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Can a medical student get an expedited certification as a paramedic?

Medical students, as future doctors, are in a rather unique position to support themselves in a part-time job in the medical field that provides a decent amount of on-call study time while also ...
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How accurate is nutrition information on supplement tablets in the the UK?

What is the legally required accuracy of nutrition information (ie. mass of vitamins and minerals) on food and tablet packaging in the UK?
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How to publish a new orthodontic technique/device? [closed]

I am not an orthodontist but a physicist. But while discussing a certain orthodontic technique with an experienced board-certified orthodontist (who graduated and practice in the US), it became ...
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Can unpaid/unlicensed college interns edit medical charts in California?

I recently took an unpaid internship at a pain management clinic who is asking me to edit SOAP notes and patients' charts. Is it legal for me to even touch this information without even having been ...
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Is it legal for my school to not have nutrition facts?

At my Connecticut school, at went up to the lunch lady and asked her for the nutrition facts. They did not have them. I found a few of the nutrition facts online on the school website, but many ...
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Existence of injection administering certification?

Is there a legal training, certification, or license that allows one to legally inject substances/medications into others? Is it illegal to inject others or aid in injecting others without such ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY? [closed]

I am having an issue with a medical bill for a basic splint I got for a broken elbow. I am being charged $341.79 for a visit that literally consisted of about 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor followed ...
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How do hospitals know who is family?

When a person is hospitalized, family members are legally allowed certain rights, especially if the hospitalized individual is unable to make his or her own medical decisions. But how does the ...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

I've heard there's a HIPAA exception where health care providers can share information without the patient's consent for the purposes of treatment. Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share ...
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Why bone marrow patient and donor cannot meet?

There's a common policy that bone marrow patient and donor aren't allowed to meet or reveal their identities. In some countries they can't meet for a year of two after the transplant. In some others -...
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Has something changed making it harder to get 90 day supplies of routine meds?

When a doctor writes a prescription for 1 per day with a quantity of 30 with 2 refills, I have never heard of anyone having a problem getting 90 days of the medication at once. That's 30 days for the ...
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What can the variability of strength be between different brands of supposedly identical medications?

I remember reading that medications are within allowable specs if the contain +/- 30% of the labelled strength. I can't find the source of that information in order to check its validity. If that is ...