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The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare

The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare | Medical Blog

Walking the hospital corridors, many of the comments I overhear patients and others speaking about doctors often amazes me. On this day, I took notice to the conversation of two elderly women who were none too happy with doctors, whom they stated only cared about their computers these days and not about their patients.…

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

Just Culture? Just Kidding.

Just Culture? Just Kidding. | Medical Blog

"This admitting fault and taking responsibility wasn’t ‘punitive’ as has been asserted by the Just Culture proponents. The concept of Forgive and Remember was a strong backbone to the process."

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen

Alternative Medicine Docs Confused About Oxygen | Guest Blog

"How about we just take our oxygen the old-fashioned way—normal breaths and never intravenously?"

Journal Publishers’ Exorbitant Profit Margins

Journal Publishers’ Exorbitant Profit Margins | Guest Blog

"Before submitting any paper to an open access journal, authors should be sure they understand the fee structure and check Beall's list of predatory publishers, which has recently been updated and expanded."

Operating on One of Our Own

Operating on One of Our Own | Medical Blog

"It’s inevitable that someone you know will appear in your trauma unit. The rules for family members are clear: hands off and call your back-up. But friends and acquaintances are not covered by any rules."

The Cult of Dr. Oz Crumbles

The Cult of Dr. Oz Crumbles | Medical Blog

"Viewers have no way of knowing what is real medicine and what is his own cult medicine. They are likely to become victims of this pseudoscience without more expert information."

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR

Wisconsin Bill: Cameras in the OR | Guest Blog

"It is understandable that a family would want to do something positive in memory of their loved one, but is this proposed law the way to go?"

Do OR Checklists Improve Outcomes?

Do OR Checklists Improve Outcomes? | Guest Blog

"Before you go off on me, I will remind you that I do not oppose checklists, and most things we do in medicine are not based on Class 1 evidence. "

Reconnecting With Those Who Inspired You

Reconnecting With Those Who Inspired You | Medical Blog

"We never know how much influence our everyday actions may have on others. Some of the people who inspired or motivated me may have had no idea that they had done so."

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