Vaccination effort will not be complete until July

WASHINGTON — Even as private companies rush to test a coronavirus vaccine and both federal and state governments prepare for a massive distribution effort, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned on Wednesday that mass vaccination of the American public is still many months away.  “I think that’s going to take us April, May, June, you know, possibly July, to get … Continue reading Vaccination effort will not be complete until July

What You Need To Do To Get An Orthopedic Surgery Residency— From a Current Ortho Resident

Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try to answer as soon as I can. Regarding how to choose away/elective rotations: I have been asked multiple times about how to choose away rotations, especially regarding what strategy is best (regional vs. tiers). I rotated at 3 places that were all in the same geographic location, of 3 varying “tiers” if … Continue reading What You Need To Do To Get An Orthopedic Surgery Residency— From a Current Ortho Resident

Real Advice- What Does It Take To Be #1 In Your Medical School Class?

Authored by: Hussain W. I studied with a small group of students every night, each of whom was an A or A- student in most classes. We studied until after midnight most nights, and usually for a solid 8-10 hours at least one day out of the weekend. We were constantly ahead of the material, preparing for lectures 1-2 weeks in advance and repeatedly quizzing … Continue reading Real Advice- What Does It Take To Be #1 In Your Medical School Class?

One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix

At 5-foot-9 and 248 pounds before covid-19 struck, John Place knew he needed to work on his health. In the scramble to run a small business and help raise four children, he ate high-calorie restaurant food every day. He never exercised. He was often fatigued and urinated frequently — warning signs of diabetes that he ignored. When Place, 43, landed in a Florida intensive care … Continue reading One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix

15% of Big Ten Athletes Had Heart Inflammation After Recovering From COVID-19

New data helps illustrate what Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren might have meant when he described “too much medical uncertainty and too many unknown health risks” as reasons for postponing the Big Ten’s 2020-21 fall sports season. During a State College Area school board of directors meeting on Monday night, Wayne Sebastianelli — Penn State’s director of athletic medicine — made some alarming comments about … Continue reading 15% of Big Ten Athletes Had Heart Inflammation After Recovering From COVID-19

Just How Bad Is Social Media For Your Health?

Some people may be starting to come to grips with the fact that social media isn’t so great for mental health. Others may think that getting on it will give them a boost—but especially depending on how you spend your time on it, you may well feel worse after using. Plenty of studies have found correlations between higher social media use and poorer mental health, including depression, anxiety, feelings of … Continue reading Just How Bad Is Social Media For Your Health?