Sunday, April 3, 2016

top three [04.03.2016]

who knew that my most worn piece of jewelry would be an $8 necklace from F21?

  • There are two types of twins: identical (one egg + one sperm that split into two embryos) and fraternal (two eggs fertilized by two sperm). Heteropaternal superfecundation is when two eggs are fertilized by sperm from two different men...which means a pair of twins from one mother are from two different fathers. There are only 10 reported cases in the world!
  • Endometriosis is when uterine tissues grows outside of the uterus. It typically affects structures below the diaphragm, like the ovaries, intestines, and bladder. Rarely, it can be found above the diaphragm. Catamenial pneumothorax is when a lung collapses due to the bleeding of endometriosis in lung pleura. 
  • 75% of human brain development occurs after birth because if the brain was any larger, the skull would be too big to fit through the birth canal. 

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ask me anything
  • I recently read that medical schools do a poor job of educating future doctors on preventive health care, that is, good nutrition and physical activity. What are your thoughts? Do you think you've been adequately prepared for advising patients on how to stay healthy? 
    • I would probably agree with that. While we took a nutrition course during our pre-clinical years, and we are taught that the first line treatment for many chronic conditions is proper exercise and dieting, I don't think we aren't taught the skills to fully educate our patients on nutrition and exercise as well as we are taught the pharmacology and guidelines for medications. Luckily, there are professionals like nutritionists and dietitians who have a lot more education and experience that we can direct patients to. I personally would love to be able to have those discussions with my own future patients.
  • This may be a strange question. I really like the combo of narrow/skinny jeans or ponte pants with cute blouses that you often wear. When trying to replicate it, though, I struggle with the choice of underwear to go with it. Either panty lines are on show, or I have to wear a really long top that covers my bottom. Would you mind sharing what you do? 
    • I totally know what you are talking about! I like a little more coverage, if you know what I mean, so my go-to are these no-show hiphugger from Victoria's Secret. I have a ton, they don't show through pants (not even leggings!), and give me the coverage I want. 
  • Can you show us/tell us your what your typical weekend schedule is?
    • The best part about third year is that I have a lot less of a weekend schedule than I did during my first two years! Typically on Friday night, CR and I take the night off - we go to dinner, watch a movie, or just binge watch Netflix. On Saturdays, we sleep in, make brunch, and spend the day studying, going to the gym, and maybe getting dinner with friends. Sundays again involves studying, getting our lives in order for the week, and lounging. So really, it's just like anyone else's weekends with some studying thrown in. 
  • ps: this week's Beauty Tuesday will be an AMA for makeup/skincare, so let me know if you have any questions!

on franish

notable sales
  • Anthropologie: extra 25% off clothing sale items
    • I love how this black top is the perfect mix of cute and sexy. It also comes in number sizes rather than S/M/L sizes, which means better fit for all!
    • We're all about spring weather, but how can you say no to this comfy shawled sweater?! 
    • The golden color of this flutter tank is so pretty that even this blondie kinda wants to give it a try.
  • J.Crew: 30% off warm weather items ( + 30% sale items)
  • Loft: 50% off spring items + sale items
    • I love when Lou & Grey items are included in their sales! This "easy shirt" comes in black and white and just looks like the perfectly oversized comfy button up. 
    • You guys know I don't really do a lot of sleeveless items, but the lace details on this top make me reconsider. I love that blush color!
    • While this fringe wrap skirt is too short for me for work, it sure would make a fun weekend skirt to own! I think it could be super versatile. 

  • Well, that finishes my second round of OB for the year (I have one more in May!). This rotation was pretty busy for me, but I feel like I learned a ton as well. Next up: pediatrics! Unfortunately it's all outpatient, but I'm very very excited to spend my day with kids. Now I just need to figure out how to stay healthy for a month around those rugrats :)
  • We had a little movie night last night and watched The Big Short and Concussion. We had our favorite med school couple over, made moscow mules, and made a night of it. 
  • Did it snow where you are too? COME ON, it's April! Not funny.