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A Guiding Light in the Middle of the Night: the Life of a Medical Student

Posted by Skyscape on Jun 13, 2018 2:07:45 PM

“Beep, beep, beep” – the one sound you dread to hear at 3 AM. As you get up from what you thought might be a few “clutch hours” of precious sleep, you see the numbers “6666” on your beeper – and your heart sinks… It’s the ER with your 7th admission of the night.  Sleep deprived and bleary eyed, you drag yourself down to meet your 86 year old female patient from the nursing home with presumed urosepsis.  But there’s something different about this case. You notice that her electrolytes are off – and not what you’d expect from a uroseptic patient.  You note that instead of being acidotic as you might expect, she’s alkyotic. And it’s 3 AM…

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Tags: student, work, medical school, stress

HIPAA Violations start getting recognized and enforced

Posted by Skyscape on May 18, 2018 4:06:52 PM

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996  What HIPAA is universally known for is protecting the privacy of your medical information. On April 14, 2003, the law was revised with the following provisions:

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Tags: news, medicine, medical school, hipaa

Nutrition receives new attention in Medical Field

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 23, 2018 3:42:12 PM

Medical students have noticed that nutrition and diet receive scant attention in their course of studies. Now, they want change—in the form of dietary knowledge they can use to treat common health problems.

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Tags: news, medicine, research, medical school, nutrition

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