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Why are you in medicine?
Medicine

Why are you in medicine?

I was recently interviewed on a podcast and was asked the simple question, “Why are you in medicine?” In retrospect, that’s the exact question I silently ask myself in frustration and exhaustion a little bit too often while I’m in the hospital. In those moments I recognize that I feel …

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Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours
Medicine

Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours

The path to becoming a doctor is notoriously difficult. Following pre-med studies and four years of medical school, freshly minted M.D.s must spend anywhere from three to seven years (depending on their chosen specialty) training as “residents” at an established teaching hospital. Medical residencies are institutional apprenticeships—and are therefore structured …

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Female Surgeon Discrimination: When the Patient Ask for the Real Doctor
Medicine

Female Surgeon Discrimination: When the Patient Ask for the Real Doctor

Studies illuminate that although science and medicine have taken great strides in health and care in the last hundred years, gender roles and stereotypes still guide society’s thoughts on who can be a surgeon. But this problem stretches past the borders of America because almost 70% of newly qualified women …

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"Robot surgery" are saving men from cancer
Medicine

“Robot surgery” are saving men from cancer

There’s a patient under there somewhere: The incredible medical robots that have saved a record number of men from deadly prostate cancer. £1 million Da Vinci robots have saved over 500 men with the advanced disease They are used to perform life-saving surgery at University College London Hospitals Procedures credited …

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5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook
Medicine

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

There’s arguably no scarier diagnosis a patient can receive from their doctor than cancer. But the grim reality, based on data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, is that 38.5% of all people, men and women, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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