The Darker Side Of Medicine: Another Doctor Assaulted While On Duty

Being a doctor is a noble calling. All those years spent in medical school, then specialization, more studying, sleepless nights on duty, etc… Learning never really ends when you decide to commit yourself to this profession. It takes years, even decades for a person to become a good medical professional. But, not everyone knows how to appreciate all the efforts a doctor has to go through his/her education. Here is the story of Dr Mohammed Ruda, from Baghdad (Iraq). Dr Ruda is a resident in general surgery at the Sheikh Zayed…

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING GOOD FOODS FOR HEALTHY HEART

TIPS FOR CHOOSING GOOD FOODS FOR HEALTHY HEART

Experts agree that high cholesterol and blood pressure are decisive heart disease risk factors, but many people who suffer from chest pain or even from heart attacks have levels that are faultlessly normal. This problem has inspired experts to scour the body for other cardiovascular villains. A few have emerged in recent years, but the one that stands out the most is inflammation. The latest studies suggest that chronic inflammation of the lining of arteries is an important factor in the expansion of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. What is…

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Why Doctors Are Unhappy

As a medical student, I was often unhappy. I would be stressed about the next exam, downtrodden after a surgeon just yelled at me in the OR, or worried that I may not match into the residency of my choice. These are just some of the feelings that doctors-in-training experience every day. Becoming a physician is no easy task. In the United States, it often takes 11-15 years of education after high school: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 3-7 years of residency. Along the way,…

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How To Sleep Good

Posted on Quora by Nela Canovic Try these 9 hacks to prepare for getting a good night’s sleep. Set a bedtime alarm on your phone to go off 30 minutes before you need to sleep, which will signal to you that you need to finish up whichever activities you’re working on. Be sure to have a bedtime alarm go off every day of the week, including weekends. Reconsider your dinners and when you eat at night. In addition to having a busy mind, you may feel sluggish and also experience…

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