Run.

The Doctor, the man who keeps running, never looking back because he dare not, out of shame.

Anonymous asked: I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.

aspiringdoctors:

medicalstate:

aspiringdoctors:

Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.

So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.

You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.

Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.

Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?

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MEDICALSTATE REBLOGGED ME

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Last night was crazy

ermedicine:

  • One patient was in complete heart block that EMS almost killed because they gave him 2mg epi IVP and sent him into Vtach. Cardiology came in and floated a temporary pacemaker which was awesome because I’ve never seen one before
  • Had a kid with legit pyloric stenosis projectile vomiting
  • Had…
renegade-chandelure:

empresstheodoras:

flatbear:

hobbitdragon:

airyairyquitecontrary:


Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day.
A device like this is definitely long overdue. Some 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraines, a condition characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Developed by STX-Med in Beligum, Cefaly is a compact, portable, battery-powered, prescription device. It’s placed at the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode. The headband then delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the trigeminal nerve known to be involved in migraine headaches. The only known noticeable effect is a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied. It can only be used by people age 18 or older and should be used no more than once per day for 20 minutes. [x]

I appreciate the fact that they got a designer to make it look like a space tiara. They didn’t have to go that extra mile, but they did, because they care.

IS THIS REAL

Luke Cage is gonna be so happy.

MIGRAINE PRISM POWER, MAKE-UP!

renegade-chandelure:

empresstheodoras:

flatbear:

hobbitdragon:

airyairyquitecontrary:

Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day.

A device like this is definitely long overdue. Some 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraines, a condition characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.

Developed by STX-Med in Beligum, Cefaly is a compact, portable, battery-powered, prescription device. It’s placed at the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode. The headband then delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the trigeminal nerve known to be involved in migraine headaches. The only known noticeable effect is a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied. It can only be used by people age 18 or older and should be used no more than once per day for 20 minutes. [x]

I appreciate the fact that they got a designer to make it look like a space tiara. They didn’t have to go that extra mile, but they did, because they care.

IS THIS REAL

Luke Cage is gonna be so happy.

MIGRAINE PRISM POWER, MAKE-UP!

(Source: veruca-assault, via mypocketshurt90)

jackanthfern:

huffingtonpost:

Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around.  See the full video here. 

:))))))))))))) this makes me really happy

(via theofficialariel)

how to follow the prime directive, by leonard h. mccoy, md

(Source: jamestiberiusfuckhead, via hug-sensei)

s-c-i-guy:

Photographer uses dyes to create images of fish that look like colored x-rays

Scientific photographer Adam Summers, a mathematician and engineer, used colored dyes to create these beautifully detailed images of a variety of fish.

source

(via curiousgeorgiana)

Malcolm Gladwell: Tell People What It's Really Like To Be A Doctor

wayfaringmd:

Pre-meds and med students, take notice. This is 100% real life. 

The only statement I can disagree with in this article is “Most nights, physicians go to sleep fulfilled and grateful for the honor of becoming a part of their patients’ lives.”

Most nights, I go to sleep tired. Real tired.  

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questinthedark:

cranquis:

The daddy in me thinks these human-anatomy pancakes (and the sealife + vegetable ones too) are pretty fantastic! (Look at the coronary arteries on that heart!!) Definitely way above my current pancakery skill level — thankfully, Boy Cranquis has a good imagination, so he believes my claims of creating “dogs” and “monkeys” on the griddle.
But the doctor in me immediately thinks of serving these with maple syrup in little urine specimen cups — which kinda ruins it.
(Thanks to Cranquistador essdee for yet another intriguing link!) 

questinthedark:

cranquis:

The daddy in me thinks these human-anatomy pancakes (and the sealife + vegetable ones too) are pretty fantastic! (Look at the coronary arteries on that heart!!) Definitely way above my current pancakery skill level — thankfully, Boy Cranquis has a good imagination, so he believes my claims of creating “dogs” and “monkeys” on the griddle.

But the doctor in me immediately thinks of serving these with maple syrup in little urine specimen cups — which kinda ruins it.

(Thanks to Cranquistador essdee for yet another intriguing link!) 

“I am grade 12 student who has just recently graduated. You might call me accomplished, and in a way, I am, but not in the way you’d think. 12 years of pouring over text books and being lined up to be judged in front of my peers has not made me any more intelligent. I can tell you the first 45 digits of Pi and I can explain to you the difference between an acid and a base, I can recite the Pythagorean Theorem in my sleep, I will recite lines out of a textbook like they are a religion. But I cannot tell you the value of security, or of kindness. The distinct contrast between personal health and personal gain. I can tell you in grade 10 four of my classmates attempted to take their own lives before finals. I can tell you our counsellors office is always booked. I can tell you how when I didn’t understand something in AP Chemistry my teacher asked me to leave if I could not participate in his class. I merely asked him to explain a question. Instead of doing his job and teaching, he told me to leave. Told me I was not good enough to be there. Mistakes are viewed as failure in these hallways. A wrong answer is a sin you must atone to, not a human error, but a flaw so grand it defines your entire life course. There is no “average” here. We all must exceed expectations. Do your parents know that a grade that is considered average is a “C”? When I got a C in fourth grade my parents grounded me for a month. They said I was lazy and stupid and incompetent and that I’d better smarten up and stop fooling around. I never fooled around. I am driven by a deep need to impress others. I never fool around. I worked and worked and worked, with a deep hollow of anxiety in my chest. I have never been good at History, but I worked and worked and I attained at best a low B. It was not good enough. It is not said but we are expected to put our education before our personal health. It is not asked of us, but it is what we must do to achieve what we are asked to achieve. Our teachers will tell you, “Oh, I only give them one hour of homework each night.” Which is essentially true, each of my five teachers only gives me one to two hours of homework each night. Hmm, that adds up to 5-10 hours of homework, and overdue classwork, and projects. Say goodbye to sleep, say goodbye to feeling calm. I’ve developed a deep rooted anxiety disorder due to school and perfectionistic tendencies. Even when you get 100 percent on an assignment they still criticise you, it is never good enough. One slip, and you are in deep deep trouble. I can tell you that 90 percent of us try our hardest, and our teachers and parents stand in the sidelines, screaming, “You can do better than that!””

—   Why I say our education system is flawed (via joeygattos)

(Source: perfect-delusions, via thescienceofseductionn)

fyeahnursingthings:

lickystickypickyshe:

A critically ill Maltese terrier has been saved from near certain death by getting blind drunk.
Charlie was rushed to pet A&E by his owner after he licked up some anti-freeze from her garage floor in Melbourne, Australia.
Realising he was suffering from Ethylene Glycol poisoning, quick thinking vets began giving Charlie vodka through tubes into his nose a stomach.
The ethanol in vodka alters the chemical reaction that the coolant triggers when broken down in the liver preventing kidney failure, vets atMelbourne’s’ Animal and Accident Emergency said.
“In Australia, the only antidote we have is alcohol…In fact for the whole weekend, Charlie had a huge party with us in the Pet ICU,” the team said in a blogpost.
The small terrier was given 70cl - an entire bottle - of vodka over two days, after which he showed no signs of kidney failure. He was however left nursing a big hangover.
“He just slept and slept and slept,” owner Jacinta Rosewarne toldThe Herald Sun.
“He was definitely drunk,” she added. “He was stumbling around, I’d go to pat him and he’d push me away like a normal drunk person, he was vomiting a little, whining like a drunk.”
“I thought it was hilarious … It was distressing but funny at the same time.”

In the ER, we did this to all our methanom/ethylene glycol intoxications. We got them so drunk they had to be intubated and sedated.

fyeahnursingthings:

lickystickypickyshe:

A critically ill Maltese terrier has been saved from near certain death by getting blind drunk.

Charlie was rushed to pet A&E by his owner after he licked up some anti-freeze from her garage floor in Melbourne, Australia.

Realising he was suffering from Ethylene Glycol poisoning, quick thinking vets began giving Charlie vodka through tubes into his nose a stomach.

The ethanol in vodka alters the chemical reaction that the coolant triggers when broken down in the liver preventing kidney failure, vets atMelbourne’s’ Animal and Accident Emergency said.

“In Australia, the only antidote we have is alcohol…In fact for the whole weekend, Charlie had a huge party with us in the Pet ICU,” the team said in a blogpost.

The small terrier was given 70cl - an entire bottle - of vodka over two days, after which he showed no signs of kidney failure. He was however left nursing a big hangover.

“He just slept and slept and slept,” owner Jacinta Rosewarne toldThe Herald Sun.

“He was definitely drunk,” she added. “He was stumbling around, I’d go to pat him and he’d push me away like a normal drunk person, he was vomiting a little, whining like a drunk.”

“I thought it was hilarious … It was distressing but funny at the same time.”

In the ER, we did this to all our methanom/ethylene glycol intoxications. We got them so drunk they had to be intubated and sedated.

(Source: independent.co.uk)

TSK: I'm gonna need a bigger puke bucket.

Cranquis:

Ok, now I need to examine the testicle that has been hurting. Do you want your mother to stay in the room while I examine you?

19-year-old patient:

Sure, whatever.

Cranquis:

Ok, stand here and drop your drawers please... Can you show me where you feel the pain?

Patient:

(probing and poking himself) Uh... hmm... I thought it was... hmm...

Mother:

Oh for heaven's sake, let me show him. (reaches over, GRABS HER 19-year-old SON'S SCROTUM AND STARTS PROBING AROUND) Yeah, here it is, this spot right here.

Cranquis:

(cringing) Uhhh...

Mother:

Isn't that where it hurts, son?

Patient:

Yeah, that's where you found it before, ma.

Cranquis:

Uhhh..... before?