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Meet Pediatric Urologist Angela Arlen, MD

Meet Pediatric Urologist Angela Arlen, MD

– I’m one of the pediatric urologists, and we see kids from birth, actually a lot times we’ll do prenatal consults, and kids typically up to age 18. Although, we also now will see kids into their 20s. We certainly see a lot of kids with voiding concerns, urinary tract infection is probably one of […]

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Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Antibiotics are one of humankind’s most amazing discoveries. Ever since that fateful day in 1928 when Scottish physician Alexander Fleming noticed a funny mold growing in one of his petri dishes, antibiotics have been kicking bacterial butt. That famous mold, of course, was producing penicillin, the founding antibiotic superstar, which has since extended the average […]

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Pharmacokinetics – Part 2: Lipophilic and Hydrophilic drugs

Pharmacokinetics – Part 2: Lipophilic and Hydrophilic drugs

Pharmacokinetics: Lipophilic and hydrophilic drugs Most drugs don’t use specialized transport systems of the body but instead diffuse through the cell membrane. To do so, a drug must be sufficiently lipophilic and, therefore, uncharged and nonpolar. It dissolves in nonpolar liquids such as oil according to the “like dissolves like” principle. Therefore, such drugs are […]

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Meet Urologist Marianne Passarelli, MD, MBA

– I take care of women who have problems with urinary tract infections. I take care of people with kidney stones and pelvic health issues. I always try to be very conservative and try not to jump to pharmacologic treatments or medication treatments or surgery, and just try to do a lot of behavioral modification. […]

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How to CHOOSE A SPECIALTY | 6 Steps

How to CHOOSE A SPECIALTY | 6 Steps

In a future doctor’s life, there are few decision as important and nerve-wracking as deciding on a specialty. Everything from your life during medical school, to your life in residency, to your life beyond residency are all dramatically influenced by this singular decision. How much money will you make? How much time will you have […]

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