February 18, 2018

And Then I Was Sued....For Millions of Dollars

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This article is an IMG's personal story sent anonymously by someone who is not the writer, although signed by the writer. Even though we cannot confirm its authenticity, yet its fresh and vivid writing can only come from a personal experience; but much more, it contains highly valuable lessons for any IMG doctor (just like the story of Hadiza Garba in the UK), especially for IMGs practicing in the United States and other western countries. It re-emphasizes the need for detailed documentation in medical practice. This personal story is compelling and really worth the read. Enjoy...

February 16, 2018

Diabetes - An Overview of the Key Facts

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Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy. So how does one prevent Diabetes? Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes.

February 15, 2018

Acute Pancreatitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

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Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process in which pancreatic enzymes autodigest (i.e. self-digests) the gland. The gland sometimes heals without any impairment of function or any morphologic changes; this process is known as acute pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can also recur intermittently, contributing to the functional and morphologic loss of the gland; recurrent attacks are referred to as chronic pancreatitis.

February 13, 2018

What Overeating Does to Your Body

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Most people have experienced it at least once before. For whatever reason—a holiday, special occasion or maybe just due to stress—they overindulge their appetite and overeat. The expression “you are what you eat” is a cliché because it is true. The worse food you put in your body, especially in excess quantities, the worse you will feel.

Ageing and health: Understanding the Facts and Challenges

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AGEING AND HEALTH

People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older. By 2050, there will be almost this many (120 million) living in China alone, and 434 million people in this age group worldwide. By 2050, 80% of all older people will live in low- and middle-income countries.

February 06, 2018

To Err Is Homicide in Britain: The Case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba

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The good that doctors do is oft interred by a single error. The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a trainee pediatrician in the NHS, convicted for homicide for the death of a child from sepsis, and hounded by the General Medical Council (GMC), is every junior doctor's primal fear.