Why Do People Start Smoking in 2017?

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How do people still start smoking?

It feels like we have known that smoking is bad forever. After all, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service released the first report about the dangers of smoking in 1964, over 50 years ago. In light of that, we should have seen the end of smoking in the United States. So how do people start smoking? Why do people keep smoking? There is a big worldwide economy with smoking right? Wrong. The World Health Organization put out a report talking about these factors. Continue reading “Why Do People Start Smoking in 2017?”

HonorableMed’s Top 5 Favorite Medical Ted Talks

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Dr. Zubin Dumania performing one of many Ted Talks at a Ted Talks conference.

Hello everyone, today I will be writing about my favorite Ted Talks that have to do with the field of medicine, and why they made the list! Ted Talks are speeches given by professionals, that often give us great insight into the topic that they are speaking. Without further adieu, let’s get into my 5 favorite medical Ted Talks, starting with number 5: Continue reading “HonorableMed’s Top 5 Favorite Medical Ted Talks”

Addressing the Mental Health Stigma

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Improvements and New Developments to Mental Health Stigma:

In the last year or two, we have made drastic changes to tearing down the mental health stigma.  However, I feel that the increase in publicity of depression and anxiety disorders now contributes to an increase of some epidemic in the field. This new platform of mental health is used by many people around the world to explain why they are feeling down. It is “false depression.” Another bad development in those last few years is the new phrase, “I want to kill myself,” often said by someone without a single suicidal thought going through their brain.

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The Power of Intrinsic Reward: Strive For Them

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What are Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards?

We all love money, right? It has to be one of the best rewards known to man, but is it the best reward? I say no, and counter with intrinsic rewards. Intrinsic rewards are satisfaction felt by someone after they complete something, or do something good. Money is an example of an extrinsic reward, which is something tangible. Intrinsic rewards, on the other hand, are rewards that can only come from within yourself. The best part about intrinsic rewards is that they have no greed associated with them, and it is impossible to achieve them through deceptive means. Comparing this to extrinsic rewards, which can easily be attained through deceptive means (stealing for example). Continue reading “The Power of Intrinsic Reward: Strive For Them”

Best Laptop Choices For Pre-Med and College Students

Whether you are a pre-medicine student or not, a laptop is more than likely the most important thing to your success as a student. All of your online quizzes, study guides, and MyLab/Mastering (Pearson) will be done from your laptop. Whether you are a windows person, or an apple person, I hope we can find the one for you.

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What’s ‘Precision Medicine’ and Why is it Important?

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What is precision medicine, and where did it come from?

Precision medicine is a new form of medicine being practiced that focuses on individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Precision medicine was originally started as an initiative by former President Barack Obama in 2015. To this point, precision medicine has been seemingly nonexistent. It is part of a $2 million government research budget to the NIH (National Institute of Health), joining antibiotic resistance and Alzheimer’s research. Continue reading “What’s ‘Precision Medicine’ and Why is it Important?”

Easiest Ways To Improve Med School Resume 2017

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What is the easiest way to improve your medical school resume?

Participation in extracurricular activities is a big part of a medical school resume. Extracurricular activities include: sororities or fraternities, clubs, organizations, volunteer work, research, community/hall assistant, and so much more. If you just start looking around on campus then you should find at least something that you like, that will improve your resume just by doing it. Continue reading “Easiest Ways To Improve Med School Resume 2017”

Is a C Going to End Me as a Pre-Med?

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I got a C in General Chemistry or Biology, Is This the End?

Absolutely not, especially if it is early on. Medical school college admissions committee members expect students to make a mistake or two during their undergraduate years. This is a time when we are still trying to figure out who we are, make new friends, develop new study habits for harder classes, participate in clubs to better our resume, possibly work to make money for college, and do some fun stuff here and there to keep ourselves sane. Continue reading “Is a C Going to End Me as a Pre-Med?”

Future Doctor’s Response to Bronx-Lebanon Shooting

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I cannot begin to understand how this vile man could do such a thing to those in the Bronx-Lebanon hospital.

Background information:

The shooter’s name is Henry Bello. Henry was a former doctor working for the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital from 2014 to 2015. After his resignation from the Bronx Hospital, Bello created a rap-sheet for himself.  On Friday, he walked into his former place of work and opened fire, killing one female doctor and injuring five others, before killing himself.

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Non-Science Majors and Pre-Med, and Why I Chose Psychology

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Often, I will be asked the following question: What the heck are you doing majoring in Psychology if you are Pre-Med?

My answer is “because I love the field of Psychology, and I am passionate about it.” I find so many people majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry just because it would be easy for them. Forgot easy guys; major in something you love. Continue reading “Non-Science Majors and Pre-Med, and Why I Chose Psychology”