A Sacramento surgeon has been reprimanded by the state medical board for suggesting a patient try oral sex to improve her gag reflex. The unnamed patient was hesitant to undergo an upper-gastrointestinal endoscopy. The procedure would require a scope going from someone's mouth into their intestinal tract.
Friday, May 17th 2013 (5:48am)
The Student Doctor Network Forums has a thread in which physicians and residents relay the valuable life lessons they've learned from folks who come into their ER. It's a long thread spanning many years, but it's packed with idiot gold.
Monday, Jan 21st 2013 (12:03am) | Thanks: andy
I figured they were covering up tattoos, but that's apparently not the case - it's actually Kinesio Tape, and it pulls skin away from muscles to provide relief from pain and swelling. Huh.
Tuesday, Aug 7th 2012 (5:01am)
The University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has come up with a 'fracture putty' that mends broken bones in a couple of days instead of a few weeks.
Researchers claim to have created the pill, which they claim provides all the same benefits of exercising without the exertion. They claim that a hormone naturally found in muscle cells that triggers the calorie-burning benefits of exercise, may have potential as an obesity-fighting drug.
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.
Tuesday, Dec 13th 2011 (2:41am) | Thanks: Pantufas
There's now a Facebook group for anti-vaccine crowd who want to expose their kids to chicken pox, arranging mailings of virus-laden candy and rags and such. Not only is this insane, it's also illegal.
Smokers and the obese actually cost healthcare systems less than nons because they don't live as long, racking up long-term care and health expenses in the process. This clearly calls for a Twinkie and a cigar. FOR AMERICA!
Monday, Apr 11th 2011 (12:02am)
Orville, The: The Complete First Season (2017)
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