Medical doctors usually begin their education by completing 4 years
of college and receiving a bachelor's degree (baccalaureate) at an accredited
college or university. They then attend 4 or more years of medical school.
During medical school, students take classes in the cause, treatment, and
prevention of diseases. Medical students learn how to assess a patient for a
disease, plan and implement treatment, and evaluate the outcome of their
intervention. After completing medical school, students earn the degree of
medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO).
Most medical doctors then complete at least 3 years of a specialty
training program (residency), which allows them to gain further experience in a
specialty area under the supervision of doctors already experienced in that
specialty. Following their residency, medical doctors may begin their own
medical practice or continue their training in a subspecialty.
Eating well is an essential part of a healthy life, and the older you get, the more important it becomes to make good food choices. It helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up. Here's a quick guide to the types of healthy foods that should always be on your shopping list.
Fruits and vegetables. Look for the most colorful produce, says Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, a research assistant professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. "The darker the red,...