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Ieroo Park

Ieroo is an editor for The Almost Doctor's Channel. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in English, and is looking forward to becoming an "Almost Doc". In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and taking selfies with Dr. Ruth.

7 Secrets to the Freakish Recoveries Athletes Are Now Making from Destructive Knee Injuries

Here are 7 modern knee treatments (quotes are from Harlan Selesnick, M.D., the orthopedic surgeon for the Miami Heat): 1. Physical therapy or anti-inflammatories A common problem in athletes is jumper’s knee, a condition due to overuse. Most players with patella tendonitis can treat their knees with anti-inflammatories or physical therapy. Breakdown: Physical therapy includes flexibility, stretching, strengthening the muscle and increasing range of motion, as well as stimulation or cold laser therapy. Anti-inflammatories (prescription or over the counter) include Advil, Aleve, Celebrex, Mobic and Motrin, or a cortisone shot. Also, ice postgame is prevalent around the league. How Effective? They often are very effective, but in some cases more extensive treatment is needed. Treatment Cost? Physical therapy is usually more than $100. Anti-inflammatory drugs are usually less than $100. Back to playing? Usually one day to a week.   2. Synvisc Synvisc is used in athletes diagnosed with early arthritis, who usually have lower concentrations of hyaluron. Breakdown: It’s a one-time injection-based lubricant into the knee joint. “It cuts down on the wear and tear, and cuts down on the pain in 75 percent of people with arthritis. We’ve actually done a study showing that it’s pretty effective in professional athletes. I know a lot of the NFL teams use it, NBA teams use it, pro tennis. There are different forms of it, but the one that I use most commonly is the one...

Top 3 Ways to Die in Arenal, Costa Rica

Surrounded by the rain forest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal are a terrific summer destination. For the adventurous at heart, the Sky Trek zip lines are a unique and thrilling way to experience Arenal Volcano’s natural...

As Bad As It Gets, At Least You’re Not Having Sex With a Duck

Yeah, med students have it tough. But this short video about the duck’s substantial … um, evolutionary adaptations will make studying for the USMLEs seem like a walk in the park....

The Patient Experience Should Be a Doctor’s Priority. But Here’s Why It Hasn’t Been…

The customer is always right....

Hey Girl, Maybe Getting Sick Isn’t a Bad Thing

I know we’re all busy trying to become doctors, but sometimes we could all use a checkup. Especially one from Dr. Gosling.   Dr. Gosling has your back   Dr. Gosling cares about the impending primary care physician shortage     Dr. Gosling wants to show you his full active assistive range of motion     Dr. Gosling can see the real you     Dr. Gosling loves you, no matter what they say     Dr. Gosling knows how to make you swoon     Dr. Gosling comes in small, medium, and large     All memes from http://drgosling.tumblr.com/ Send us some of your best medical memes! Tweet us @almostdocs or post on our Facebook...

Is an M.D./M.B.A. Worth It?

  Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, discusses the benefits of an MBA for physicians. He explains each of the vital 4 C’s offered by MBA programs: 1) Connections 2) Credentials 3) Credibility 4)...

America’s Other Drug Problem [Infographic]

Welcome to America’s “other” drug problem – patients’ lack of medication adherence. A new infographic by HealthPrize (a company that rewards patients for adhering to their medication regimens) looks at the reasons behind why patients don’t keep up with their prescriptions. It turns out that almost a quarter of patients who don’t take their meds “don’t always trust their doctor or their medications,” a frightful thought for those of us looking forward to one day being healthcare providers. Infographic found on Visual.ly. Click to...