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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free Unless You Have Celiac Disease
May 24, 2017

Gluten-free.  It’s all the rage—but why?  A new study suggests why you might not want to follow this fad unless you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents your body’s ability to process gluten.  Let’s take a closer look.


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New Legislation Supports US Telehealth Growth
May 17, 2017
Six US senators have recently joined forces to introduce a new piece of legislation which will support the growth of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, according to a recent report from Health Data Management. Here’s a closer look at the bill, along with how stakeholders it will help pe...

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Is Rosemary the Key to Memorizing?
May 10, 2017
Need to remember something?  Do as the ancient Greeks and wear a garland of rosemary around your neck.  Why?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Will Your Next Doctor Visit Be with an AI?
May 4, 2017
Tired of struggling to get doctor’s appointments and long waiting room waits? According to  British firm Babylon, this scenario may be a thing of the past thanks to the debut of “the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence healthcare platform,” according to a repor...

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Glasgow Medical Students Must Retake Exam
April 26, 2017
With evidence of collusion, the University of Glasgow medical school will require about 270 medical students to re-sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)—a week-long clinical exam that tests students’ abilities to handle real-world medical problems.  Let’s ta...

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How Many Hours are First-Year US Docs Now Allowed to Work?
April 19, 2017
Young physicians have long been limited to 16 straight hours of patient care, but that’s about to change, according to a recent report from The Washington Post. The new cap for first-year doctors? 24 hours. Here’s a closer look at this controversial change, along with why the Accreditati...

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Funders Should Work to Reduce Waste in Medical Research Funding
April 12, 2017
Medical research is a good thing, right?  Right.  A new investigation shows that it can be a better thing, though.  How?  By reducing waste in medical funding.  Let’s take a closer look.

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India Creates 4,000 New Postgrad Medical Education Seats
April 5, 2017
The Indian government’s recent announcement of 4,000 additional postgraduate medical seats in the country will give the Indian economy a boost—and offer a balm to the needs of the medical profession in the country.  Find out more.

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What We Know About the Healthcare Gender Gap
March 31, 2017
The wage gap is real and women have fought it since they’ve been working.  One area where it’s particularly striking?  Healthcare.  Let’s take a closer look at places in healthcare where women earn significantly less than men—and one place where there’s a...

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Canadian Specialized Nurses Allowed to Work in the US After Being Denied Entry
March 22, 2017
A misunderstanding of new visa and immigration requirements made some Canadian nurses—who cross the border daily to work in the US—unable to report to work, causing a panic last week.  This week, the problem’s solved.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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May 22, 2017

Strap on your goggles and join us as we delve into the world of augmented reality—new, improved—and ostensibly better for medical students...


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May 15, 2017

The over-prescription of antibiotics has led to a new global health crisis—and it affects you.  Learn more about why med students should ca...


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May 9, 2017

While the US has the highest share of opioid users in the world, other countries everywhere from Australia to Serbia, are facing opioid issues of thei...