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6 Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Losing the so-called “baby weight” has garnered unprecedented attention in recent years. With celebrities, Instagram models, and the “no excuses” mom Maria Kang telling women it’s their own fault for not losing the fat gained during pregnancy making headlines, the pressure on moms is incredible. First thing’s first—it’s natural and healthy in many cases to gain fat while pregnant. When the fat gain isn’t dangerously excessive, it’s the safety net your child needs to enter the world as smoothly as possible. Losing fat is an arduous task that requires time, commitment, and sometimes money. For ......
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The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family

  While being involved in a car accident is never a good thing, once you become a parent, being involved in a car accident can be a truly terrifying experience. In addition to worrying about your own injuries, you are naturally extremely worried about the safety of your children. Unfortunately, auto accidents are not all that rare, with one auto accident occurring every 60 seconds across the globe. Each year in the United States, nearly 3 million people1 suffer minor to severe injuries from a car accident, with about 43,000 auto accident fatalities1.  In fact, motor vehicle accide......
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Top Tips For Staying Healthy In A Fast-Paced Medical Career

One of the biggest challenges that medical professional face is staying healthy in our ever changing fast paced lives. While we work in a field that promotes health and wellness for our patients, given the demands and responsibilities in our own lives, it is often difficult to focus on our own health.  In our increasingly busy lives, the demand of balancing social, academic and work obligations takes away from the time invested into ourselves. I have learned through my journey through medical school, my constantly changing schedule, my all day study sessions, night shifts, and endless com......
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3 Steps to Achieving That Elusive Work-Life Balance in Your Medical Career

3 Steps to Achieving That Elusive Work-Life Balance in Your Medical Career
When you first decided to become a doctor, it may have felt like a calling, but a medical career can soon overtake your entire life, consume every minute of your day, use up all your energy, stretch your patience to the limit, demand your constant attention, and start taking a toll on your relationships. Before you know it, you're staring burnout in the face. The career that was going to afford you a fulfilling life has quickly become the thing that consumes it. But, all is not lost. Achieving that elusive work-life balance in your medical career is not impossible. In fact, it could be as ea......
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E-learning in Medical Studies

E-learning in Medical Studies
Every medical student knows that it’s almost impossible to learn all exam-relevant material simply by attending class. Students need additional learning resources in order to be appropriately prepared for their exams. For this purpose, books are the oldest of all sources and are still an invaluable resource for every learner. Today e-learning content has become an important, almost essential, additional resource for medical students worldwide. E-learning is a broad, vague, concept. Which is why, in the following, I would like to explain how medical students can efficiently and effectively int......
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