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5 Reasons Why Doctors Should Be Highly Paid

All right, I’m biased. I’ll admit it. I think doctors, especially me, should make a gazillion dollars. Now that we have that disclosure out of the way, I’d like to explore five reasons why we (as a society) shouldn’t want physician pay to go lower. 1) Physicians provide a valuable …

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The Truth About Dating Doctors; And Dating as Doctors

Imagine the following scenario: a couple is enjoying a romantic dinner at a candlelit restaurant, staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, electricity in the air, along with the aroma of a gourmet meal. Then suddenly, a sound interrupts the scene. A heartbeat? A piano? Nope. It’s a pager, and one …

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The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you’re probably familiar with all three and know that they’re serious conditions requiring medical attention. But you might not know what’s actually going on in the body during these three events. With that in mind, we talked to experts to flesh out the differences between these conditions, …

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Physicians, Too Busy for Vacation? Try These 3 Tips

When life gets incredibly busy and stressful, most of us think “I sure could use a vacation.” But if you’re anything like me, your next thought is probably, “I’m way too busy to take a vacation.” Last year, a nonprofit advocacy organization called Project: Time Off released a study that …

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The Difference Between Medical Students and Residents

Can you tell apart medical students and residents? A medical student is often mistaken for a small, furry animal due to their undeniable cuteness. They are cute and shy because they are tremendously clueless and forgivable. Unlike small, furry animals, they do not have tails. A medical student is motivated …

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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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6 ways doctors can make their money work for them

You’ve worked hard for your money, now make sure it works for you. We all want our money to grow and grow and be there for us when we ask for it, serve as our nest egg during retirement, eventually go to our kids, grandkids and charitable accounts when we …

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7 Acne Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Acne spoils not just the appearance but the mood as well. Acne treatment is tightly connected with lots of myths that will not help to defeat this problem…and they might even make things worse. Bright Side presents the most widespread myths and shares how to protect your skin from harm and get rid of acne as quickly as possible. …

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Practising medicine: Is it better in a hospital or your own private practice?

The brain drain involving medical doctors does not only include relocation to a foreign Country, but also involves doctors leaving government employment to take up positions in privately owned clinics/hospitals. While the major reason informing this relocation is financial in nature, other factors are considered as well. Remuneration How much …

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How Much Do Doctors in Other Countries Make?

In response to Uwe Reinhardt’s recent post on “rationing” doctors’ salaries, a number of readers wrote in asking about physician compensation in other countries. Doing a direct comparison of remuneration across different countries is tricky because the same salary may allow for different standards of living in different places. But …

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