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Weighing the Pros and Cons: Should Chemotherapy be Given to Elderly Patients?

August 16, 2017 – 4:18 PM |

There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

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Weighing the Pros and Cons: Should Chemotherapy be Given to Elderly Patients?

August 16, 2017 – 4:18 PM |

is_151113_chemotherapy_elderly_cancer_800x600There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, elderly patients are quickly becoming the most imperious mass due to their controversial stance in chemotherapy. It is essential to consider alterations and adverse effects while providing treatment to these patients, as they experience many physiological changes while going through chemotherapeutic treatment. Read the full story »

How to Work Your Way to Self-made Professional Success: Start a Business Today!

August 14, 2017 – 2:02 AM |

In this modern day and age, just about anyone can find success for themselves. Lack of post-secondary education or not belonging to an influential family are no longer things that hold you back from leading …

Adolescent Mental Health: An Overlooked and Forgotten Issue

August 6, 2017 – 9:16 PM |

In our society, mental health is often overlooked instead of being taken seriously, and when it comes to adolescents, the situation is even worse. The very idea that adolescents could be mentally ill is still …

No Honor in Killing – Standing up to Violence against Women in Pakistan

July 30, 2017 – 1:03 PM |

A society is said to be ideal when men and women have equal rights. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, we are living in a society where the rights of women are violated every day. If we take …

Teenage Pregnancy: Understanding the Risks and How to Control Them

July 20, 2017 – 10:33 PM |

Teenage pregnancy refers to an adolescent girl becoming pregnant between the ages of 13 and 19 years, or before she becomes an adult. The point that matters here is — at what period are young …

The Distance between Doctors and Psychiatric Patients: A Subtle Form of Discrimination against the Mentally Ill?

July 20, 2017 – 9:11 PM |

If we consider the word “reject”, it means to not give someone the attention, love and care they want and expect. It also means to keep a distance and refuse to give sufficient care. Normally …

Assertiveness in Healthcare – Standing up to Authority, For All the Right Reasons

July 20, 2017 – 8:44 PM |

Clinics are a key learning medium for medical and nursing students. As a nursing student in my third year clinical rotation at a maternity center, I encounter many clients daily, some of whom are faced …

Persecutory Delusions: A Clinical Study and Related Therapy

July 19, 2017 – 7:49 PM |

Garety (2014) defined persecutory delusions to be a central psychotic experience at the extreme continuum of paranoia. To clarify, Freeman (2016) expanded that they may be considered false, firm threat beliefs that are usually developed …

Let’s Check in with Your Mental and Physical Health!

July 17, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to just check in with ourselves. We can get so utterly caught up in our day-to-day lives that we may lose sight of how we feel …

A Day in the Life of a Third Year Medical Student

July 15, 2017 – 7:15 AM |

I still remember the days when getting into a reputable medical school seemed to me a far-fetched dream only; passing A-level with flying colors, acing the aptitude test and building up the resolve to reach …

Stomp Out the Stigma — Speak About Depression

June 14, 2017 – 7:27 PM | One Comment

7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

Heart Failure: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and How to Beat It

June 12, 2017 – 4:22 PM |

Heart failure is growing public health issue due to its substantial contribution to morbidity and mortality and its current status as the leading cause of hospitalization (Del Gobbo et al, 2015). According to the American …

Staying Connected: Latest Innovations in Medical Technology for Seniors

May 21, 2017 – 7:24 PM |

Technology has been developing at a breakneck speed in recent years, and fortunately, it hasn’t left seniors behind. In fact, it’s been coming up with some amazing new gadgets designed to help seniors live more …

Helping New Mothers Bust the Stress of Pregnancy: A Nursing Initiative

May 10, 2017 – 6:46 PM |

On our first day of clinical rotations, we visited a community, and our teacher asked us to select a family. My friend and I knocked on the door of a house, and soon a female …