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A physician offers his advice to graduating medical students left wondering about pandemic residencies

As you begin to think about next year's match, consider this advice.

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The answer is C. There are basically two types of migraine headaches: those with an aura (classic migraine) and those without an aura (common migraine). A classic migraine is characterized by recurrent attacks of a moderate to severe unilateral, throbbing headache that is usually preceded by visual prodrome, which may include scotomata, zigzag lines, or other visual distortions.

Question of the Day: A 43-year-old white female presents with a migraine headache. She reports that her headaches are like a band around her head and she is wondering if she should use sumatriptan to treat her headaches. You indicate that you are not sure that sumatriptan is the best treatment for her headache. Which one of the following best describes symptoms associated with a common migraine headache?

A) An aura preceding the onset of the headache

B) Recurrent headaches lasting less than 4 hours

C) Unilateral, throbbing headache

D) Bilateral, bandlike headache

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Medical treatment often comes with racial bias. Here's how some are trying to fix it.

Read how a med student started an initiative at UW Medicine to stop including race in a calculation for kidney function.

nbcnews.com One medical student started an initiative that led her institution to stop including race in a calculation for kidney function.

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The new school year is about to begin and the next generation of heroes are about to take the next step in their journey into the medical field. What do you wish you could tell the incoming freshman? Share your wisdom!

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Medical students write, publish illustrated coronavirus children's book

Aw! Two Loma Linda University School of Medicine students create a children's book about staying safe from the coronavirus. 📖

news.llu.edu Two Loma Linda University medical students write book to help explain why it’s important to stay home

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This powerful, easy-to-use resource presents the essentials of pathology in the popular Board Review Series outline format that highlights the most tested topics for the USMLE Step 1. Packed with new content; high-yield topics; concise descriptions; more than 450 USMLE-style questions with complete answers and explanations; and full-color illustrations, photomicrographs, and radiologic images, BRS Pathology, Sixth Edition, provides everything needed for course success and board exam prep.

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University of Michigan medical students help Ypsilanti clinic with food deliveries during coronavirus outbreak

Great initiative from these University of Michigan Medical School students!

mlive.com Hope Clinic received help in launching a food delivery service from a group of University of Michigan medical students.

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Step 2 CS suspended, temporary assessment measures being weighed

In case you didn't receive the announcement about the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills exam, here's what you need to know.

ama-assn.org Typically required for graduation and entry into a residency program, the USMLE Step 2 CS exam is on hold for at least a year.

The answer is C. There are basically two types of migraine headaches: those with an aura (classic migraine) and those without an aura (common migraine). A classic migraine is characterized by recurrent attacks of a moderate to severe unilateral, throbbing headache that is usually preceded by visual prodrome, which may include scotomata, zigzag lines, or other visual distortions.

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Medical students around the US are offering to babysit for hospital workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

Do you know fellow med students who are helping healthcare workers during this time? 💙

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businessinsider.com Healthcare workers are risking their lives to fight the coronavirus. At the same time, they're scrambling to figure out childcare.

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This med student can't join the frontline COVID-19 fight, so he's offering childcare to those who can | CBC Radio

An inspiring med student during these challenging times. 💙

cbc.ca In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are coming together to set up helper groups and funds for people losing work.

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The correct answer is B. SAD is a pattern of major depressive episodes that occur and remit with changes in seasons. Two patterns have been identified. The most often recognized is the fall-onset type, also known as winter depression, in which major depressive episodes begin in the late fall to early winter months.

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SAD is a depressive disorder that has seasonal variations. The treatment of choice for this disorder is which one of the following therapies?

A) Electroconvulsive shock treatment
B) Intense white light therapy
C) Psychotherapy
D) MAOIs
E) TCAs

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Her son died. 20 years later, she met the medical student who got his heart

Thought we could use a literally heartwarming story today. 💙

statnews.com The mother didn’t want to donate her son’s organs. He’d need them in heaven, she thought. Then she saw a boy's tiny legs poking out from under the sheets.

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The answer is D. Fever of unknown origin is defined as a fever higher than 101 F (38.3 C) on at least three occasions, accompanied by an illness that lasts longer than 3 weeks, and the diagnosis is uncertain after 3 days of hospitalization, although most workups are now done in the outpatient setting. Causes include infection, neoplasm, drugs, collagen vascular disease, vasculitis, and factitious fever.

If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.” – Steve Jobs

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Which of the following tests is most helpful in distinguishing fever of unknown origin from factitious fever?

A) Blood cultures
B) Chest x-ray
C) Rheumatoid factor
D) Sedimentation rate
E) Urinalysis

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CPT fast tracking code development for novel coronavirus test

To empower surveillance and laboratory testing in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the AMA announced a unique Current Procedural Terminology code for reporting novel coronavirus tests. Learn more in this article.

ama-assn.org If approved, the new CPT code will support the response to the urgent public health need for streamlined reporting of novel coronavirus testing.

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Realizing the medical school dream, for himself and his family - Scope

Read the journey of Jimmy Zheng -- from paying his way through college to becoming a Stanford Medicine student.💙

scopeblog.stanford.edu Inspired by his parents' experience as immigrants and his own volunteering at a homeless clinic, Stanford medical student Jimmy Zheng aspires to care for the marginalized.

The answer is E) Cefoxitin. Antibiotic prophylaxis is warranted in the setting of uncomplicated appendicitis. Reasonable regimens include a cephalosporin with anaerobic activity cefoxitin or cefotetan.

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