Harvard Medical School professor and HMX Immunology instructor Shiv Pillai shares his background in 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, including students preparing for medical
10 Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation (PRC) Graduates provide Advice for both Current and Future Patients.
Here are five tips to make your medical school personal statement stand out. The first is to look at other examples. Get inspiration from successful personal statements and learn from others’ mistakes by reading weaker examples. Visit our website for over a dozen examples with expert commentary on what’s good and bad about each one.
Some babies can develop bright red birthmarks called hemangiomas. Dr. Megha Tollefson, a Mayo Clinic pediatric dermatologist, says they’re technically tumors, but parents shouldn’t let that name or their stark appearance worry them. They’re more common among babies born preterm. And they can appear anywhere on the body, but commonly involve the head and neck
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Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class Day will take place Thursday, May 25. On this day of ceremony and celebration, graduating students are granted their MD and DMD degrees and celebrate their accomplishments. Neurosurgeon, Emmy winner, and medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta will be the keynote speaker.
Picnics can be a lot of fun. But improper handling of the food can mean trouble in the form of foodborne germs. Before you fill your cooler, review these tips for safer picnics. ____________________________________________ FOR THE PUBLIC: More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ FOR THE MEDIA ONLY: Register at https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/re…
In 2018, we made a video covering the top 5 most competitive doctor specialties. At that time, the top 5 were dermatology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and ENT (in that order). In 2022, however, things have changed. We have included two new specialties in our analysis in thoracic surgery and urology and have updated
Hear about live storytelling events that feature clinicians and patients in this bonus clip from an episode of The Written Word with Annie Brewster, HMS assistant professor of medicine, part-time. Learn more at https://hms.harvard.edu/magazine/sleep/healing-power-storytelling
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician and principal investigator, shares common types of breast cancer including ductal and lobular breast cancer, and invasive and non-invasive breast cancer. Learn more about breast cancer care at Mayo Clinic: https://mayocl.in/2v60NoX To request an appointment, visit : https://mayocl.in/2QwVBoc Connect with us: Twitter @mayoclinic – https://twitter.com/mayoclinic Facebook @mayoclinic
What makes a life fulfilling and meaningful? In The Good Life, a new book by Robert Waldinger, a Harvard Medical School alum and part-time professor of psychiatry, and Marc Schulz, a professor of psychology at Bryn Mawr College, the authors argue that the simple but surprising answer is relationships. Harvard Medicine magazine speaks with Waldinger
Alex Porter, M.D., a neuro-oncologist at Mayo Clinic, answers the important questions you may have about brain tumors. Get informed: https://mayocl.in/3bFzgUt. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you may be asking yourself a lot of questions. Our experts are here to help you answer them. 0:00 Introduction 0:18
The Harvard Medical School Master’s Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will take place Wednesday, May 24. During the ceremony, graduating students are granted their master’s degrees and celebrate their accomplishments. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, bioethicist, psychiatrist, and HMS associate professor, will be the keynote speaker.
Want to lose weight? It’s really just basic math. Burn more calories than you take in. The best way to do that is by eating a healthy diet — reducing your calorie intake — and being physically active, which increases the number of calories burned. While it appears to be simple, many people find it
Getting a good night’s sleep can often seem like a luxury for some people. Many sleep-deprived people use melatonin supplements to help them catch some z’s. Dr. Erik St. Louis says melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the brain and helps to regulate the body’s sleep rhythm. Melatonin signals to the brain
The 15th Annual DMS Hooding Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 25. Hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School, this event celebrates the accomplishments of the Class of 2023 PhD recipients. During the ceremony, a faculty member places the doctoral hood over the head of each graduate, signifying their success in
Hot flashes and night sweats are the symptoms people most often associate with menopause. But how does menopause affect sexual health? Experts say menopause can put women at increased risk for a condition that can lead to pain during sexual intercourse. Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Juliana Kling explains why and says there are safe and effective
Medical school can be ridiculously expensive, and the average medical student graduates with around $240,000 in student loans. Most of these loans come from medical school tuition, which is about $55,000 a year. With such high costs, how can you find the funding to cover your education? The first source of funding is through you
Women experience menopause at different ages — and different ways — which can, among other things, affect their heart health. The average age of natural menopause in the U.S is 52. There’s early menopause, under the age of 45 years, and premature menopause, under the age of 40 years, that may affect a very small
What is relaxed awareness? Find out in this bonus clip from an episode of The Written Word with HMS alum Edward (Ted) Brodkin. Learn more at https://hms.harvard.edu/magazine/sleep/missing-each-other
Learning about a brain tumor can be intimidating. Alyx Porter, M.D., a neuro-oncologist at Mayo Clinic, walks you through the facts, the questions, and the answers to help you better understand this condition. For more reading visit: https://mayocl.in/3ciMNB7. When it comes to your health, Mayo Clinic believes credible and clear information is paramount. There’s a
Depression affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide and research now shows that the mood disorder can strike men and women in dramatically different ways. During this seminar, Harvard Medical School mental health experts will discuss how to identify the signs and symptoms of depression, who is at greater risk for depression and how effective
Dr. William “Woodie” Cross III, MD, (Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester) narrates and demonstrates his comprehensive sacroiliac (SI) joint exam. This exam highlights key physical exam maneuvers that are necessary in the diagnosis of SI joint pathology. As noted in the video, it is critical that other sources of low back pain and
Annie Brewster was less than two years out of medical school when she discovered she had multiple sclerosis–and realized that the medical system she’d dedicated her career to was in some ways failing those it meant to serve. Brewster shares insights gained from research and personal experience in The Healing Power of Storytelling: Using Personal
Welcome to this educational video series on peripheral neuroanatomy for neurologists. The Foundational videos focus on the core muscles and nerves assessed in a standard neurological examination. The Intermediate videos expand on this information and are especially helpful for interpreting electromyography (EMG) reports. The Advanced videos provide a comprehensive level of information of peripheral neuroanatomy
Becoming a doctor or surgeon is great, but it isn’t for everyone. Here are 4 ways you know it’s not for you. First, if the main reason you’re going to medical school is due to parental pressure, you will find yourself unhappy at some point in your journey to becoming a doctor. Second, if you’re
Making sure a patient’s bones are as healthy as possible before undergoing spinal surgery has been shown to lower the rate of complications. Dr. Benjamin Elder says some surgeries involve attaching screws or other hardware to strengthen and stabilize the spine. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons and endocrinologists, who specialize in bone metabolism, work together to help
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