When you have a physical examination, your doctor almost always picks up the stethoscope and listens to your heart. The sounds your heart makes are important because they give your doctor insight about your health. For example, if the familiar LUB-DUB of a heartbeat is clouded with a whooshing sound, it means you may have
Arrive at your MCAT prepared. Here are three things to bring on test day and what to leave behind. The first is a valid ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, and it must be valid on test day. Give yourself enough time to update your ID if it’s expiring. Second, food and water.
Culinary medicine, a new educational and nutritional approach to improving eating behaviors, focuses on skills such as food shopping, storage and meal preparation. Lifestyle medicine physician Rani Polak will discuss how to blend the joy of cooking with the science of medicine to create a recipe for good health. Speaker: Rani Polak, MD Like Harvard
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug to help protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The medication, given as a single-dose injection prior to or during RSV season, is a monoclonal antibody. It is intended for babies born during or entering their first RSV season and for children up to 24 months
We all know that some specialties make more money than others, but are they actually making more money per hour? Or are they just working more hours? Let’s dive into the data and find out. When discussing which specialties make the most money, the conversation usually starts and ends with annual salaries. Although this is
Inefficiencies in memorization and learning are one of the easiest ways students can improve their performance and efficiency. Unless you’re gifted with powerful photographic memory, then you understand the struggle of 1) not remembering everything you should and 2) spending way too much time to memorize information, only to forget it later. Here’s how you
Military medicine allows you to serve your country, see the world, and accomplish things you never thought possible. That being said, it is not for everyone. Here are the things that you need to know before becoming a military doctor. First, flexibility is paramount. There is no such thing as being part-time military. Second there
So you want to be an obstetrician and gynecologist, or OB/GYN. You like the idea of babies, mommies, and taking care of lady parts. Let’s debunk the public perception myths, and give it to you straight. This is the reality of OB/GYN. ✒️ Accompanying Blog Post: https://medschoolinsiders.com/medical-student/so-you-want-to-be-an-ob-gyn/ 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter –
Learning about epilepsy can be intimidating. Let our experts walk you through the facts, the questions, and the answers to help you better understand this condition. For more reading visit: https://mayocl.in/42yBpq6. When it comes to your health, Mayo Clinic believes credible and clear information is paramount. There’s a lot to learn about epilepsy. We’re here
Dr. Ajay K Singh, Senior Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education introduces the Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership certificate program.
Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a co-recipient of the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Read the full story at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/stephen-j-elledge-receives-lasker-award
Treatment for prostate cancer depends on how far it has spread and what type of prostate cancer it is. When treatment is the best option, it may include surgery, focal therapy, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or combination treatment. Innovation is driving prostate cancer therapy forward and making new treatments available. In March 2022, the FDA
When a Minnesota family was told by doctors that they could do no more for their disfigured young daughter, they turned to Mayo Clinic. That’s when an integrated, collaborative group of surgical specialists teamed up to create a new outlook for Amber-Rose.
Harvard Medical School professor and HMX Biochemistry instructor Ole-Petter (“OP”) Hamnvik explains the importance of biochemistry. Learn more about HMX Biochemistry: https://onlinelearning.hms.harvard.edu/hmx/courses/hmx-biochemistry/ HMX courses cover fundamental medical concepts through detailed visualizations, real-world scenarios, and genuine patient interactions. Courses are appropriate for those considering or advancing in health care and related careers, including students preparing for
Malaria, a severe and potentially fatal disease most often caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, has been reported in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a health advisory because there have been instances of people getting infected with Plasmodium vivax malaria in Florida and Texas, even though they hadn’t traveled outside the
The global pandemic has highlighted many of the long-standing issues within medicine. With all of this negativity, you might think that medicine is a dying career or that all physicians are burned out and miserable. Not so fast. There are still many physicians who lead happy and fulfilling lives and love their jobs. Let’s talk
Renan Escalante, a third year graduate student, talks about his experience in the Systems Biology PhD Program.
Harvard Medical School professor and HMX Immunology instructor Andrew Lichtman explains why anyone interested in medicine needs to understand immunology. Learn more about HMX Immunology: https://onlinelearning.hms.harvard.edu/hmx/courses/hmx-immunology/ HMX courses cover fundamental medical concepts through detailed visualizations, real-world scenarios, and genuine patient interactions. Courses are appropriate for those considering or advancing in health care and related careers,
Perhaps you think the U.S. Healthcare System is broken and like many of us, you want change. But we must first understand healthcare before trying to fix it. In this three-part series, we’ll explore the major healthcare models of the world, how the U.S. fares in comparison, and what changes to make moving forward. This
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As a respiratory therapy student at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, your training will take you beyond the textbook and into the clinic where in as little as two weeks you’ll gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of respiratory conditions and care procedures using state-of-the-art technology. As a student, you’ll start working with
Learning about Crohn’s Disease, can be intimidating. Let our experts walk you through the facts, the questions, and the answers to help you better understand this condition. For more reading visit:https://mayocl.in/3uwk5DQ When it comes to your health, Mayo Clinic believes credible and clear information is paramount. There’s a lot to learn about Crohn’s Disease. We’re here to help. 0:00
First year Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine students mark their transition into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony. At this annual tradition, students are introduced and welcomed into the medical profession by HMS and HSDM faculty.
Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that
The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize honors Edward Boyden, Karl Deisseroth, Peter Hegemann and Gero Miesenböck for the development of optogenetics as a way to control the activity of specific circuits in the nervous system, to determine their function and ultimately to control them to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. Featured Speakers: Edward Boyden, PhD, Y.
Becoming a doctor is by no means easy. Between college, medical school, and residency, there are many challenges and obstacles that students must face on their journey to becoming a physician. That being said, it doesn’t have to be the soul-crushing experience that some students make it out to be. Here are 5 common misconceptions
First year Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine students mark their transition into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony. At this annual tradition, students put on their white coats in front of family and friends and are welcomed into the medical profession by HMS and HSDM faculty. Like Harvard Medical