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Colleagues Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Doctor For Writing Name On Cap, Don’t Realize It Saves Lives

Sydney based anesthetist Dr. Rob Hackett’s colleagues thought he was a little strange, a little bit off for his decision. Little did they know that his “awkward” decision to write his name and profession across the top of his scrub hat would lead to some beneficial safety changes in the …

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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US

Applying for residency and awaiting matching results is probably the most stressful part of medical student’s life up to date, and we’ll probably add more pressure to some of them by compiling the list of 5 most competitive residency programs in US. Residency might not be med school graduate’s first true …

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25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

As many Meddy bear’s readers know by now, last month Popular Mechanics published a list on their website of “25 Skills Every Man Should Know,” which included such esoteric talents as “frame a wall” and “extend your wireless network.” How these two made the list over such accomplishments as “find …

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Doctor that earns $800,000 a year

The highest  paid doctor in NHS is earing $800,000 a year, according to new figures showing a $20,000 pay gap between male and female consultants. The statistics show just five out of the 100 top-earning NHS consultants in England are female, despite women making up a third of the total …

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Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages

Nearly 40 percent of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health care professional, according to the 2014 Work/Life Profiles of Today’s Physician released last year by AMA Insurance. Many physicians marry other health care workers because of life timing and availability, said Steve Sherick, MD, an emergency medicine …

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Apple Is Looking For Doctors And Health Coaches For Its New Program

Apple is launching a group of health clinics called AC Wellness for its employees and their families this spring, according to several sources familiar with the company’s plans. The company quietly published a website, acwellness.com, with more details about its initiative and a careers page listing jobs including primary care doctor, exercise …

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A brief history of fake doctors, and how they get away with it

Melbourne man Raffaele Di Paolo pleaded guilty last week to a number of charges related to practising as a medical specialist when he wasn’t qualified to do so. Di Paolo is in jail awaiting his sentence after being found guilty of fraud, indecent assault and sexual penetration. This case follows that of …

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Labyrinthitis

What is labyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder. The two vestibular nerves in your inner ear send your brain information about your spatial navigation and balance control. When one of these nerves becomes inflamed, it creates a condition known as labyrinthitis. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, and loss of hearing. Vertigo, another symptom, is a type of dizziness …

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What Causes Poor Balance?

What Causes Poor Balance? Balance problems cause dizziness and make you feel as though you’re spinning or moving when you’re actually standing or sitting still. As a result, you may not feel well, and this may interfere with your daily life. Balance issues can lead to falls, which can cause broken …

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Feces Odor on Breath: What It Means and What You Can Do

Everyone experiences breath odor at some point in their lives. It can be concerning to have a strong odor on your breath that brushing and mouthwash don’t seem to help — especially if your breath smells like feces. While there are some benign causes for breath that smells like poop, …

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