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Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

The Vermont senator finally throws his support behind Clinton, more than a month after she wrapped up the nomination.<p>Bernie Sanders ended the Democratic Party’s protracted primary battle Tuesday in New Hampshire, endorsing Hillary Clinton by reaching out to his own progressive coalition with a …

21 Surprising Historical Duties of the Wedding Party

<i>Jen Doll, author of</i> Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, <i>reveals what used to be expected of bridesmaids,</i> …

Space Science

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

Every so often, the same mysterious image seems to pop up on the internet. The black-and-white portrait looks to be at least a hundred years old, and yet, it is of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a Syrian woman, sitting in Pennsylvania.<p><i>From the Drexel University College of Medicine Archives</i> …

'No medical student goes to...become a businessperson'

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Chronic Disease

4 Ways Student Loan Holders Can Master Their Debt

Nearly 40 percent of younger Americans are carrying some amount of student debt and the Pew Research Center's research shows that an inability to manage and pay off that debt can impact future earning potential. The center's 2014 Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-being Study released …

What Is it Like for a Medical Student to Cut Open a Body for the First Time?

<i>What is it like for a medical student to cut open a body for the first time?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Jae Won</i> …

Making the Cut

<i>Which surgeon you get matters — a lot. But how do we know who the good ones are?</i><p>“You can think of surgery as not really that different than golf.” …

Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

What kind of doctor would participate in an inmate’s execution, only to ‘joke’ about getting blood on his jacket? The medical field employs more than …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

NYC Ebola Patient Is Ninth Case In America. Here's What Happened To The Other Eight.

It’s official: Ebola is in New York City.<p>Dr. Craig Spencer, a doctor who just returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa, is currently in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Officials confirmed on Thursday night that Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus.<p>Spencer is the ninth case of Ebola in …

Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil

One of Saudi Arabia’s preeminent activists, who led the right-to-drive movement, describes her decision to take off the niqab.<p>No piece of cloth …

Malcolm Gladwell Says Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs And IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Share These 3 Personality Traits

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are <b>open to experience</b>, <b>conscientious</b>, and <b>disagreeable</b>.<p>Let's go over each:<p><b>• Openness to experience</b> describes the way you relate to new information. If you get really excited about novelty, then you're highly open — which …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

Top 8 Reasons You Should Marry A Female Physician

<b>1. We know CPR.</b><p>Someone once gave me the advice to marry the person you want to be in the trenches with. In other words, when the s&%^ is hitting the …

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

35 summer reading picks for surgeons

August 27, 2014 | Print | Email<p>Though in some places around the country the hot weather has just kicked in, summer's last hurrah is around the …

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five …

Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases

Splenectomy remains a common procedure for the management of certain benign and malignant hematologic diseases. Laparoscopic splenectomy is …

Medicine

Doctor Explains The Biggest Problem With The American Healthcare System

"She always told us she wanted us to become doctors because she wanted people to stand when we walked into a room," says Jauhar, who went on to become a cardiologist.<p>Upon donning that hallowed white coat, however, Jauhar says he started to get uncomfortable. He felt like he was compromising some of …

Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients - and could even consign heart transplants to history.<p>A pioneering new treatment that allows damaged hearts to recover without the need for major surgery is being trialled by …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

ZMapp: The Experimental Ebola Treatment Explained

How tobacco may help defeat one of the world’s deadliest viruses.<p>Last Saturday in Monrovia, Liberia, neighbors stood in the street trying to block officials as the Liberian Ministry of Health brought 37 bodies of Ebola victims to a small plot of recently purchased land. In the midst of the burial, …

An Amazing Healthcare Revolution Is Happening In Maryland — And Almost No One's Talking About It

"I left, and I described it as the 'anti-gravity zone' for healthcare," Sharfstein, the state of Maryland's health secretary, told Business Insider in an interview last week. "Just everything was incredible. I think they were pretty far out ahead of the country at that point."<p>Sharfstein had just …

Saturday Morning with Kids vs. Saturday Morning without Kids

"You hear laughter, which is almost more terrifying than crying." Yes. Or you hear nothing. You know that your kids are (probably) still in the …

Clinton tells 'Daily Show' she wants office with 'fewer corners,' talks Mideast peace

When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid -- and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.<p>The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet …