As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But what does the virus do inside your body to cause those symptoms? Dr. Neal Patel, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, says that like
Sitting for long periods of time can make areas of your lower body sore. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these stretches. Christine Eley, Mayo Clinic Employee Health Promotion Coordinator shows us how to perform these stretches along with the help of Mayo employees. Lower back stretch: 1. Sit forward in your chair.
So You Want to be a Cardiologist. Here’s how to become a heart doctor, also known as a cardiologist, including the training in medical school, residency, and fellowship, but also the sub-specializations within cardiology and the realities of being a practicing cardiologist. 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website & blog
Money is stressful for students. I’ve been there. As a pre-med, medical student, and even as a physician, it’s not uncommon to stress about money, student loans, and feeling stretched too thin financially. It’s essential to get a grip on your finances from day one because of the effect of compounding interest. This applies to
A team led by Joan Brugge, the Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, recently shed light on how ovarian cancer spreads. In a paper published in June 2011 in the journal Cancer Discovery, Brugge and colleagues found that ovarian cancer cells act like bullies, using brute force to plow their
Imagine what life would be like if you lost your hearing. No music, no sounds of nature, no listening to the voices of your loved ones. But some people with profound hearing loss do have options. Cochlear implants, in the right patients, offer the chance to hear again.
Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This video demonstrates a traditional tonsillectomy using cold steel instruments in a child with obstructive sleep apnea performed by Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan. Chapter Authors: Jason H. Barnes, M.D., Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D., Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. To learn more
We’ll go over the four steps of behavior change in creating good habits and ending bad ones. Atomic Habits by James Clear is my favorite book on the science and application of habits. This is Part 2. If you haven’t already, first watch part 1: https://youtu.be/KlPmfgRJ_Y0 Support James Clear here: ~ BUY THE BOOK: http://geni.us/atomichabitsthebook
Buy Images here: armandoh.org/shop “Anemia can be defined as a reduced absolute number of circulating red blood cells. In practice a low hemoglobin concentration or a low hematocrit is most widely accepted definition for anaemia. Red blood cells are the cells that carry oxygen around our body. Red blood cells also known as erythrocytes arise
Your twenties can be some of the best years of your life. You’re finally an adult, and with that comes true freedom while still maintaining a resilient and youthful body and mind. While you certainly should enjoy the prime of your life, there’s also an element of preparation and long-term game that one should keep
Harvard Medical School researchers have uncovered an “elegant synchronization” between the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. Assistant professor of genetics Stirling Churchman and postdoctoral researcher Mary Couvillion describe their discovery, which was published online May 11 in the journal Nature. Read the full story at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/power-couple
Learn more at https://medschoolinsiders.com. Schedules get a bad rap. When people think schedules, they usually think of something restrictive, tedious, and boring. We want fun, freedom, and the ability to do whatever we want. Don’t schedules work directly against that? Not exactly. In fact, I’d argue that creating and sticking to your schedule will add
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be devastating news. It is often very aggressive and tough to treat. But research offers great hope for patients in terms of early diagnosis and better treatments. Here’s the story of one woman, a patient at Mayo Clinic, who is winning her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and E. coli; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explains sepsis symptoms and risk factors, the difference between severe sepsis and
If you’ve ever struggled with making progress towards your goals, I’m excited for you, because we’ll cover actionable advice and subtle tweaks to your mindset that will radically shift your results. This isn’t some self-help or guru nonsense. This is what actually works. 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website &
Researchers from Mayo Clinic have published a new study on the gut microbiome and C. difficile in the journal Science Translational Medicine: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/464/eaam7019. Using a novel mouse model, the researchers found that a subset of patients with diarrhea may be susceptible to C. difficile infection as a result of deleterious changes in their gut bacteria
There’s nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That’s what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It’s very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?
For medical school, you apply to multiple schools, hopefully get several acceptances, and choose the program that you like most. For residency, it’s not so straightforward. Instead, you’ll be using the NRMP Match and it’s Nobel Prize winning algorithm. Here’s how it works. 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website &
Patients are waiting. That is what motivates Mayo Clinic’s researchers in their quest for better treatments and cures. Clinical trials bridge the gap between research and patient care, and help a discovery become a therapy. The clinical trial journey is how a medical intervention — such as a drug, device, or procedure — moves from
A decade ago, women diagnosed with ovarian cancer had few options for treatment. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were standard practice. Those therapies are still in use today, but, thanks to research and new technologies, ovarian cancer patients have additional, and sometimes more effective, options for treatment.
Reading helped me transform my life. Here’s how, and here’s why you should do it too. In this video I go over a few different reasons why you should make time to read a book (for pleasure) every day. It doesn’t take long – just 5 minutes a day will add up. There are several
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Cover up and use sunscreen to protect yourself from skin cancer. Sound familiar? Those words of warning should be taken seriously because a certain type of skin cancer called malignant melanoma can kill. How can a tiny mole on your shoulder or leg be so deadly?
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