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An Unconscious Patient with a DNR Tattoo

We present the case of a person whose presumed code-status preference led him to tattoo “Do Not Resuscitate” on his chest. Paramedics brought an unconscious 70-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and atrial fibrillation to the emergency department, where he was found to have …

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The World’s Most Sophisticated Algorithm for Choosing a Med Specialty

Decisions, decisions… You’ve spent the majority of your life in school working hard for the big prize: the prestigious two letters after your name, “MD”. But, now that your real life dream is creeping closer, you have to make that difficult decision, what kind of MD? This highly accurate algorithm …

10 Unbelievable Medical Mistakes
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10 Unbelievable Medical Mistakes

1.The Fertility Clinic that used the wrong sperm When Nancy Andrews, of Commack, N.Y., became pregnant after an in vitro fertilization procedure at a New York fertility clinic, she and her husband expected a new addition to their family. What they did not expect was a child whose skin was significantly …

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

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 …

"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 …

Reality Medical Shows That You MUST WATCH
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Reality Medical Shows That You MUST WATCH

Are you a fan of blood and gore? Does watching bloodied organs, disfigured body parts, growing tumors, and new absurd diseases excite you? Then those medical shows on TV do you no good. However hard they try to show the reality, everything on those shows is filmed and rehearsed and scripted. …

Why are Doctors wearing Blue and Green Scrubs?
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Why are Doctors wearing Blue and Green Scrubs?

Scrubs used to be white — the color of cleanliness. Then in the early 20th century, one influential doctor switched to green because he thought it would be easier on a surgeon’s eyes, according to an article in a 1998 issue of Today’s Surgical Nurse. Although it is hard to confirm …

Important information about Metformin: Uses and side effects
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Important information about Metformin: Uses and side effects

What is metformin? Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating …