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Pathology vs Surgery: The Frozen Section Encounter

Pathology vs Surgery: The Frozen Section Encounter | Guest Blog

Surgeons and pathologists, is this an accurate depiction of your encounters? Tell us what you think.

Source: mjcascio.…

Anesthesiologists Are Having a Bad Year

Anesthesiologists Are Having a Bad Year | Guest Blog

"About the only thing this anesthesiologist allegedly didn't do was tell a child that the Tooth Fairy isn't real."

Linking Vitamin D to Dementia

Linking Vitamin D to Dementia | Medical Blog

Adults who were moderately deficient or severely deficient in vitamin D had a 53% and 125% increased risk of developing dementia, respectively, in the largest study examining the link between low vitamin D levels and dementia published this month in Neurology.…

The Unhealthy Habits Kids Take Into Adulthood

The Unhealthy Habits Kids Take Into Adulthood | Guest Blog

Meet Jim—the character in this Rewind the Future video—he is a man whose life flashes right before his very eyes, unhealthy habits and all. The choices you teach your child today become the habits they take into their adulthood.

Would you show this video to your patients or your patients’ parents?…

First Comprehensive Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion

First Comprehensive Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion | Medical Blog

The first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines were launched by pediatric emergency medicine researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. The guidelines provide healthcare providers with evidence-based recommendations to standardize the diagnosis and management of concussion in children aged 5 to 18 years old, from the initial assessment through to the period of recovery, which can last months.…

Getting Third Parties Out Of The Exam Room

Getting Third Parties Out Of The Exam Room | Medical Blog

"Often, the discussion in the exam room evolves into a discussion of what is covered by the patient’s health plan."

Live Broadcast Surgery: Would You Be the Patient?

Live Broadcast Surgery: Would You Be the Patient? | Guest Blog

If most surgeons would not allow live broadcast surgery on themselves or family, then why should any patient be subjected to it?

Med School Debt & Resident Salary

Med School Debt & Resident Salary | Medical Blog

In inflation-adjusted terms, resident compensation has been essentially unchanged for 40 years.

Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus From Cultured Human Cells

Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus From Cultured Human Cells | Medical Blog

The Temple University School of Medicine research team’s approach looks promising as they work towards a permanent cure and potential for protection against HIV. “This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS,” says Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple. …

Emory University, Ebola, and the Duty to Care

Emory University, Ebola, and the Duty to Care | Medical Blog

Melody T. McCloud, MD, a 29-year attending at Emory University Hospital Midtown, the sister-hospital of Emory University Hospital, shares her thoughts on the Ebola patients brought to her city.

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