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Medicare for All would provide far more benefits than universal healthcare in other countries

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders frequently points to success stories in other developed countries when pushing for his Medicare for All healthcare plan. “I want to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, not a… Read More »

Ironically, our first assigned patient encounter as medical students would be a corpse

“Death comes for all of us. It is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Dealing with the fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.”– Paul Kalanithi, MD Recently, first-year students of the medical and physician’s assistant classes completed their seventh and final practical exam in clinical anatomy. Through… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »

Why would blood pressure fluctuate so much

So, when her blood pressure numbers seemed to run consistently high on her regular doctor visits, she began taking medication about five years ago. We’d love for you to share yours, too! Masked hypertension is the mirror opposite of the white-coat effect. We took this question to Paul Whelton, clinical why would blood pressure fluctuate… Read More »