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Why You Should Go for a Regular Sexual Health Check-up

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the unfortunate truth is that there are many individuals who are completely unaware that they have been infected, increasing their risk of experiencing health problems and complications in the future, and raising the possibility of passing the infection on to partners unknowingly. If you have ever been with a sexual partner in your lifetime, then you are at risk of an STI. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it’s good to go for regular sexual health check-ups just to be sure, regardless of how careful you are when it comes to......
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Learning to Recognize the Signs of Addiction in Your Own Child

As a woman who works in the medical field as a physician or nurse, it is part of your training, education, and experience to be able to examine a patient and properly diagnosis them. While you may excel at this in a clinical environment, it doesn’t mean you can use that same objective viewpoint when examining your own children. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction in your own child can be a very tough thing to do. Often you don’t see the signs, or maybe you don’t piece them together, which results in your child not getting the help they need.   Here are some tips that may help you......
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Understanding Sugar Addiction in Children

It is official. Sugar is an addictive substance. Actually, it has been official for quite a while. A 2008 study published in Neuroscience &Behavioral Reviews concluded that sugar meets the criteria for a substance of abuse and may be addictive when people binge on this food. This news affects all of us, but it’s most damaging to our children. The problem with sugar Some may argue that there’s nothing wrong with sugar because it’s a natural substance. This is true. The problem is that we’ve extracted this substance from its natural source and saturated our food supply with sugar. In ......
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A Clinician's Guide To Delivering Bad News

A Clinician's Guide To Delivering Bad News
The result of my patient’s right breast biopsy was sitting on my computer desktop. I felt a knot form in my throat and my heart rate speeding up. I knew clicking the result would confirm the diagnosis I suspected when doing her breast exam earlier in the week.  Invasive moderately differentiated ductal carcinoma, Focal ductal carcinoma in situ, solid type, grade 2, Core biopsy of lymph node showing extensive involvement by metastatic carcinoma. I took my time digesting the words on this extensive report and thoughts filled my mind. It all came down to one thing – My patient had brea......
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Making The Most Of Your Free Time As A Physician

Making The Most Of Your Free Time As A Physician
As a physician - or any healthcare professional for that matter - it can be tough to find some time for yourself. Long hours spent in a stressful environment can make it nearly impossible to get some rest and relaxation, even after you've set aside your lab coat and stethoscope for the day. Time is a precious resource and it’s important that you’re using your free time in ways that will benefit you the most! How you spend your off hours can actually increase your productivity and success at work. Choosing the correct hobbies or activities to partake in during you......
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