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WagnerWolf.com: Celebrate SMALL BUSINESS Week!!

May 4-8 is Small Business Week, and guess who is a small business?? Wagner Wolf!

We have published 5 books thus far, and it is very satisfying to help authors’ dreams come true! During this week, please check out our wonderful offerings, and pick out your favorites to support! All of our books are well priced, and we even offer more services on our website…

Go to http://www.WagnerWolf.com and purchase your favorite books. Tell some friends who love reading and learning. Put yourself ahead of the game with our great products and services. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter!! 🙂

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WagnerWolf.com: Time For Alma Mater #3!!

How many alma maters can a girl have?? Well let’s find out what institution I trained at after medical school…

In July 2006, I began my intern year at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Pronounced MAY-oh (like mayonnaise), it’s an impressive place filled with outstanding doctors who provide excellent care to patients that come from all over the world to be treated. I also did some residency training in anesthesiology at Mayo – good people, good times, great training!!

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minnesota. It is the first and largestintegrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world, employing more than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff.[1][2] The practice specializes in treating difficult cases through tertiary care. It spends over $500 million a year on research.

Dr. William Worrall Mayo settled his family in Rochester in 1864 and opened a medical practice that evolved under his sons into Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1[3] on the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report List of “Best Hospitals”, and has been near the top for more than 20 years.[4] It is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier medical practices.[citation needed] The practice is distinguished by integrated care. It has been on the list of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” published by Fortune magazine for eight years in a row.

Mayo Clinic has a large presence in three U.S. metropolitan areas: Rochester (Minnesota), Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix (Arizona). The Clinic employs more than 32,000 people at the main campus in Rochester, Minnesota and the Arizona and Florida sites employ approximately 5,000 persons at each site.[2] In addition, the Mayo Clinic owns and operates the Mayo Clinic Health System, which consists of more than 70 hospitals and clinics across Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Georgia with an employment of 14,000 persons. Mayo Clinic also operates several colleges of medicine, including Mayo Medical School, the Mayo Graduate School, and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo School of Health Sciences.

As is evidenced by the Mayo Clinic logo, the institution has a three part focus. First and primary to the organization is the patient care practice, represented by the central shield. This is in accordance with the primary statement of the organization that “the needs of the patient come first.” The other two shields represent the areas of education and research, two areas of Mayo Clinic which have become more prominent over time.

And now you know…What institutions are you hoping to train at? Need some guidance getting there? Pick up So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? and we’ll show you what success in the medical professions looks like…WagnerWolf.com

WagnerWolf.com: Alma Mater #2!!

So we did Hopkins week, now, let’s discuss the second school of my training, New Jersey Medical School in Newark NJ!! I had the best time there, learned a lot, met great people, and started my lifelong dream of becoming a DOCTOR!! Here are some facts on NJMS…(from Wikipedia)

New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is a graduate medical school of Rutgers University that is part of the division of Biomedical and Health Sciences. NJMS is the oldest school of medicine in New Jersey. The school of medicine was founded in 1954 as the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry, established under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, in Jersey City, New Jersey. On August 6, 1954, the College was incorporated as a legal entity separate from Seton Hall University, but with an interlocking Board of Trustees. The first class of 80 students was admitted to the four-year MD program in September 1956, becoming only the sixth medical school in the New York City metropolitan area. In 1965, the institution was acquired by the State of New Jersey, renamed the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (NJCMD), and relocated to Newark, New Jersey. With the passing of the Medical and Dental Education Act of 1970, signed into law by Governor William T. Cahill on June 16, the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (CMDNJ) was created, merging NJCMD with the two-year medical school established at Rutgers University in 1961, under a single board of trustees.

With the creation of the CMDNJ, the medical school adopted its title the New Jersey Medical School. In 1981, legislation signed on December 10 by Governor Byrne established CMDNJ as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). NJMS served as one of five regional campuses that constitute the UMDNJ health science institution. On June 28th, 2012 the New Jersey state legislature passed a bill that dissolved the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and merged most of its schools including New Jersey Medical School with Rutgers University forming a new Rutgers Division of Biomedical and Health Sciences effective July 1st, 2013. With a cohesive student body, each class consisting of approximately 170 students, NJMS is experiencing impressive growth on a number of fronts. Robert L. Johnson is the current Dean.

WagnerWolf.com: The Tax Man Cometh…

Just met with Wagner Wolf’s tax guy, so now i’m thinking about taxation in the United States…

From Wikipedia:

A tax (from the Latin taxo; “rate”) is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state to fund various public expenditures. A failure to pay, or evasion of or resistance to taxation, is usually punishable by law. Taxes are also imposed by many administrative divisions. Taxes consist of direct or indirect taxes and may be paid in money or as its labor equivalent. Few countries impose no taxation at all, such as the United Arab Emirates.

Money provided by taxation has been used by states and their functional equivalents throughout history to carry out many functions. Some of these include expenditures on war, the enforcement of law and public order, protection of property, economic infrastructure (roads, legal tender, enforcement of contracts, etc.), public works, social engineering, subsidies, and the operation of government itself. A portion of taxes also go to pay off the state’s debt and the interest this debt accumulates. Governments also use taxes to fund welfare and public services. These services can include education systems, health care systems, pensions for the elderly, unemployment benefits, and public transportation.Energy, water and waste management systems are also common public utilities. Colonial and modernizing states have also used cash taxes to draw or force reluctant subsistence producers into cash economies.

What do you think of taxation? I know it’s a pain, but don’t you like having schools to attend? Roads to drive on? People to fight wars for you? True, our govt officials can do better with our tax money, but I havent heard of any better alternatives out there. What’s your take? Are you ready for April 15, when the Tax Man is coming for you??

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WagnerWolf.com: Hopkins Week Continues…

All week we’ve been talking about The Johns Hopkins University (undergrad and grad facts). Check out our Twitter page (@PreMedAdvice) for the scoop, including what Woodrow Wilson and Albert Einstein have to do with JHU…

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WagnerWolf.com: MEDICAL MONDAYS – Hopkins Edition

Let’s learn some facts about my alma mater:

The Johns Hopkins University Fun Facts

“ The public is sensitive to little things, and they wouldn’t have full confidence in a college that didn’t know how to spell ‘John.’” -Mark Twain
Why the extra S? Johns Hopkins’ given name was the maiden name of his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns.

Johns Hopkins’ formal education ended when he was 12, after his devout Quaker parents freed their slaves and put Johns and his brothers to work in the fields in 1807. When he was a young merchant, Johns temporarily fell out of favor with the Quakers because he and his brothers sold whiskey, which was known as “Hopkins Best.”

The university’s Peabody Institute, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007, was the first academy of music established in America.

Johns Hopkins University was the first research university established in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, there were undergraduate students from the time the university opened on October 3, 1876. The first doctorates were awarded in 1878 and the first bachelors in 1879.

The Johns Hopkins University Press, founded in 1878, is the oldest continuously-operating university press in the United States.

In 1879, an important commercial discovery emerged from the laboratory of Ira Remsen, the university’s first chemistry professor and second president. While working under Remsen’s direction, post-doctoral fellow, Constantine Fahlberg, discovered saccharin and later made a fortune with the commercial development of the new sweetener. Incidentally, Remsen’s ashes are interred behind a plaque in the campus chemistry building bearing his name.

 

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WagnerWolf.com: Wellness Wednesdays – Are You STRESSED??

What do most pre-meds, medical students, and doctors have in common?? Could be debt. Could be a penchant for self-punishment. But what I’m talking about is STRESS!! Learning impossible amounts of information about the human body, maneuvering your way into the academic programs of your dreams, figuring out how to care for all kinds of patients, AND still having time for yourself and your loved ones. Sounds like a stressful situation waiting to happen… This may sound unavoidable, but here are some signs and symptoms of a stressed person:

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Apathy, loss of interest in work
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Muscle tension or headaches
  • Social withdrawal
  • Coping with alcohol or drugs
  • Digestive problems

And don’t forget about “Compassion Fatigue”, where because they care so deeply about their patients, health care professionals and caregivers who listen to stories of fear, pain, and suffering can find themselves empathetically experiencing similar emotions.

Here are some helpful tips to keep stress under control in your life (courtesy of http://blog.bayada.com/cares/bid/359499/Reducing-Stress-Tips-for-Health-Care-Professionals-and-Caregivers )

10 Tips for Reducing Stress:

  1. Don’t Pull the Trigger on Stress. The very first step in taking control of your stress is to recognize your personal triggers, helping you to avoid a stress response altogether.
  2. Manage your work-life balance.Make time for interests you enjoy outside of your job.  Whether they are active, like playing a sport, or quiet, like reading, it’s important to engage in activities you find enjoyable, relaxing, or fulfilling.
  3. Take care of you.Don’t underestimate how much your physical condition affects how well you handle stress. Develop healthy habits like regular exercise, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and minimal or no alcohol and tobacco use.
  4. Manage your time.There are few things that add more stress than running late. Plan ahead. Leave earlier. Do whatever it takes so you’re not always feeling like you’re playing “Beat the Clock.”
  5. Get and stay organized.Do you often find yourself searching for something you misplaced, forgetting appointments, or accomplishing less than you intended? Organization will help you overcome these issues, allowing you to be more efficient and productive – and less stressed.
  6. Resist perfectionism.Life isn’t perfect, so don’t try to be. If you feel you can do things better, then work on improvement, not perfection.
  7. Adopt a positive attitude.Experts at the Mayo Clinic say that positive self-talk will improve your outlook, and when your state of mind is generally optimistic, you’re able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way.
  8. Talk it over with a trusted listener.Talking over a problem with someone who is both supportive and empathetic can be a great way to let off steam and relieve stress. But keep it productive – don’t get caught up with just complaining and gossiping.
  9. Ask for help.Talk to your supervisor and let him know what’s bothering you and work together to develop a plan to relieve some of your stressors.
  10. Take a time-out.Sometimes all you need is a few minutes to disconnect from your environment to prevent your stress level from topping out. If possible, step away and do some deep breathing exercises or take a short walk.  And don’t forget that a little humor does wonders to diffuse a stressful situation.

Don’t let stress run your life! You gotta enjoy experiences and do the work you love. And speaking of love, I guarantee that you’ll LOVE Wagner Wolf’s books, products, and services! Hop on over to www.WagnerWolf.com, order a book or 5, and watch the miracles happen in your life! Happy reading, but don’t stress!!

WagnerWolf.com: Medical Mondays – THE MATCH!!

Every year, medical students gather on the same day & at the same time to learn their fate. On ‘Match Day’, students who are pursuing residency training positions (which is most students) receive an envelope that tells them which residency program they matched into. It’s not like other applications, where you apply to a bunch, get accepted by a bunch, then choose where to go. Here, you apply and interview, but then wait until Match Day to find out which program is your match, and where you’ll go for the next stage of your training. Every school does it a little differently, but It’s exciting, and it brings you one step closer to graduation!!!

MATCH DAY FACTS (from Univ of Maryland)

    • In the annual ceremony known as “Match Day,” graduating medical students around the country  discover where they will begin their careers as doctors.
    • During the emotionally charged, suspense-filled ceremony, students are handed an envelope revealing which residency program has accepted them.
    • The ritual takes place at the same time on the same day for all graduating U.S. medical students.
    • At the same moment, the students learn the location for the next phase of their training.
    • The annual “Match” is conducted by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) – a computerized system that matches the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs at U.S. teaching hospitals.
    • The NRMP is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education throughout the United States.
  • Each year approximately 16,000 U.S. medical school seniors compete for residency positions in the United States.
  • Students are called in random order, heightening the suspense. After receiving a match letter, each student drops a donation into a bag, and the money is given to the last person to receive his/her letter, who often uses it to fund a post-Match bash.

Here’s a video from MY alma mater, NJMS, and their 2012 Match Day festivities…

WagnerWolf.com: Wellness Wednesdays 2

I love these human body facts! Here go some more…What are your favorite ones??

Hair and Nails

While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. The next time you’re heading in for a haircut or manicure, think of these facts.

  1. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. If you’ve ever had a covering of stubble on your face as you’re clocking out at 5 o’clock you’re probably pretty familiar with this. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale.
  2. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. Unless you’re already bald, chances are good that you’re shedding pretty heavily on a daily basis. Your hair loss will vary in accordance with the season, pregnancy, illness, diet and age.
  3. Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. While it might sound strange, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that men’s hair should be coarser than that of women. Hair diameter also varies on average between races, making hair plugs on some men look especially obvious.
  4. One human hair can support 3.5 ounces. That’s about the weight of two full size candy bars, and with hundreds of thousands of hairs on the human head, makes the tale of Rapunzel much more plausible.
  5. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. And the nail on the middle finger of your dominant hand will grow the fastest of all. Why is not entirely known, but nail growth is related to the length of the finger, with the longest fingers growing nails the fastest and shortest the slowest.
  6. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. Humans are not quite the naked apes that we’re made out to be. We have lots of hair, but on most of us it’s not obvious as a majority of the hairs are too fine or light to be seen.
  7. Blondes have more hair. They’re said to have more fun, and they definitely have more hair. Hair color determines how dense the hair on your head is. The average human has 100,000 hair follicles, each of which is capable of producing 20 individual hairs during a person’s lifetime. Blondes average 146,000 follicles while people with black hair tend to have about 110,000 follicles. Those with brown hair fit the average with 100,000 follicles and redheads have the least dense hair, with about 86,000 follicles.
  8. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails. If you notice that you’re trimming your fingernails much more frequently than your toenails you’re not just imagining it. The nails that get the most exposure and are used most frequently grow the fastest. On average, nails on both the toes and fingers grow about one-tenth of an inch each month.
  9. The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. While you quite a few hairs each day, your hairs actually have a pretty long life providing they aren’t subject to any trauma. Your hairs will likely get to see several different haircuts, styles, and even possibly decades before they fall out on their own.
  10. You must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone. You lose hundreds of hairs a day but you’ll have to lose a lot more before you or anyone else will notice. Half of the hairs on your pretty little head will have to disappear before your impending baldness will become obvious to all those around you.

WagnerWolf.com: Welcome to WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS!!

Hello! Wagner Wolf is back from a short domestic trip, and we’re introducing Wellness Wednesdays!! Every week, we will present interesting facts about the human body and how to keep it running optimally…

So here we go – Wellness Wednesday #1

  • The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.It isn’t entirely clear to scientists why this is the case, but if you are opposed to having nightmares you might want to keep yourself a little toastier at night.
  • Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria. This is to your advantage, as the mucus that lines your nose and throat, as well as the tears that wet your eyes are helping to prevent bacteria from infecting those areas and making you sick.
  • Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. If you’ve seen the Matrix you are aware of the energy potentially generated by the human body. Our bodies expend a large amount of calories keeping us at a steady 98.6 degrees, enough to boil water or even cook pasta.
  • Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t. The chemicals and hormones released when you are afraid could be having unseen effects on your body in the form of earwax. Studies have suggested that fear causes the ears to produce more of the sticky substance, though the reasons are not yet clear.
  • It is not possible to tickle yourself. Even the most ticklish among us do not have the ability to tickle ourselves. The reason behind this is that your brain predicts the tickle from information it already has, like how your fingers are moving. Because it knows and can feel where the tickle is coming from, your brain doesn’t respond in the same way as it would if someone else was doing the tickling.

Fascinating!

Info from http://www.lifediscoverywellness.com/interesting-facts.html

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