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iPhone application
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by aims4heart [profile] [journal]
 on 11 Feb 2010 at 19:30

There's a new iPhone app that's currently in development that could potentially save someone's life! If someone around you has a heart attack, this app will guide you to the nearest AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

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The AEDs located in public buildings are designed to be used by anyone. They are simple to use and guide the user through the process.

This app could be vital in an emergency situation. The first 10 minutes after someone collapses are the most pivotal to their survival. Bystanders or the individual would be able to use the app to locate the nearest AED.
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by act_of_growth [profile] [journal]
 on 05 Sep 2009 at 21:54

What is the best inexpensive book (preferably under $50) from which I can learn anatomy on my own? Also, human diseases?.

How well would you rank Tortota Grabowski Principles of Anatomy And Physiology; 9th edition? This is one I already have, but the copyright is from 2000; I know anatomy doesn't change, but I don't know how much new-found information is added to newer publications. It is also not conventional to take with me, as it is HUGE (though I suppose any book that covers a complicated subject like this would be).

I'm asking because I'm taking a semester off in school and I've already gotten extremely rusty over the summer...I need to fill my brain with some stuff.

Thanks for the advice!
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Study this!
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by chainsawsean [profile] [journal]
 on 03 Sep 2009 at 12:58

I just found out about this really scary virus. I know a lot of people on here probably smoke, so I thought I would share this with you guys.

Sanford is my number one fear right now!
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by aubreycolors [profile] [journal]
 on 27 Feb 2009 at 23:46

Is it better to put no Neosporin on a minor cut or put on some Neosporin that has expired a few years ago on it?
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Paralyzing Fear (sorry so long)
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by anesthetics [profile] [journal]
 on 23 Dec 2008 at 18:52

I've come across hard times financially and I had to move back in with my mother. She and I have always had a strained relationship, beyond what is normal. I've analyzed it enough to know this is not mother/ daughter bickering. I know my mom has some mental disorder that she will not acknowledge. I won't try to diagnose it.

Sunday night we got into a fight. Well, it was more like she was fighting and I couldn't stop laughing, even if I wanted to. Then, out of nowhere, I broke. I curled up into a ball on the floor and started shaking and drooling. I thought she had stabbed me because I could not move my upper torso at all. At some point my hands tensed up and I started having facial spasms and I imagine I looked like a combination of someone's with Bell's and Cerebral Palsy.

When I heard my mom speak, I crumpled up more and tried to make myself as small I could. I truly thought I was paralyzed because I had coherent thoughts but I could not move and there's no way in hell I'd lay in a pool of my own drool and snot by choice. I literally could not speak words regardless of how hard I tried. I could not physically bring my mouth to do what was necessary to form words.

My best friend came over and told me it was a panic attack. I came out of it about 4 hours later.

Then yesterday my friend and her goddaughter came over. Her goddaughter was jumping on the furniture and my mind immediately went to "Oh my god. My mom is going to rip me a new one." Then an attack started again. That one lasted about and hour.

Last night I went to go grab an aspirin because after 5 hours of being immobile I hurt heck of bad. I heard my mom speak and I went into again. Every time it happens, my hands come up to my chest and start shaking. I can move my legs but my upper torso won't do what I tell it to.

I'm terrified about how this will effect my work and life in general. The people in panic attack communities have said this seems either really extreme or not a panic attack at all. I looked up everything I could think of and I'm not sure at all. Please help if you can.
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Premed, opted out, now premed again...?
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by o2end [profile] [journal]
 on 18 Oct 2008 at 12:49

When I started college, I was a bio/premed major. During freshman and sophomore years, I took a number of med school required classes, but did VERY poorly on them (as in, Cs would be my highest grades) - I wasn't disciplined, didn't know what I wanted out of life, etc. I was highly discouraged (by others and mainly myself) and by the beginning of junior year, I had switched to a different major as I decided to follow a different career track (I've done better in my courses since I switched, but  my overall GPA is about a 2.2). Outside of academics, I know I'm pretty solid (I don't have much experience in the health field but I do volunteer in general -have an interest in social justice issues- and should be able to get some supportive letters of recommendation).

Lately, as a college senior, I've been thinking of giving myself another chance at being a doctor. I don't think I could get into med school now (which is fine) - while being efficient, I want to take my time and make sure I'm doing things properly (ie: I don't want to rush into taking the MCAT just to wildly apply to X amount of schools by Dec 1).  I'm no longer afraid of hard work and am willing to do what I feel is necessary to improve my chances to get into a good medical program when the time is right.However,  I'm not sure what steps/path to take  now:

I thought about applying for postbac programs, but the majority say it's for people who haven't taken any of the prereqs OR for people who took the prereqs but have strong academic history  (and like I've said before, I've done the majority but have done badly in them).

Should I graduate college and then retake the required courses at another school while volunteering somewhere? Or are there any postbac programs for people who are in the same boat as me? Or is it more of a should I start all over (finish at my current school, then transfer elsewhere and take said classes over again)?

What would med schools want to see from me, following a semi non traditional path? Up until a little while ago, I was perfectly okay leaving my science gpa as it was because I was planning to go into a field where it didn't really matter).

Please advise if you can (anything else -that's constructive- you'd want to share would be much appreciated). Thanks!


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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by vinniwolf [profile] [journal]
 on 16 Feb 2007 at 21:21

Hello everybody. Please anybody said me how we can measure central veinius presure with using echocardiography?
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radiation oncology
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by signamax [profile] [journal]
 on 02 Feb 2007 at 20:27

any resources how to pass interview in Radiation Oncology residency
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Pre-Med Course
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by designsbyarias [profile] [journal]
 on 25 Jan 2007 at 23:03

Is there really a point to the pre-med courses when you are in medical school? I've always wondering if they mattered as much as people make them out to be.
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Question on growth..
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by jgib5328 [profile] [journal]
 on 20 Jan 2007 at 18:15

I'm 18 years old and my height is 5'9 and my arm span is 6'3-6'4. I was wondering if this means that I will grow taller. I have grown a half-inch since starting school so I was wondering if I would grow a few inches before I stop growing completely. Any information would be helpful.

Just some more info about me:
-Father and Mother are both 5'6
-I am partially African American (approx 37.5%)

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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by outerstardrop [profile] [journal]
 on 16 Jan 2007 at 12:45

Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anybody knew much about prozac and it's interactions with the body. Also information about overdose. Every website explains the symptoms, but none of them exlain what the prozac actually does to your body to produce those symptoms.
Thanks in advance.
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Be able to thank a Doctor...
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by rambleido [profile] [journal]
 on 15 Dec 2006 at 17:21

I'm not personally in the medical community, but my younger brother was raised with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), so I'm very familiar with having a long term illness in my direct family. There were so many doctors and nurses along the way that helped him succeed, helped him to walk, to live a normal live. These doctors went far above and beyond the call of duty.

This holiday season, thank a medical professional that has touched your or someone else's life in a special way.. Visit to tell your story and thank someone today.

Check out this site to say THANKS!
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by signamax [profile] [journal]
 on 28 Nov 2006 at 20:12

in which states liability insurance (malpractice insurance) is not mandatory?
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*****Webcast brain surgery*****
 Posted by semiconsciously [profile] [journal]
 on 25 Oct 2006 at 09:22

Sorry for the short notice, but neurosurgeons at the Children's Hospital in Boston will be doing a surgery to remove a brain tumor from a 13-year-old pediatric patient during a live Webcast today at 10am PST, 1pm EST. Thought people here might find this interesting.
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by lierre [profile] [journal]
 on 02 Sep 2006 at 12:07

This is now an open community with unmoderated posting. Anyone may join, post, and comment without prior approval.

If there are any objections to this change, feel free to comment here for discussion but I think this is for the better.

It will still not be allowed to post here asking about personal medical issues -- such things belong in medquest and will be deleted here without warning. Thanks!
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Please help translate
 Posted by tsenitel [profile] [journal]
 on 09 Jul 2006 at 00:01

Dear communty, I am a translator (not specializing in medicine) from Russia and am right now translating a roentgenographic interpretation form. I am a bit confused since there are abbriviations and codes which are not used in Russia. In particular, to mark the site of pleural plaques letters O, R and L are used. Since R and L obviously mean right and left, is O just a zero, or does it mean "occasional"? Thank you very much
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by fortuna_juvat [profile] [journal]
 on 01 Aug 2005 at 22:21

Today was my very first day of Medical School at Wayne State University's School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.

I'll be keeping a journal of my daily life in classes, lab, and hopefully right through to rotations, internships and residency, so if you're interested, the journal is here: inked_caduceus.
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Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by signamax [profile] [journal]
 on 17 May 2005 at 22:04

I just wanted to have everythingis one place
The most common – m.c. - ?

- m.c. primary cancer
- 2nd m.c. primary cancer
- 3d m.c. primary cancer

- m.c. primary cancer in males
- 2nd m.c. primary cancerin males
- 3d m.c. primary cancerin males

- m.c. primary cancer in females
- 2nd m.c. primary cancer in females
- 3d m.c. primary cancer in females

- m.c. cancer of the lung
- m.c. cancer of the lung in smokers
- m.c. cancer of the lung in non-smokers

- 2nd m.c. cancer of the lung
- 2nd m.c. cancer of the lung in smokers
- 2nd m.c. cancer of the lung in non-smokers

- 3d m.c. cancer of the lung
- 3d m.c. cancer of the lung in smokers
- 3d m.c. cancer of the lung in non-smokers

- m.c. cancer death
- 2nd m.c. cancer death
- 3d m.c. cancer death

- m.c. cancer death in males
- m.c. cancer death in females

- 2nd m.c. cancer death in males
- 2nd m.c. cancer death in females

- 3d m.c. cancer death in males
- 3d m.c. cancer death in females

this is a question
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cancer survey will close thursday 3pm.
Click to view all userpics of this user.  Posted by _attesa_ [profile] [journal]
 on 24 Mar 2005 at 08:34

Interior Design Directed Studies Survey
Cancer Support Center Research

Hello again. If you are not familiar with the survey, please click here

If you have not completed the survey and wish to do so, please visit the following link before 3pm today (thursday march 24th).

I would like to extend my gratitude to all who have contributed to my research.

If you would like more information, please contact me at

Your time and opinion are greatly appreciated...

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 Posted by mediq [profile] [journal]
 on 14 May 2005 at 12:37

Since the medical community encourages informative posts over inquisitive, the medquest community will now encourage inquisitive posts over solely informative. All posts must contain a question, other than that the rules are basic courtesy and common sense like in any community. Membership and posting are open. Enjoy.
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