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List of the 10 Best Hospitals in the World

List of the 10 Best Hospitals in the World

When it comes to seeking medical help, you must not settle for anything less than the best. After all, this is your health that we are talking about.  So no matter where you are in the world, you should be armed with a list of where you can get quality treatment and care. You never know when some strange virus might afflict you. If only Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey were a r... »

Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians

Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians

By now, we know that women physicians have higher rates of burnout than their male counterparts, with increased levels of depression and suicide. In the first article of this series, we discussed the contribution of patient care to burnout, and offered strategies to combat the increased psychosocial demands that patients place on women physicians. But aside from the stressors of patient care, any ... »

'Fear Not, This Is Normal': Advice for Young Doctors

‘Fear Not, This Is Normal’: Advice for Young Doctors

Medscape asked some of our contributors and our community to offer advice to soon-to-be residents. The responses that poured in went far beyond the expected tips to help achieve success during residency. Most submissions included insights from years of professional experience, along with wisdom to help all young doctors, not just those in training. In fact, the scope of the advice is likely to tri... »

Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians.  These challenges require extraordinary leaders. Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their selection and training led them to become “heroic lone healers.”  But this is changing.  The emphasis o... »

This Robot Surgeon Is Outperforming Human Doctors

This Robot Surgeon Is Outperforming Human Doctors

Imagine you needed a life-saving operation. Would you choose an experienced, human surgeon to perform the procedure or a robot? According to Dr. Peter Kim, vice president of the Sheikh Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, the machine might be the better choice. Dr. Kim is specifically thinking of STAR (which stands for smart tissue autonomous robot), a robotic surgeon. The machine uses adv... »

Whats the Benefits of Vitamin K? Find out..

Whats the Benefits of Vitamin K? Find out..

We all know about vitamins A, B, C, D and even E, but what about vitamin K? This is probably one of the less familiar vitamins. So, many people don’t know the benefits it has, or how to get it. We also don’t know what to eat, so that we can consume it, and what amount it enough for our body. First and foremost, vitamin K appears in nature in two forms: K1 (philocinon) and K2 (menacinon). Green veg... »

World’s Oldest Surgeon: 89 Years Old And Still Performs 4 Operations A Day

World’s Oldest Surgeon: 89 Years Old And Still Performs 4 Operations A Day

If you think that age slows you down then you’ve obviously never met Alla Illyinichna Levushkina. She’s a surgeon at Ryazan City Hospital near Moscow, and despite being almost 90 – yes, you heard that correctly – she still performs 4 operations every day. 89-year-old Alla, who lives in a flat where she cares for her disabled nephew and her eight cats, has been a surgeon for a whopping 67 years, an... »

Is this Man the World’s Sexiest Nurse!?

Is this Man the World’s Sexiest Nurse!?

Spanish nurse Fran takes temperatures – and raises them too, with his alluring Instagram photos! The Madrid-based nurse also moonlights as a dancer and a model, and he might just be the sexiest nurse in the world. “Is it possible for a nurse to be TOO hot?” ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork wonders. He asks Attorney Areva Martin, “Could you handle this?” Areva has no doubts! “I could handle that!” “Th... »

Infamous Photographer Captures Beauty in a Morgue

Infamous Photographer Captures Beauty in a Morgue

Death is an imminent phenomenon that occurs no matter how much we put it out of our minds. It is gloomy, shocking, sad, but mostly hopeful. Death is the one incentive we have to live life to the fullest, and it is the event that calls into question any religious or scientific doctrine. We face this dark abyss and drown with the uncertainty of not knowing what comes next. “These are not sentimental... »

Infographic: The Top Five Medical Discoveries

Infographic: The Top Five Medical Discoveries

The top 5 medical discoveries in history, with detailed info on each discovery via this infographic from Carrington College. Click on the following link to see a larger and more readable version of this infographic. »

17 Former Hospital Patients Reveal What It Felt Like To Be In A Coma

17 Former Hospital Patients Reveal What It Felt Like To Be In A Coma

1. He’s now paralyzed I was in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. I was never really in a “coma” but I was out for a few days. Mainly because of trauma, surgery and drugs. I don’t know if I had just listened to this song before my crash or something, but I was living a version of the song “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi. They were giving me large doses of dilaudid nonstop because of all my injur... »

A Life Lesson Learned in Medical School

A Life Lesson Learned in Medical School

It was in my second year of medical school that I learned one of the most important lessons of my career: That it can be hard to distinguish truth from a perfectly good answer. Certainty was what I craved the most back then, poised as I was on the threshold of my medical career. But my first patient would cure me of certainty forever. I had just started my physical diagnosis course and was teamed ... »

The Ugly Side of Being a Doctor

The Ugly Side of Being a Doctor

I said something last week to a blogger friend. I was quick and brief and thought it was helpful. Well a caring friend of hers felt I was too harsh. She says: I went over to visit Dr. Cason’s site and while I see a ton of information informing parents how to be a good, normal parent, I fail to see the part where she addresses anything that even comes close to what so many of us live with everyday.... »

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