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#SaveTheDoctors: Indian Doctors Raise their Voices Demanding Safe Workplaces

An octogenarian gentleman was brought into the emergency room of a government-run hospital, the Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital, colloquially known as NRS, a respected medical teaching institute in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. The gentleman, however, failed to respond to treatment, and unfortunately, expired. The patient’s family was, expectedly, distraught. However, their grief took a vicious expression. Within hours, two truckloads of … Continue reading #SaveTheDoctors: Indian Doctors Raise their Voices Demanding Safe Workplaces

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What Are the Top 6 Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in the US?

Injuries to the spinal cord often leave a person without the ability to move or feel sensations. Accidents from vehicle and motorcycle crashes, diving and falling make up a large percentage of spinal cord injuries, but there are other reasons that may surprise you. Read on to discover the top six causes of spinal cord injuries in descending order. Medical Errors The sixth most common … Continue reading What Are the Top 6 Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in the US?

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8 Lifestyles Changes to Make If You Want to Stay Healthy Well into Your Old Age

Living a healthy lifestyle is very important for longevity. As we age our bodies tend to have different needs from when we were in our 20s or 30s. That is why creating healthy habits early on can last a lifetime. But if you have gotten a little off track or you are looking to start some new healthy habits, we’ve got a few suggestions to … Continue reading 8 Lifestyles Changes to Make If You Want to Stay Healthy Well into Your Old Age

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Five Great Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Bad breath can turn anyone into a social pariah. The simple fact is that people don’t want to smell bad breath when they’re trying to talk to you. We’re not talking about morning breath here, that’s normal and should go after you’ve brushed your teeth and perhaps had a quick swill of mouthwash. No, bad breath is when our breath retains a noxious odor throughout … Continue reading Five Great Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

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Mental Wellbeing for the Hearing Impaired: 3 Ways to Fight Depression and Social Isolation

Hearing loss and depression are highly connected. In fact, 11 percent of those who suffer from hearing loss also suffer from depression. Many people wonder where this depression comes from. Well, there are a few different factors that can contribute to this. Those who have hearing loss will often suffer from social isolation due to the inability to communicate well in social situations. It often … Continue reading Mental Wellbeing for the Hearing Impaired: 3 Ways to Fight Depression and Social Isolation

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Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow

A pretty pointless post where I ramble on about some of the most powerful aphorisms and sayings of Rudolph Virchow, the master pathologist, the shrewd politician, and the craftsman of immortal aphorisms. In times of inspiration deficiency, turning to the masters is never a bad idea, and like Osler, Virchow never fails to come up with something smart, short and motivating. Here is a selection of Virchowisms chosen purely based on personal biases and opinions. Continue reading Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow

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Advice on Writing USMLE and Fellowship Personal Statements: Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director at Indiana University

Dr. Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department at Indian University, recently wrote a Twitter thread where he details his views on what constitutes a good Personal Statement for Fellowship applicants. While there was resounding disagreements, several of his arguments were quite valid, and are likely to be reflected in many PDs, across Fellowship and USMLE Residency programs. This is a brief reflection on his twitter thread. Continue reading Advice on Writing USMLE and Fellowship Personal Statements: Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director at Indiana University

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Indiblogger Closes Shop: Another Nail in the Coffin for Blogging?

Indiblogger, the network for Indian blogs and bloggers, has recently shuttered its doors. The automated materials stay on, but the folks behind this labor of love, are gone. This provokes some thoughts on why I blog (or not), what happened to the blogosphere in the fifteen years I have been blogging, and whether I should continue blogging or not. In other words, a personal rant! Continue reading Indiblogger Closes Shop: Another Nail in the Coffin for Blogging?

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