Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Airbnb’s are allowed to have cameras in “common” areas meaning living rooms, kitchens, etc. The host must mention the use of cameras under the “House Rules” section of the booking page.
There are many cases of people finding cameras within their Airbnb’s. Sometimes, these are mentioned in the booking process, but other times they are not. Be careful when booking an Airbnb and always check for cameras upon entering your room.
2. There is a website that will play you only Spotify songs that no one has ever played before.
Not saying you’ll find gold, but it’s pretty interesting.
3. Manually flexing your foot will stop Charlie horses almost instantly.
When you get a massive Charlie horse (calf cramp) in the middle of the night, grab your toes and pull them upwards towards the rest of your leg. This usually relieves them.
4. Spiders are attracted to humidity, hence why they’re often found in bathrooms – the most humid room in the house. But they’re also attracted to airflow, so if you find a spider you don’t want to deal with, open a window and close the door for an hour or so, it will likely let itself out.
5. In some US states, while under anesthesia, (soon-to-be) physicians are not required to obtain your consent for unnecessary pelvic, best, urogenital, prostate and rectal exams. In most cases, these exams are done only for training purposes.
This article published by the NY Times yesterday explains this in detail. “In 2003, Dr. Silver-Isenstadt was co-author of a study titled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He surveyed 401 students at five Pennsylvania medical schools and found that 90 percent had performed pelvic exams on anesthetized patients.”
The last one about med students is definitely
True. Or at least it was when I was in med school, which was about 20 years ago.
And although it kinda sucks for patients now, I hope it doesn’t change.
Doctors have to learn.
Am a vascular surgeon now. I haven’t thought about female issues since my med school Ob gyn rotation in 2001.
But I was allowed, by a patient, to palpate her ovarian mass on that ob rotation.
In 2019, a woman came to me for varicose veins in her legs. Her symptoms were weird, she never went to doctors. I was the first MD she’d seen in a decade.
I hadn’t done a female exam since 2001, but did one on her. Recognized her cystic ovarian mass right away. All because that one lady allowed me to examine her almost 20 years earlier.