Category: Medicine

Is drinking coffee healthy?

See the below article “How Healthy is Coffee: The Latest Evidence” by Bret Stetka and the people at Medscape. Introduction Earlier this year, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released a report[1] stating that up to five cups of coffee per

Choosing a medical specialty

Healthcare plans: HMO, PPO, deductibles, premiums, copayments, etc.

One question I often get has to do with people who are trying to choose a healthcare plan. Typically, the person asking the question has just started a new job and needs to choose a healthcare plan among the various

Things doctors do that normal people don’t

Taken from Sermo (an online community of physicians), contributed by DocLMG: “Things that doctors do that normal people don’t: When we carve the turkey, we dissect it. We take expired meds because we know that they are still OK. We

Doctors, work, and home

In many conversations with various premedical or medical students, I have noticed that a frequent concern expressed by these potential future physicians has to do with work-life balance. “I want to be a doctor, but I also want to make

Applying to medical school? Asians and introverts beware!

Back in the old days, American medical school applicant interviews almost universally took the shape of a one-on-one interview in which a faculty member asked the applicant a series of questions. In such a format, extroverts and introverts perform relatively

Eggs and your cholesterol.

How many eggs can you eat a week before you place your health and cholesterol at risk? In the 1970s, the American Heart Association strongly advocated that people cut down on how many eggs they ate. This recommendation was based