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What Is Your Dominant Learning Style And How To Improve It
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What Is Your Dominant Learning Style And How To Improve It

There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Most people learn best through a combination of the three types of learning styles, but everybody is different. The common characteristics of each learning style listed below can help you understand how you learn and what methods of …

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Should Med Students Help in an Emergency?
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Should Med Students Help in an Emergency?

Let’s say you are on an airplane flying to your vacation. Suddenly, you hear “are there any doctors aboard this airplane?” As a medical student, you are faced with a conundrum: Do you speak up or simply remain silent? There are only two options, and no matter what you do, …

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5 Soft Skills Every Medical Student Needs
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5 Soft Skills Every Medical Student Needs

As any practicing physician can attest, adequate medical care extends beyond pure medical knowledge to extensive interpersonal skills and well-calibrated self-awareness. While many medical and premedical students emphasize their fitness for medicine by highlighting their superior performances in academic realms, “softer” skills—like the ability to collaborate with colleagues and to …

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Hypertension Treatment & Care
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Hypertension Treatment & Care

Treating high blood pressure can take a multi-pronged approach including diet changes, medication, and exercise. Learn about hypertension treatment options here. Hypertension TreatmentTreatment for hypertension comes in many forms, from lifestyle changes to medication. Learn more from this overview about how to lower blood pressure. High Blood Pressure DrugsYour doctor …

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Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures
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Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures

Overview A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection. Sometimes the erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea also ruptures. That’s known …

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A Case Of Abdominal Pain In The ER. And A Surprising Cause.
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A Case Of Abdominal Pain In The ER. And A Surprising Cause.

(Triage note: 45-year-old male, vomiting for two days. Abdominal pain.) Dr. Stephen Cluff is like Yoda. Judging by body hair, he’s more like Chewbacca. But he’s short, wise, and with his white hair and arthritic limp, he may as well have green skin, poor sentence structure, and a Muppet’s voice. …

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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US
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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US

Applying for residency and awaiting matching results is probably the most stressful part of medical student’s life up to date, and we’ll probably add more pressure to some of them by compiling the list of 5 most competitive residency programs in US. Residency might not be med school graduate’s first true …

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84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer - Lost her medical license
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84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer – Lost her medical license

According to Washington Post, Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn’t much technology in the office of physician Anna Konopka, 84. Instead, her patients’ records are tucked into two file cabinets, which sit in a tiny office next door to her 160-year-old clapboard house in New London, …

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Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way
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Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way

The medical school experience is changing. One example: Med students who want to ace their classes sometimes turn to Facebook, where they join organic, customized groups that serve as digital libraries, uniting peers prepping for exams and more, according to a recent study. This sort of virtual study group is …

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