On one hand, we have alarming statistics about the physician shortage across the United States, and on the other hand, it’s incredibly difficult to become a doctor. In fact, some of the more competitive medical schools in the U.S. accept less than 4 percent of applicants. We need more doctors, but it’s so difficult to
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Foot injuries can lead to infections that are painful and make the foot difficult to walk on. There are several types of foot injury that can lead to an infection, including cuts and blisters. Feet are vulnerable to infections, as wearing socks and shoes can create a moist environment for bacteria and fungi to grow
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University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Professor Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been awarded nearly $1.4 million for a peer-support program for sleep apnea patients. The funding — from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — will be used by Dr. Parthasarathy and his research team to implement the findings of a previous research project
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When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can be very distressing, but they are rarely life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms can arise hours after
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Brain tumors can cause both physical and mental symptoms. The symptoms can differ depending on the type, location, and stage of the tumor. Some symptoms can be quite general. These include headaches, vision problems, and mood changes. Seizures and personality changes can also signal the presence of a brain tumor. If a person notices any
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This video is one in a series that explains the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. For more information, visit www.understandingsleep.org Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu
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For some people it is very hard to stop smoking. In this video experts from the Mayo Clinic explain why. The video illustrates the way in which cigarettes deliver nicotine to the brain causing changes in the brain that lead to addiction. When a person stops smoking they often experience difficult withdrawal symptoms and powerful
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What is Lantus? Lantus is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to improve blood sugar levels in: Lantus contains the drug insulin glargine, which is a long-acting insulin. Lantus is given as an injection just under your skin (subcutaneous injection). The drug comes in the form of a solution (liquid mixture). The solution is in
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What is Suboxone? Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. Suboxone comes as an oral film that’s placed under your tongue (sublingual) or between your gums and cheek (buccal). The film dissolves in your mouth. Suboxone contains two drugs in each film: buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s available
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 verbaska_studio | Getty Images The first generation of wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, were aimed at helping generally healthy people track their physical activity. Now, the medical industry is looking for ways to use smart gadgets to monitor patients with chronic illnesses. Keeping track of patients after they go home is increasingly important
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A talk by Michael E. Chernew, PhD, professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Pfizer, and member of the HMS Board of Fellows. Harvard Medical School MED-EDs are a series of short, thought-provoking presentations by renowned HMS faculty, alumni, and
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The path to becoming a doctor is challenging. First college as a pre-med, then medical school, and finally residency. Which part is the most challenging? In this video we’ll go over each stage. Vlog channel: https://youtube.com/lifeofasurgeon Pre-med Roadmap to Med School Acceptance: https://medschoolinsiders.com/all-courses/ College vs Medical School: https://youtu.be/PgHotL0MOVM Med School vs Residency: https://youtu.be/3mFF8It-oG8 My Struggles
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What is Jardiance? Jardiance is a brand-name prescription medication that’s prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s used to: improve blood sugar levels, in combination with improved diet and exercise reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in people with heart disease in addition to type 2 diabetes Jardiance contains the drug empagliflozin. It belongs
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Nutritionists and health experts have spent years debating the benefits and risks of eating red meat in an attempt to determine whether it is good or bad for health. So far, results have been mixed. Researchers say that red meat contains important nutrients, including protein, vitamin B-12, and iron. However, there is evidence to suggest
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What is Toujeo? Toujeo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Toujeo contains a form of insulin called insulin glargine, which is classified as a long-acting insulin. Clinical studies tested Toujeo in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The studies showed that after 26 weeks
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