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Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

BENSALEM, Pa. — “Do you want to see your tendons?”<p>Dr. Asif Ilyas, a hand and wrist surgeon, was about to close his patient’s wound. But first he offered her the opportunity to behold the source of her radiating pain: a band of tendons that looked like pale pink ribbon candy. With a slender surgical …

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Residency shift limits interrupt continuity of care

On March 19, the Register awarded a thistle to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its decision to allow first-year resident …

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Big Blue’s Big Bet - Alumni - Harvard Business School

One day not long ago, a Japanese woman in her 60s walked into a hospital in Tokyo, worried she might have cancer. Doctors ran tests and ultimately …

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The Comics Revealing Medical School's Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons

How “graphic medicine” is helping some students survive the bottom of the hospital pecking order<p>A young woman in a black suit and heels, with a leather portfolio hanging squarely at her side, stares at the wall across from the admissions office. She’s an applicant for medical school, on campus to …

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High-Tech Help for the Freelance Physician

New York<p>From Amazon to eBay and Uber to Airbnb, digital technology has revolutionized everyday life. But when you get sick, you might as well take a time machine back a few decades. You phone your doctor’s office to make an appointment. You sit in a waiting room stocked with old magazines. The …

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This New Pill Could Be the Secret to Preventing Aging

Get ready to Benjamin Button yourselves. Scientists are gearing up to trial a breakthrough new treatment against aging, after finding a way to …

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How Doctors Can Communicate Better with Patients

No doubt about it: Doctors are stressed out. Surveys show that physician burnout is on the rise, with the percentage of physicians in the United …

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Maharashtra CM Warns Protesting Doctors To End Strike Or Face Legal Action

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave an ultimatum to striking resident doctors to resume duty or face legal action even as the Bombay High …

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There's now a smartphone app that can accurately measure your sperm count

Scientists have developed a smartphone app for measuring sperm count which, they say, can be used at home with no special training required.<p>Hadi Shafiee, leader of the research team at Harvard Medical School, said: “We wanted to come up with a solution to make male infertility testing as simple and …

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Discovery could reverse aging and help us live on Mars

The breakthrough, which relates to how our cells repair damaged DNA, could lead to an antiaging pill. After successful treatments in mice, humans are next.<p>Researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to antiaging drugs, help astronauts survive trips to Mars and just make humans more …

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Why This Story About A Medical Student's Death Is So Important

A little less than a year ago, a fourth-year medical student named Kathryn jumped out of her apartment window. She died later at the hospital where she was studying, before her dad had time to call back about the messages her classmate left on his phone.Stuart Slavin, MD, associate dean of the …

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The Future of Health Care?

Early one recent Monday morning, in a basement clinic at University Medical Center Brackenridge, a half-dozen doctors and assistants huddled around …

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Eating better

With the New Year a few months behind us now, hectic schedules and daily distractions have gotten in the way of our most well intended resolutions. …

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Isro’s Continuing Medical Education program helps medical professionals in India upgrade their knowledge

The Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU) unit of Isro had started a <b>Continuing Medical Education (CME)</b> program in 2014. The program …

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'With neurosurgery, every day feels like a football game' for Myron Rolle

Myron Rolle, dressed in a light blue plaid jacket and dark slacks, was ready for his close-up. Within the hour, his life would change. For the time being, though, he waited in line with his fellow medical students for class photos. "It's just like a football picture," he said. "I'm not going to …

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Home remedies that may be worth a try

Harvard Medical School embraces evidence-based medicine — treatments that have been shown to be effective through high-quality studies called …

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A Day In The Life Of A Med Student On An Inpatient Rotation

Have you ever wondered exactly what it means when a medical student is “on rotations”? We always claim that we’re busy, but just what is it that we …

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Testing fertility with a smartphone app

Medical researchers at Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School have devised a prototype of an at-home male fertility test that works with a smartphone.

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Will This New Initiative Attract More Black Students to Med School?

(Courtesy: Chika Oriuwa)<p>A new admissions program starting next fall at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine hopes to help more black …

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A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'

With his skill as a psychiatrist, Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul is reaching out to the troubled people of his Syrian homeland, offering guidance for health workers who work with mental health issues in a population traumatized by war.<p>And with his love of words, he tries to capture his longing for his …

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This New Treatment Could Make Your Cells Look Young Again

Scientists affiliated with Harvard Medical School have made a breakthrough that could potentially reverse the signs of aging. They tested a treatment …

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Why Sitting Still Is Terrible For Kids

Learning and movement are deeply connected.<p>Schools are adopting a new method to help kids pay attention and learn: encouraging them to get up and …

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Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

Dr. Lewis P. Rowland, a neurologist who made fundamental discoveries in nerve and muscle diseases and clashed with government investigators during the McCarthy era, died on March 16 in Manhattan. He was 91.<p>The cause was a stroke, his son Steven said. Dr. Rowland, the chairman of Columbia …

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Delhi: AIIMS docs wear helmets in support of striking Maharashtra residents doctors

Extending support to residents doctors in Mumbai, various residents doctors in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are working with the …

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Patients’ chance of dying decreases during hospital inspections

When hospitals are in the midst of unannounced accreditation inspections, their patients’ risk of dying seems slightly lower than at other times, …

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A Medical School Aims for More Compassionate Training

A New York City medical school has embarked on a soul-searching campaign of culture change after a 27-year-old student there jumped to her death last summer from her eighth-floor dorm residence.<p>“Rocked by waves of anguish, anger and frustration, guilt, fear and profound sadness,” the Icahn School …

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Md. Med Student Is 1st Black Woman to Become Neurosurgery Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Every month is black-history month, and Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, a young med student from Maryland, is proving just that: She has marked her spot in …

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Dating a Medical Student

I found this article online a couple days ago. While I was reading it, all I kept thinking was, “This is SO true!” and I couldn’t help but laugh.<p>I …

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Should Young Doctors Be Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts?

The debate heightens over how long to let first-year medical residents work after announcement the current cap of 16 hours will be lifted.<p>Have you …

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