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Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?

Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?
This is generally a simple answer in most situations. Fortunately for you, this answer is short but does require some contextual qualification. The health of your teeth and mouth is still a vital part of your overall well-being, and your well-being is paramount even more when you are pregnant and caring for a little one. So what we should do, as a public service, is address this question in various contexts. We can say that in general, however, the answer to the question is yes, with caveats. Scheduled Cleaning: Do I Cancel? If you are pregnant and you have a regularly-scheduled cleaning ......
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How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising

How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising
The road toward medical school is long and winding, with pre-medical coursework, volunteer opportunities, the dreaded MCAT, and a host of other activities and experiences that ultimately make your application unique. With so many moving parts, it is important to use your time with your school’s pre-health or pre-medical advisor wisely in order to maximize your chances of successful matriculation into medical school. Here are four tips to help you maximize your pre-medical advising:   1. Meet early and often Students occasionally make the mistake of not contacting their pre-medical advi......
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Medical School Application

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Medical School Application
Many hopeful physicians are aware of the most glaring errors that they can make on a medical school application. Common wisdom stipulates a thorough grammar and spelling check, as well as close attention when inputting class grades and MCAT scores. What some individuals do not realize, however, is that medical school applications can be adversely affected by other mistakes too. Here are three errors to avoid as you craft your medical school application: 1. Over-emphasizing your involvement in a specific activity In an effort to demonstrate how committed and well rounded they are, some......
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The Perfect ERAS Application: How to Strengthen Your ERAS Application for Residency

The Perfect ERAS Application: How to Strengthen Your ERAS Application for Residency
The Perfect ERAS Application: Applying to residency for many medical students can be daunting. In some ways, you are applying for your first real job. Even though it’s still training, residency requires a different mindset when interviewing. One of the most important things is the first impression you make. Your first impression will be your ERAS application. Before getting to your personal statement, faculty will go over your ERAS application. They will look at where you went to medical school, what awards you’ve won, and whether you have any publications. They will read about your work and......
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Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs

Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women worldwide? There is higher occurrence of breast cancer rates in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. A study by the National Cancer Institute in the USA shows that each year there are 232,340 female breast cancer cases and 2,240 male breast cancer cases. According to the study, an average of 39, 620 Americans die each year from breast cancer. As an informed health savvy person, you should know what signs to look for to be able to deal with the breast cancer in its early stages. Learn more abo......
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