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Need to study Anatomy?

Mar 7 2017


The Big Picture – Gross Anatomy

The format of this book is simple. Each page-spread consists of text on the left-hand page and associated illustrations on the right-hand page. In this way, students are able to grasp the big picture of individual anatomy principles in bite-sized pieces, a concept at a time.

Opioid Withdrawal

Jan 30 2017

opioidAre you up to date on the latest recommendations for opioid withdrawal? Do you need a good evidenced based resource including diagnosis, treatment and guidelines, you can get all that and more in Our Dynamed Plus resource.

Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2016

Nov 28 2016


Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (QMDT) provides practical, expert information on diagnosis and management when you just have a few minutes. It is a single-source reference designed for quick and easy access to the information you need in the clinical setting.

Content is derived from Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (CMDT), the leading medicine textbook for hospital and outpatient settings.

Would you Apologize?

Oct 12 2016

More than half of primary care physicians would not apologize after a medical error, as reported in “BMJ Quality and Safety”.

Differential diagnosis of Zika

Sep 21 2016

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Junqueira’s Basic Histology, 14th edition

Aug 4 2016


New edition, read now on Accessmedicine

For more than three decades, Junqueira’s Basic Histology has been unmatched in its ability to explain the function of cell and tissue structure in the human body. Updated to reflect the latest research in the field, and enhanced with more than 1,000 illustrations, most in full-color, the Fourteenth Edition reflects the most comprehensive and modern approach to understanding medical histology available anywhere. This well-regarded classic is distinguished by chapters focusing on the cytoplasmic and nuclear compartment of the cell, the four basic tissues that form the organs, and each organ system.

Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Jun 24 2016

Alzheimer’s disease is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, following only cardiovascular disease and cancer. This article, published this month, describes a reversal of cognitive decline in a few patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. The therapeutic approach used is programmatic and personalized.

Cancer News

May 12 2016

A mechanism has been identified that causes cancer cells to escape from the immune system, and form tumors. When cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system and form tumors, according to recent research.

The Physicians Committee

Apr 13 2016

The Physicians Committee is making a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.

By signing up for free as a Medical Student, you may get access to a copy of their Good Medicine magazine and also a free book: Nutrition Guide for Clinicians.

Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach

Mar 8 2016

The New Edition of Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach

Understanding Health Policy: The most comprehensive guide to healthcare available and provides everything needed to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues. It helps develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about healthcare in the United States, its problems, and possible solutions.

Expanded coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, including Accountable Care Organizations and their impact, and global issues in health policy.

Read this on AccessMedicine.