Tag Archives: interest-medicine

  1. What Does “Burnout” Mean?

    by Ashley Austrew Most of us are familiar with the concept of being burned out. It’s that feeling you get when you’re stressed, overwhelmed, and simply don’t have any more energy to devote to a given task, activity … or career. Traditionally, the word burnout has been used more as a self-diagnosis or casual expression rather than treated as a medical syndrome or mental health …

  2. 10 Types Of “Ologists” You Ought To Know Right Now

  3. What Are Antibodies, And Do They Kill Viruses?

    Terms and concepts to understand coronavirus antibody testing by John Kelly, Senior Research Editor at Dictionary.com Testing continues to be a major story—and concern—amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes diagnostic testing to determine if one is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. It also includes serological tests to determine if a person has antibodies that can signal immunity to COVID-19. But what does serological …

  4. “M.D.” vs. “Ph.D.” vs. “Dr.”: Are They Synonyms?

    Quick: when you hear the word doctor, what do you picture? Most would probably describe someone in a white lab coat with a stethoscope hanging around their neck or someone in medical scrubs—someone you would seek out if you have a deep cut that needed stitches. That word doctor, however, is a title assigned to many who don’t come close to that description, many of …

  5. Where Did The Term “Hypochondriac” Come From?

    It wasn’t until the 19th century that hypochondriac described someone who suffered “illness without a specific cause.”  So what did it originally mean?