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7 Things Doctors Hate to Hear
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7 Things Doctors Hate to Hear

“I’m on that little white pill, you know which one I mean.” There are hundreds of little white pills, and that’s not even counting all the generics out there. In our clinic, we ask patients to bring their prescriptions (and non-prescription medications) in with them at every visit. It’s amazing …

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Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?
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Do you Want to Know the Doctors Salary in Germany?

If you are in Germany, medical doctor salary will vary depending on specialization. The average salary in Germany changes according to field of specialization: internal medicine at €55,776; neurologist at €45,693; general practice at €46,000; cardiologist at €49,579; family physician at €74,546; ophthalmologist at €36,000; and radiologist at €80,000. There …

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Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient
Doctors

Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient

An outback doctor who suggested sex with a patient after examining his genitals, and had sex with a different patient soon after treating his wife and step-daughter has been suspended for three months. General practitioner Dr Biljana Nikolova-Trask, from Broken Hill in NSW, has had her medical registration suspended for three …

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Baby born with heart outside chest survives rare surgeries, first in UK
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Baby born with heart outside chest survives rare surgeries, first in UK

A British baby born with her heart outside her body is recovering from her third surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section, was born with the extremely rare condition ectopia cordis, the BBC reported. Within 50 minutes of birth, …

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UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients' livers with his initials
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UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients’ livers with his initials

A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients with a laser beam during transplant operations. The renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon, Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. He was suspended later …

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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 …

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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, …

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What are Undescended Testicles? Causes, diagnosis, treatment
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What are Undescended Testicles? Causes, diagnosis, treatment

What are Undescended Testicles? An undescended testicle (or “testis”) is when it fails to drop into the normal place in the scrotum. Your child’s health care provider can find this during a routine exam. This issue is found in about 3 or 4 out of  100 newborns (and up to …

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Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?
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Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?

The high-pitched wail of the pneumatic saw cutting through the tibia, and the little bits of tissue the blade flung onto the surgeon’s gown were not enough to get to me the first time I saw a surgery, during my senior year in high school. It was the smell. Sliding …

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