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Nephrotic vs Nephritic Syndrome

Sometimes children cannot help but get diseases unknowingly, and doctors come to the rescue to treat them. Most of the common childhood illnesses that we know are fever, colds, flu, and so forth. But organ-based diseases affecting the kidneys, liver, and heart should be treated with expert care and clinical eyes …

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 …

Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know
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Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know

Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, …

Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs
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Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs

Antipsychotic drugs were discovered in the 1950s and currently over 20 compounds are licensed. They vary in clinical effects and especially in unwanted effects. Antipsychotics are classified in a number of ways and this brief guide touches on selected aspects of classification. ‘Typical’ and ‘atypical’ antipsychotics Discovery of antipsychotic properties …

Tips for High School Students Who Want to be a Doctor
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Tips for High School Students Who Want to be a Doctor

Do you think you might want to go to medical school in the future? Are you wondering what you can do now to prepare and enhance your chances of gaining admission? It’s never too early to start thinking about your career goals and planning on how to achieve them. When …

Teaching residents to teach will improve medical education
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Teaching residents to teach will improve medical education

Medical residents take on a variety of responsibilities. Some are clear, upfront, and obvious: the responsibilities they have been training for since entering medical school. Coming up with a treatment plan and carrying it out is first and foremost their raison d’etre, and they put an enormous amount of effort …

12 Medical Words You Always Mispronounce
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12 Medical Words You Always Mispronounce

Tinnitus EMMA KAPOTES/RD.COM, ISTOCK Say: “TIN-it-us.” That’s how doctors say it, but they’re used to hearing “ti-nite-us” too. If you have the condition, here are effective tinnitus remedies. Ophthalmologist EMMA KAPOTES/RD.COM, ISTOCK Say: “off-thull-MAH-luh-just.” Your eye doctor will want you to take a closer look at all the letters: There’s an H after …

Medical School Depression: Are There Specific Causes and Patterns Among Students?
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Medical School Depression: Are There Specific Causes and Patterns Among Students?

Recent study published in the journal of BMC Medical Education gives an insight into the patterns and causes of medical school depression. Depression is a mental illness that causes persistent low mood, and lack of interest and pleasure in daily life. Individuals with depression have feelings of worthlessness and disrupted concentration, sleep …

The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School
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The Only Five Criteria to Consider When Choosing A Medical School

Hospital cafeteria food. Malignancy or benign-ness. Patient population seen in the third and fourth years. A medical school interview provides a fusillade of data points to consider, and an applicant can feel overwhelmed. But what criteria actually matter in the long run? Doctors can debate this question endlessly, but here, …