1. She has slept for 3 hours in the last 48. 2. On his first day of residency, a vindictive doctor sent him on an errand to a nonexistent department just to watch him suffer. On many days after, the same doctor called him an idiot in the operating room. 3. He had to pronounce three people dead in a week; the gentleman with the poker tricks, the stillborn baby, the 17-year- old with alcoholic liver failure who wrote poetry. There was no counseling afterward and no place to process his grief. Later, he … Continue reading 13 reasons why a young doctor will commit suicide this week
One of the interesting things about the medical field is how frequently doctors have to come up with a term to describe a previously unknown phenomenon. Continue reading The Crippling Case of Cyberchondria
Right after actress Carrie Fisher died of cardiac causes in Los Angeles, the news tickers and celebrity gossips sites crackled again. Continue reading Debbie Reynolds’ death was another missed opportunity for the media to talk about strokes
Now that half the country is able to legally smoke marijuana to treat their ailments, does that mean it’s time for you to finally consider it yourself? A hard look at the actual evidence for marijuana as a viable medical treatment for epilepsy and other diseases. Continue reading Could Marijuana Help Our Health in 2017?
With computers and iPhones managing every detail of our daily lives, eliminating Rolodexes, paper maps, letters, and CD players, the lack of technology in some aspects of health care is puzzling. Continue reading Tech companies want to change how we check in at the doctor’s office
The era of personal genomics has arrived. Patients are walking into our offices armed with the passwords to their 23andMe results, and they expect us to help them make sense of it all. Continue reading SNP Secrets: Five Genes Every Clinician Should Know
It is 1804. A physician peers over the rims of his spectacles at his patient. She says, “Doctor, I don’t want to die. Please tell me what to do.” He replies, “Mrs. Smith, we will treat your illness with these leeches, which will cleanse your blood of the disease. Continue reading Towards Defining Paternalism in Medicine