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 …

Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?
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Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?

If you are in Germany, medical doctor salary will vary depending on specialization. The average salary in Germany changes according to field of specialization: internal medicine at €55,776; neurologist at €45,693; general practice at €46,000; cardiologist at €49,579; family physician at €74,546; ophthalmologist at €36,000; and radiologist at €80,000. There …

Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient
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Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient

An outback doctor who suggested sex with a patient after examining his genitals, and had sex with a different patient soon after treating his wife and step-daughter has been suspended for three months. General practitioner Dr Biljana Nikolova-Trask, from Broken Hill in NSW, has had her medical registration suspended for three …

UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients' livers with his initials
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UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients’ livers with his initials

A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients with a laser beam during transplant operations. The renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon, Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. He was suspended later …

Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor
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Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor

It’s your biggest dream and quite possibly your biggest fear at the same time. Your intern year. The year where you are officially called a “doctor” by hospital staff, your colleagues, and your loved ones. This major milestone after medical school is one of the most exciting (and challenging) ones …