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Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors
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Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors

To make a good doctor we need medical schools to be honest with students and teach them about how things really are. We need to provide medical students with that most powerful and dangerous of life forces—reality. Some patients can be difficult and dangerous. Most clinical decisions have no evidence …

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"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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart
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VIDEO: Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart

The heart itself is made up of 4 chambers, 2 atria and 2 ventricles. De-oxygenated blood returns to the right side of the heart via the venous circulation. It is pumped into the right ventricle and then to the lungs where carbon dioxide is released and oxygen is absorbed. The …

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Nine places across the world where CANNIBALISM is still alive and well
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Nine places across the world where CANNIBALISM is still alive and well

We all know that life is dog-eat-dog but in some pockets of the globe, things are more man-eat-man. Cannibalism is very much still alive today despite being considered repulsive by the vast majority of societies. There are, however, areas where eating human flesh is ingrained in tradition and a part …

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Cure for HIV
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Cure for HIV

HIV, or ‘human immunodeficiency virus’, is a serious virus that is most known for its role in causing AIDS – a condition that causes the progressive failure of the immune system and that leads to potentially threatening infections and cancers to occur. Often HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably for …

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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 …

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Glimepiride: uses & side effects
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Glimepiride: uses & side effects

Glimepiride (original trade name Amaryl) is an orally available medium-to-long-acting sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug. It is sometimes classified as either the first third-generation sulfonylurea, or as second-generation. Uses of Glimepiride: It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar (diabetes). What do I need to tell my …

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