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How Chinese Students are Earning Credit for Weight Loss
November 15, 2017

As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, a Chinese university is taking unique measures to promote healthy living among its students by offering a one-year, accredited weight loss class. Here’s a closer look at the initiative.


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What Smartphones Mean for Health Care
November 8, 2017
The newest technology in medicine? Smartphones. Let’s take a closer look at the innovative apps that may just save your life.

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Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Surgical Careers for Women
November 1, 2017
While women and men are relatively equal in terms of medical school attendance, research indicates that women doctors earn less than their male counterparts. At least partly to blame for the disparity - fewer women choosing surgical residencies which lead to higher-paying jobs due to incompatibility...

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Med Students In Oman Use Machine to Learn About Childbirth
October 25, 2017
A new machine that simulates a woman in labor and giving birth will help medical students in Oman learn more about childbirth. Let’s take a closer look.

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Are Medical School Students Graduating with Less Debt?
October 18, 2017
The proportion of medical schools graduating without educational loans increased dramatically between 2010 and 2016. While this is good news -- especially when you factor in steady tuition hikes along the way -- experts caution that the data may not reveal the full picture. Here’s a closer loo...

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Big Breakthrough in Heart Treatment Research
October 11, 2017
In a breakthrough hailed as the most significant since the introduction of statins, researchers announce the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for heart attack victims.  Let’s take a closer look.

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The Surprising Link Between Medical School Rankings and Opioid Prescriptions
October 4, 2017
With drug overdoses involving opioids on the rise over the past two decades and the clinical use of opioids associated with spikes across everything from emergency room visits, to admissions for drug treatments to deaths, increasing attention is focused on addressing the issue. Now comes research in...

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Will Australia Face A Medical Student Shortage?
September 27, 2017
The number of medical school graduates is expected to plateau next year, causing experts to worry about a potential medical student shortage. Let’s take a closer look.

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South Africa Wants Med Students to Specialize
September 20, 2017
South African students completing their studies in Cuba are encouraged to specialize when they return to South Africa, according to latest reports.  Let’s take a closer look at this unique program, and the demand for specialists.

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Japan Sees Spike in International Students Studying Certified Care
September 14, 2017
A rapidly aging population combined with fewer children has led Japan to expand the role of international students in the certified care field.  Let’s take a look at a new measure enacted at the beginning of September that will encourage growth in this field in Japan.

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November 20, 2017

All patients are not created equal. Factor in increasing differences across backgrounds, cultures and languages, and ensuring positive medical interac...


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November 14, 2017

Selecting a specialty is a defining moment in a medical student’s career. And while internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine and family...


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November 10, 2017

As a late-stage medical student, you’re swamped with work. How can you stay involved with your medical school? Take a look at these five tips to...