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Dr. Doe’s Pelvic Exam

Dr. Doe’s Pelvic Exam

Today I’m getting a pelvic exam. Doctor Blake gave us permission to film the whole thing so that you know how to prepare, what to expect, and when to come back. In 2014 the American College of Physicians determined that annual, once-a-year pelvic exams we’re doing more harm than good.

Can Appendicitis Be Treated With Antibiotics Rather Than Surgery?

Can Appendicitis Be Treated With Antibiotics Rather Than Surgery?

During the Cold War, if a sailor on an American nuclear submarine developed appendicitis, the submarine couldn’t just resurface for an appendectomy. Instead the sailor was usually given a non-surgical treatment: antibiotics. Once the submarine was able to resurface, the sailor received surgery if needed. In most cases, the appendicitis