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Check Yo’self Before NSAIDs Wreck Yo’Self

“The Ulcer Rap” is a PSA about the dangers of NSAIDS (aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc).  http://ZDoggMD.com |http://Facebook.com/ZDoggMD | http://Twitter.com/ZDoggMD Thanks to Samix for dropping the beat. Warning: May Contain Ghostriding The Whip. Mad props to Doctor Harry, Doctor Diego and Campers the Selectah. To learn more about the gastrointestinal side effects of NSAIDs (include bleeding, ulcers, and more), watch this video from the specialists on the...

13 Reasons Why Taking a Bath is the Best Study Break

Ah, stress. Don’t we almost docs know it too well…So what are the best ways to de-stress? Watching Breaking Bad? That show almost induces cardiac arrest every time I watch it. Cooking? Well yeah, seems nice until I burn down the kitchen. Gym? Please, I break a mental sweat all day, I don’t need that s***. Listed here is why the absolute best way to de-stress is as simple as walking into the room next door, bearing your all, and sitting (laying) your lazy butt in some soothing water. “I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath but I can’t think of one.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar “I take baths all the time. I’ll put on some music and burn some incense and just sit in the tub and think, ‘Wow, life is great right now.’” – Brian Austin Green I am a man and there’s nothing I love more than the comfort and relaxation of a warm bath. I listen to Slayer, I know the dialogue of Arnold Schwarzenegger films by heart, and I would like nothing more than to eat a steak and potatoes dinner while watching the NFL playoffs. But I shamelessly spend upwards of an hour in the tub. So you can suck it, hegemonic gender norms. 1. Let’s get it right out in the open —...

Study Finds 98% of Toddlers Are Against Routine Immunization

VISTACREST, CO – It appears parents aren’t the only ones worried about the effects of aggressive vaccination schedules in Western medicine. A new study published this week in the Journal of Alternative Immunotherapy suggests that nearly 98% of children aged 2-3 are strongly opposed to the current practice of routine childhood vaccination. The study was elegant in both its scope and simplicity. Over 12,000 randomly selected children aged 24 to 36 months were allowed to see the standard injection device and then asked, “Do you want to get a shot?” An astounding 98% of respondents expressed preference against routine immunization. After watching a five minute educational video about the possible role of vaccination in public health, nearly all of those surveyed re-affirmed their initial position as opposed to vaccination. In a follow-up, post-immunization survey (“Would you like another shot?”), nearly 100% said that they would decline future immunizations. While the world of pediatric medicine grapples with the study’s implications, many children are crying out for a moratorium on further injections while the evidence is reviewed. For additional coverage of the ongoing controversy regarding childhood immunization, see “New Study Links Childhood Vaccinations to Bad Manners Later in Life.” As always, the DME remains your source for the latest in medical research and groundbreaking discoveries. —————————– DISCLAIMER: All stories, quotations, medical reports, studies, and news entries are fictitious and fabricated for...

The Best Critique of Alternative Medicine

We all believe in science. That’s why were “almost” docs, docs or pre-“almost” docs. Ever get SUPER angry when you hear about an herbal remedy to replace aleve or other painkillers? If you do, this video is for you. He says it all – but in a brilliant Shakespearian sort of way that I would never be able to. It’s worth the watch!   Featured Image is a screen shot from the above...

Starting Them Young: Apps for Lil’ Gunners

Kids ask some pretty interesting (sometimes hilarious) questions, and their curiosity demonstrates a strong desire and willingness to learn. So why don’t we teach them more? A new app, created by Tinybop, addresses the curiosity of children by teaching them about the human body. The “Human Body”  is a visual, interactive app that contains animations for the different body systems. Designed to help answer some of the questions children have about their body, Tinybop also provides parents a 22-page handbook that provides more detailed answers for the typical questions asked by children. And, as many fear the consequences of the projected doctor shortage, this app might spark children’s interest in health early on…look out for this new generation of baby docs! Check out how the app works below…   Featured image is screenshot from video...

Surgeon Finds Some Patients Don’t Appreciate His Little Experiment With Hugs

Photo by Michaela Kobyakov NORTHBINGER, CA – General Surgeon Jeff Britley, M.D., is touching patients in ways they never imagined.  After last year’s survey at the Northbinger Surgical Center indicated that he seemed “distant” or “rushed” during many patient visits, Dr. Britley made some dramatic changes to his bedside manner and patients have definitely noticed. “I decided I just needed to get in there and get friendly,” says Dr. Britley from his West Covina home where he is currently waiting for the California Medical Board to review complaints made about his new style.  ”Over the past 6 months I’ve revolutionized my bedside manner, making it a point to include healing touch and spacial intimacy in every moment I spend with my patients.” He says he courageously pushed the boundaries of human proximity – a sort of pioneer on the frontiers of physical awkwardness. “I made it my mission to step inside of each patient’s unique comfort zone and linger there… turning a simple hug or handshake into a truly magical and enduring experience.” Those wonderfully tenacious touches have been a source of deep satisfaction to Dr. Britley in his practice of medicine, but have generated no small amount of controversy amongst clinic patients. One patient reported being “very disturbed” by his attempt to lie in the hospital bed beside him while they talked. “He put his arms around me and...

Motivational Videos for Medical Students

Motivation can be a fickle mistress in medical school. Every day is another inundation of information that must constantly be broken down and compartmentalized into the nooks and crannies of one’s own mind. As days become weeks become months, eventually the urge to keep learning begins to atrophy. Suddenly histology is no longer just boring, but a Sisyphus-like torture. It is usually during the fourth time I reread a sentence that I begin looking for something to keep me going. Sometimes it’s just moving on to another subject, sometimes it’s studying with friends, often times it is sifting through motivational YouTube videos in hopes that I can find my vitally necessary motivation fix. After a year of practice, here is a list of my favorite videos: 1. “Maybe it’s my Fault” Medical school is obviously a worthwhile endeavor. But as it turns out, doing something worthwhile takes a ton of work. Who better to put that into perspective than the greatest basketball player who has ever lived? 2. “ Rocky Speech” Honestly, I have listened to this speech countless times. Unless you’re especially gifted (and even if you are), medical school has a way of hitting you hard. Maybe it’s an attending shutting you down, maybe it’s failing at a test you tried your absolute hardest to do well on, or maybe it’s something completely outside of medical school that just adds to the pile. Regardless, in the words of Rocky himself,...