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Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery | Medical Blog

"Was the delay in deciding to open influenced by the presence of an audience of 100 surgeons expecting to see a laparoscopic liver resection?"

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line-people-waiting

A Radical Step: The ‘Bump List’ | Medical Blog

“Our proposal is to create a ‘bump list’ made up of patients who call up seeking a same- or next-day appointment. We have decided to try something

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mirror

The Doctor in the Mirror | Medical Blog

“Many people see doctors and see arrogance or greed. Others see caring souls. The doctor in the mirror sees a broken soul and carries much suffering.” –

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waiting-room-empty-chairs

Coping With the No-Shows | Medical Blog

5,941. Are you kidding me? Disturbed by a rising no-show rate in our residents’ practices, we ran the numbers the other day. Looking back over the past

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pills-medication-medicine-bottle

The Opioid Epidemic: What Was the Joint Commission’s Role? | Medical Blog

"This set the tone for clinicians—patients are always to be trusted to report pain accurately."

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Hands-Tied

10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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Should Doctors Wear White Coats? The Debate Continues | Medical Blog

An infectious disease fellow at the Harvard Medical School is convinced that white coats are covered in bacteria and cause infections. But in a post on a

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phone-operator-keyboard

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Coming soon! Your government presents… | Medical Blog

The United States Government Healthcare Appointment line! SCENE; JUST A SHORT TIME INTO THE FUTURE OPERATOR:   RECORDED VOICE: United States Health Care appointment line. You must first find

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turf-wars

Caribbean invasion: Medical school turf wars | Medical Blog

"Medical school tuition has outpaced inflation by 6 times. I agree with the chancellor. I don’t think human illness is a commodity to be sold in the marketplace."

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liposuction-lipo-surgery

Lipo Blunders, Yet a 4-Star Doc Rating | Medical Blog

“My specialty that I love to do is the Brazilian butt lift. I'm known to be very aggressive when it comes to liposuction.” - Dr. Omulepu

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kids-children

Child Abuse Awareness Month: Fighting the Monster Under the Bed | Medical Blog

"As healthcare professionals we are bound by duty to report suspected cases and help these kids. But even the medical community often fails in this regard."

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crime-scene-investigation

Healthcare CSI: Our Patients the Victims | Medical Blog

The crime scene is the US healthcare system scattered in clinics, private practices, and hospitals throughout the country. The system lies in tatters on the ground with

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curbside-consult-doctor-talking

Liability FAQs: “Curbside consult—an established physician-patient relationship?” | Medical Blog

Dr. MedLaw answers pressing questions about when someone legally becomes a physician's patient.

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A New View Debates Antibiotics for Appendicitis | Medical Blog

Here’s what Jane E. Brody, New York Times Personal Health columnist, had to say about surgeons who think appendicitis should be treated with an operation. “This is

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EMR

EMR notes: Copy and paste, done in haste, what a waste | Medical Blog

"It doesn’t matter what is written in a chart unless something goes wrong."

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marine-army

Semper Fidelis, Again | Medical Blog

When he was 23 years old, he’d wanted to die. It was 2005. He was a Marine, a Corporal, and was lying alone in a hospital bed

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gavel-malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Documenting 101 | Medical Blog

"Documentation is a perfect example of the Goldilocks Rule: There can be too much or too little, but then there is the amount that is just right."

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pills-tv-fad

Fad Medicine: What Have Your Patients Tried? | Medical Blog

"Science is well researched, yet, it often seems patients rather take their medical advice from celebrities than the medical experts."

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AHA2015-Feature

Florida teen impersonates a doctor…again | Medical Blog

"The lad isn't merely a PhD. He says he has a Psy D, an MD, and the following degrees: HHP-C and AMP-C. Both Google and I don't know what those two stand for."

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curmudgeon

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Patient Entitlementiasis with Insurance | Medical Blog

"I do remember my parents having insurance and I remember them paying what the insurance did not cover. It was so simple then."

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