
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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US

Applying for residency and awaiting matching results is probably the most stressful part of medical student’s life up to date, and we’ll probably add more pressure to some of them by compiling the list of 5 most competitive residency programs in US. Residency might not be med school graduate’s first true …

A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student
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A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student

Physician-scientists are medical doctors who contribute significant effort toward scientific research and play an integral role in the advancement of medical knowledge. They provide a unique perspective to the research community through first-hand experience with patients and the problems they face, but they also have the research skills to directly …

Colleagues Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Doctor For Writing Name On Cap, Don’t Realize It Saves Lives
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Colleagues Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Doctor For Writing Name On Cap, Don’t Realize It Saves Lives

Sydney based anesthetist Dr. Rob Hackett’s colleagues thought he was a little strange, a little bit off for his decision. Little did they know that his “awkward” decision to write his name and profession across the top of his scrub hat would lead to some beneficial safety changes in the …

13 worst physicians of 2017, as named by Medscape
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13 worst physicians of 2017 – Named by Medscape

As it does each year, Medscape has recognized 26 of the best and worst physicians in medicine, healthcare, research and health policy. The “best” include leaders and groundbreakers in psychiatry, oncology and health economics, whereas the “worst” includes those who faced criminal charges from murder to Medicare fraud. Here’s who made the “worst” category. “Worst” …

5 Things Doctors Should NEVER Post on Social Media
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5 Things Doctors Should NEVER Post on Social Media

The popularity of social media has exploded in recent years with 31.24% of all web traffic now coming from social media platforms.  According to the New York Times, in April of 2015, the leading social media platform is Facebook with an incredible 1.44 billion users. This immense popularity offers medical professionals some exciting …

Breast Lump: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
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Breast Lump: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Causes Breast Lump? Most breast lumps are noncancerous, which means they are benign. You might be surprised to find a breast lump, but it’s important to remember that it may not affect your long-term health. However, a breast lump can be a sign of cancer. It’s wise to always seek …

How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
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How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)

A breast self-examination (BSE) is a technique which allows an individual to examine his/her breast tissue for any physical or visual changes. It is often used as an early detectionmethod for breast cancer. Both men and women should perform a BSE at least once each month beginning at age 18. Breast Self-Exam …

7 Things Doctors Hate to Hear
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7 Things Doctors Hate to Hear

“I’m on that little white pill, you know which one I mean.” There are hundreds of little white pills, and that’s not even counting all the generics out there. In our clinic, we ask patients to bring their prescriptions (and non-prescription medications) in with them at every visit. It’s amazing …