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Neurology Consult Service and Neurosurgery by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I will be spending the next three weeks on various inpatient neurology teams: consult service this week and next week, and then inpatient neuro the last week. There is not ... Read on »
LCME Site Visit and Neuro Rotation by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Case's LCME review began on March 22. (Remember, the LCME is the organization that accredits all American and Canadian allopathic medical schools.) The review took place ove ... Read on »
Starting Neuro Rotation by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is my first week on neurology. So far, it's been really intense! Not that I expected it to be a cakewalk, but the Block III* administrator went out of her way se ... Read on »
Master CCLCM Match List by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This post contains the combined match list for all CCLCM graduation years by specialty and hospital. I will keep updating this list as future classes match. A ... Read on »
End of Rads by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On Wednesday, I finished writing my teaching case report, which is on something kind of esoteric that the attending will hopefully find interesting. I'm still not at all ent ... Read on »
2009 CCLCM Match List by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Match Day! Things were pretty quiet in the UH radiology department today, since all of the M4s were gone for match day. We found out today how our own first graduating CCLCM ... Read on »
Radi-Holiday by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This week, I started a two-week radiology elective at UH. I had wanted to do it at CCF, but the radiologists there only let people do rads for four weeks. I can't do four ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part IX: Conclusion and References by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Conclusion Although some physicians may be skeptical about the benefits of CAM, they should still educate themselves about CAM for several reasons. First, a significant pro ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part VIII: Herbal Remedies III by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Nausea Several herbs are used to treat nausea, most commonly ginger, peppermint, and cannabis. All three have been shown to have mild anti-emetic properties for chemotherap ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part VII: Herbal Remedies II by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Saw palmetto extract can be used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It inhibits 5-α-reductase, the same enzyme inhibited by the presc ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part VI: Herbal Remedies I by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Herbal remedies and other natural products were used by 19% of adults during the past 12 months according to a 2002 survey.(1) The ten most commonly used herbal remedies wer ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part V: Acupuncture by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although the practice of acupuncture is commonly associated with traditional Chinese medicine, there is evidence that acupuncture actually dates back several thousand years ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part II: Massage Therapy by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Massage therapy (MT) is defined by the American Massage Therapy Association as including manual soft tissue manipulation that can involve holding, causation of movement, and ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part I: Introduction by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be defined as a diverse group of therapies and products that are not considered to be part of conventional medicine. Patien ... Read on »
Complementary and Alternative Medicine by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This week, I started an unlisted elective in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). An unlisted elective is one that is not listed in the Case elective course catalog ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part IV: Osteopathy by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Osteopathy is now regarded as a part of conventional medicine. Osteopathic physicians, who make up approximately 5.5% of American physicians, are fully licensed in all 50 st ... Read on »
CAM Paper Part III: Chiropractic by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Chiropractic was defined by Daniel Palmer, its founder, as “a science of healing without drugs.” However, the underpinnings of chiropractic are not rooted in science. In fac ... Read on »
Done with Preventive Medicine by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After a small snafu with getting my answers uploaded, I was done with the online test by Monday night. It's pretty much all about hypertension. My advice for other Case stud ... Read on »
Phlebotomy and Online Preventive Medicine by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On Tuesday, I took an optional day-long course at CCF to learn how to draw blood. It was free, and phlebotomy seems like a useful skill to have, so I figured why not. There ... Read on »
Last Week of Toxicology by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This was my last week of toxicology. We each had to give a 40-minute presentation today. Mine was on alcohol withdrawal. It turned out to be a really good topic, since I had ... Read on »