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Should You Wear a Hazmat Suit When Operating an Elevator?

Should You Wear a Hazmat Suit When Operating an Elevator? | Opinion Article

"It may surprise you to learn that most of the bacteria found on elevator buttons and restroom surfaces can also normally be found ON YOUR HANDS!"

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Hello Darkness My Old Friend | Medical Blog

"Somehow my worth as a person has gotten all mixed up with my worth as a surgeon. There seems no separation or balance anymore."

My War with the Anti-Vaxxers

My War with the Anti-Vaxxers | Medical Blog

"For me, vaccines are not a belief system as it seems it has become for many, but rather a life-saving weapon in our fight to save children’s lives. "

Distracting Electronic Devices Don’t Affect Learning. Really?

Distracting Electronic Devices Don’t Affect Learning. Really? | Guest Blog

"The null hypothesis was accepted as true, which is called a 'Type II' error by statisticians."

Contracts

Contracts | Medical Blog

" BigHealth has made the hospital a hostile environment for the solo private practitioner. They have almost completely driven out the Internists. They are limiting the freedoms of the General Surgeon, and have made specialists into mere technicians."

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising in the U.S.

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising in the U.S. | Medical Blog

To a physician, any disease-related death is one too many. But death is a certainty of life; and despite best efforts, deaths from cancer, heart disease and/or Alzheimer’s are more readily understood, albeit painfully accepted.

Not so with death near the time of birth.…

A New Job Description for Physicians?

A New Job Description for Physicians? | Guest Blog

Medical care as we practice it only accounts for 15% of the health of the population. Good health for all means creating a better world, a better society. Can doctors take us to the new utopia of healthcare? Should they be expected to?

Dancing in the OR

Dancing in the OR | Medical Blog

I was not having a good morning. I had just come off Trauma call—a difficult 24hr shift that was finally behind me. I had finished a long week of rounding on the Trauma Service and had turned the patients over to Sid, who would be the rounding Doc for the coming week.…

Doctors as Journalists: Conflict of Interest?

Doctors as Journalists: Conflict of Interest? | Guest Blog

"Whether the reporter is a doctor or not, biases and opinions can creep into any story."

Why Silicon Valley Should Embrace Doctors

Why Silicon Valley Should Embrace Doctors | Guest Blog

"While many software and data healthcare businesses succeed, their success depreciates because they have not captured their end users of their products."

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