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What was ancient Egyptian medicine like?
Ancient Egyptian documents are probably the earliest records of healthcare practice. The ancient Egyptians knew something about the human body and they sought healing through both herbal medicine and incantations. They also practiced basic surgery. Both male and female doctors were important. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

What is medicine?
Medicine is not just about doctors and nurses but covers a wide range of specialties and qualifications. Find out more about some of the many fields involved in medicine. (Medical News Today)

What is ancient Greek medicine?
Ancient Greek doctors included Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” How did the Greeks practice medicine, and how does this relate to health in our times? Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Ancient Roman medicine
During the Roman Empire, health standards improved due to an understanding of the importance of public health and the influence of Greek doctors. Learn more about medicine during this period here. (Medical News Today)

Why was medieval Islamic medicine important?
Medicine was important in the medieval Islamic world. Doctors and scholars wrote extensively on the topic and made significant discoveries about medicine and healing. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What was medieval and Renaissance medicine?
The Greeks and Romans made important medical discoveries and Islamic scholars in the Middle East were building on these. But, from the Dark Ages on, Europe saw little progress in medicine until the beginning of the Renaissance, when Plague, herbs, and incantations started to give way to new methods. (Medical News Today)

What is modern medicine?
Medicine has made huge strides in the last 200 years. Antibiotics, antiseptic, and vaccines are relatively recent inventions, and yet scientists are now able to create new tissue from just cells. Read our overview of some of the significant changes in medicine since the 18th century. (Medical News Today)

What was medicine like in prehistoric times?
What was medicine like before people could read and write? Who tended to the sick, and what did they do to help? From herbs to trepanning, find out more about the ancient healing arts. (Medical News Today)

Physicians: Five extraordinary hobbies to keep burnout at bay
For physicians, the risk of burnout is at an all time high. Find out how five doctors' hobbies help them to keep burnout at arm's length. (Medical News Today)

Work-life balance for physicians: The what, the why, and the how
Can physicians pack even more into their already busy schedules? Find out how experienced doctors find work-life balance: it's all about the individual. (Medical News Today)

How can doctors share bad news with patients?
Research shows that physicians are sometimes reluctant to have difficult conversations with their patients. Experienced physicians share their tips. (Medical News Today)

Working abroad as a doctor: What to know before you go
Does experiencing a new culture sound enticing? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but working abroad is not for everyone. Find out if it is for you. (Medical News Today)

Did I understand you correctly, doc?
Chronic disease patients are often unaware of their potential health complications. How can doctors ensure that their patients know and understand these? (Medical News Today)

Physician burnout: Running on an empty tank
The demands of modern medical practice leave physicians vulnerable to burnout. What are the early signs of burnout? And what intervention strategies work? (Medical News Today)

Three things you need to know when your patient is a doctor
Providing medical care for fellow physicians can be challenging. We bring you tips on how to navigate this situation, with clear communication being key. (Medical News Today)

Doctors: No mentor yet? Are you missing out?
Mentoring in medicine has taken a dive due to the high-pressure environment faced by doctors. Learn how to find a good mentor to help your career. (Medical News Today)

Physicians: Can social media make or break your career?
Avoid the pitfalls of common social media mistakes. We show you how to make the most of social media and which guidelines to follow. (Medical News Today)

Three things I wish I'd known: Looking back at residency life
What do young doctors wish they had known before starting residency, the notoriously tough specialty training? One plastic surgeon shares his experience. (Medical News Today)

Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?
A quarter of physicians in the U.S. are immigrants. Many hold a visa requiring them to work in underserved areas, making them essential to U.S. healthcare. (Medical News Today)

Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig
Burnout rates in medicine are at a record high. Find out how some doctors are finding work-life balance by having a second career in addition to medicine. (Medical News Today)

Success as a female doctor: What is the recipe?
Find out what doctors at different career stages told us about their definition of success and what the biggest threats to their success are. (Medical News Today)

The top five social media tools for physicians
Using social media allows doctors to connect with colleagues and patients. We show you which platforms are best and how to get started. (Medical News Today)

Personal branding for doctors: Being yourself can enhance your practice
Make the most of how others perceive you by consciously defining and actively managing your brand. Find out how to get started in this article. (Medical News Today)

A day in the life of a general practitioner
A GP’s role is bewilderingly diverse: from newborn to grandparent, and from alopecia to zygomycosis. In this article, we walk a mile in one GP's shoes. (Medical News Today)

Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one
In this article, we check out how a book discussion on Twitter can allow people from all over the globe to connect - and it's not just for doctors. (Medical News Today)

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