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Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?

This is generally a simple answer in most situations. Fortunately for you, this answer is short but does require some contextual qualification. The health of your teeth and mouth is still a vital part of your overall well-being, and your well-being is paramount even more when you are pregnant and caring for a little one. So what we should do, as a public service, is address this question in various contexts. We can say that in general, however, the answer to the question is yes, with caveats. Scheduled Cleaning: Do I Cancel? If you are pregnant and you have a regularly-scheduled cleaning ...
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How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising

The road toward medical school is long and winding, with pre-medical coursework, volunteer opportunities, the dreaded MCAT, and a host of other activities and experiences that ultimately make your application unique. With so many moving parts, it is important to use your time with your school’s pre-health or pre-medical advisor wisely in order to maximize your chances of successful matriculation into medical school. Here are four tips to help you maximize your pre-medical advising:   1. Meet early and often Students occasionally make the mistake of not contacting their pre-medical advi...
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Compare Childcare Costs in Your State

A nanny will cost anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour depending on their expertise and where you live. Au pairs, or live in nannies from another country, average out to be $7.85 an hour for the 45 hours they work a week. Daycares can be comparable in price to getting an au pair, depending on the location and number of children.The main difference in cost between an au pair and daycare is a larger bulk of the childcare costs comes at the beginning of the year to two-year stay with the family. Compare childcare costs in your area with Go Au Pair’s interactive map of average childcare...
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5 Tricks for Doctor Moms to Get Some Time for Themselves

Between your long hospital shifts, 2 year old throwing tantrums, dinner, cleaning house, 5 year old with another cold, phone calls, dishes, grocery shopping, bills, emails, studying for the boards, house repairs… when does the list ever end? There has to be a way to schedule in a little time for self.  For me for the past six years of trying to keep up with work and my young kids - I’ve decided there is no personal time unless you make it happen. Every mom needs a break from "the crazy" only children can create, but MD moms – they need sanity and personal time even more. Their sacrifice ...
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Medical School Application

Many hopeful physicians are aware of the most glaring errors that they can make on a medical school application. Common wisdom stipulates a thorough grammar and spelling check, as well as close attention when inputting class grades and MCAT scores. What some individuals do not realize, however, is that medical school applications can be adversely affected by other mistakes too. Here are three errors to avoid as you craft your medical school application: 1. Over-emphasizing your involvement in a specific activity In an effort to demonstrate how committed and well rounded they are, some...

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