Five truths about being a first year medical student and five rookie mistakes to avoid

Five truths about being a first year medical student. You won’t be able to watch medical dramas on television without cringing You’ll never be able to watch Holby City again without noticing an inaccurate medical reference or irresponsible procedure. Whether it is doctors living in caravans in hospital car parks, medical staff performing operations on […]

Tips To Engage patients to improve outcomes and reduce risks

A 42-year-old patient arrived for her annual gynecologist appointment complaining of a self-detected breast lump. She had several questions about her condition and wanted to tell her doctor about a family history of breast cancer.  The doctor was in a hurry and advised her to ask the staff, but the staff was busy with other […]

Do black and white physicians earn the same?

Research, published this week in The BMJ, unearths racial and sexual disparity in the paychecks of physicians. Even after controlling for a number of variables, the gulf between income remained significant. Historically, women and black people in the United States have been paid less than their white, male counterparts. This gap has been observed across […]

Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery during Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy include increased rates of congenital anomaly, stillbirth, neonatal death, preterm delivery, and macrosomia.1 Congenital anomalies are associated with poor glycemic control around the time of conception, whereas the other complications are associated with maternal hyperglycemia that persists during pregnancy.2-5 Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes face particular […]

A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Obeticholic Acid in Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Primary biliary cholangitis, formerly called primary biliary cirrhosis,1-5 is a rare autoimmune liver disease (prevalence of approximately 20 to 40 cases per 100,000 persons) that predominantly affects women.6-8 It is characterized by inflammation and progressive destruction of interlobular bile ductules, cholestasis that provokes debilitating fatigue and itch, eventual cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and death.7 Elevated […]

70-Gene Signature as an Aid to Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Women with early-stage breast cancer are often treated with adjuvant systemic therapy consisting of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, agents against human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), or combinations of these drugs when appropriate. Treatment decisions are based on characteristics of the tumor (hormonal receptor and HER2 status, tumor grade and size, and lymph-node status) and […]

9 essential tips for new medical students.

Whether you’re starting medical school or beginning your second year, this post is for you. Will probably work just as well for PAs, NPs and any other health professional student who hasn’t started clinical rotations. Our former babysitter just graduated from medical school and the WhiteCoats are just as proud as her parents are. Then […]

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