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7 Movies for Medical Students
April 23, 2018
Feeling weighed down in medical school? Take a break with one of these seven medically-inspired movies.

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What Med Students Need to Know about #MeToo
April 9, 2018
While the entertainment industry may claim the spotlight when it comes to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, other industries are far from immune. One sector which may not elicit as much media attention? Healthcare. And yet, according to research by the Center f...

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What Med Students Need To Know About Religion
March 26, 2018
Religious issues in our society regularly appear in the news. As med students, you need to be aware that religion may play a big role—or a small role—in your patients’ lives. You also need to acknowledge the role it plays or doesn’t play in your own life. Let’s take a closer look at some w...

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Five Things Medical Students Need to Know About Happiness
March 19, 2018
When we think of medical students, many adjectives come to mind. Stressed. Dedicated. Busy. Smart. Driven. Overwhelmed. One that may not make the initial list? Happy. And yet acknowledging the importance of happiness just may be a critical part of being a good doctor -- both regarding doctors’ own...

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What You Need To Know About Culinary Medicine
March 12, 2018
It's in the news: food is medicine. That food plays a role in health shouldn't come as a surprise, but little has changed in how aspiring physicians learn about it. Some diseases--like diabetes and some heart conditions--are directly related to nutritional issues in patients. Let's take a closer loo...

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Five Things Healthcare Students Should Know About Emotional Support Animals
March 6, 2018
From child-biting dogs to peacocks named Dexter to a wrongly flushed hamster, emotional support animals (ESA) have been in the news a lot lately. With so much (and sometimes negative) buzz, future healthcare professionals may be trying to sort fact from fiction when it comes to ESAs and what they o...

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4 Ways To Make Medical School Less Expensive
February 24, 2018
Yes, medical school is an investment in your future, but it's also expensive. Not interested in paying off insane amount of debt for the next couple of decades? Let's take a closer look at four ways to make medical school less expensive.

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Why Medical Students Should Learn Languages
February 21, 2018
Happy International Mother Language Day! This annual observation is dedicated to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism -- which also makes it a great time to highlight how learning a second (or third) language can be advantageous to medical students. From classical language...

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Five Things You Should Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine
February 16, 2018
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is having a major moment. Once relegated to the fringes of contemporary medicine and largely disregarded by proponents of the Western way, this approach -- which comprises acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other mind and body practices -- has been growing in global...

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Seven Must-Read Books for Prospective Medical Students
February 5, 2018
Sure, you’ll be reading plenty of books on anatomy, physiology, and organic chemistry during yoru time in medical school. But these are far from the only things you need to know to succeed as a medical student. Whether you’re looking to improve your application or to enrich your perspective of l...

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April 18, 2018

The annual UK Youth Index reveals the less than auspicious news that young Brits are unhappier than they’ve ever been. However, there’s a light in...


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April 11, 2018

Experts have long attested to the many benefits of plant-based diets. Now comes news that four Brazilian cities have committed to being 100 percent pl...


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April 5, 2018

Every year on the occasion of the Qingming Festival in China, people pay tribute to the dead. Also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” the holiday has s...