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13 worst physicians of 2017, as named by Medscape
Doctors

13 worst physicians of 2017 – Named by Medscape

As it does each year, Medscape has recognized 26 of the best and worst physicians in medicine, healthcare, research and health policy. The “best” include leaders and groundbreakers in psychiatry, oncology and health economics, whereas the “worst” includes those who faced criminal charges from murder to Medicare fraud. Here’s who made the “worst” category. “Worst” …

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5 Things Doctors Should NEVER Post on Social Media
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5 Things Doctors Should NEVER Post on Social Media

The popularity of social media has exploded in recent years with 31.24% of all web traffic now coming from social media platforms.  According to the New York Times, in April of 2015, the leading social media platform is Facebook with an incredible 1.44 billion users. This immense popularity offers medical professionals some exciting …

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How To Get Rid Of Plaque and Whiten Your Teeth Without Expensive Treatments
Health

How To Get Rid Of Plaque and Whiten Your Teeth Without Expensive Treatments

Plaque is the colorless, sticky film of bacteria which accumulates on the teeth. If left untreated, it continues to buildup and hardens into tartar, leading to gingivitis, or inflammation of the gum tissue. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies which will prevent these issues in a completely safe and effective …

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Just Take This Vitamin and You Will Be Mosquito Free All Summer Long!
Health

Just Take This Vitamin and You Will Be Mosquito Free All Summer Long

You surely often use mosquito repellents and they seem to prevent the itchy bites from these insects, apparently, they are full of toxic chemicals which cause harmful side-effects if ingested or absorbed into the skin. Therefore, homemade repellents are much better, as they are safe, and still an effective, way …

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Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, causes & treatment
Medicine

Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, causes & treatment

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to part of the brain is cut off or significantly reduced. Without the oxygen carried by the blood, brain cells can die quickly, which can cause permanent brain damage. Strokes can be major or minor and the consequences can range …

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What Are the types, Symptoms and Warning Signs of Hepatitis C?
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What Are the types, Symptoms and Warning Signs of Hepatitis C?

Invisible disease How do you know if you have hepatitis C? In the early stages of the disease it can be hard to tell, and most people don’t perceive any symptoms. Hepatitis is an inflammation of your liver that can be very serious. Though hepatitis can be caused by infection, medication, toxins, or autoimmune …

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Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?
Medicine

Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. What is a …

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What is Epispadias? Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Surgery

What is Epispadias? Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Epispadias? Epispadias is a rare congenital (present at birth) abnormality that involves the opening of the urethra (the tube from which urine exit the bladder). In boys with epispadias, the urethra opens in top of the penis rather than the tip. The space between this opening and tip …

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TURP Procedure: Risk and Alternative
Surgery

TURP Procedure: Risk and Alternative

Overview A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis only found in men. It’s located between the penis and bladder, and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine …

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