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Doctors Cry Too

Doctors Cry Too | Medical Blog

"The media gives the image of doctors driven by profit and not caring so much about the people that are their patients. But we do care and our hearts often weep for our patients."

Trauma Surgeons: Lifeguards at the Shallow End?

Trauma Surgeons: Lifeguards at the Shallow End? | Medical Blog

"The trauma service these days consists mainly of babysitting recovering orthopedic and neurosurgical patients."

Should Radiologists Give Test Results to Patients?

Should Radiologists Give Test Results to Patients? | Medical Blog

"The idea is that patient anxiety while waiting to find out a test result could be alleviated by an immediate discussion with a radiologist. That would be very nice, but there are potential problems..."

Obesity: A Disease, Disability, Both or Neither?

Obesity: A Disease, Disability, Both or Neither? | Guest Blog

They said the Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to help those who were disabled not by individual decisions, but rather were "victims of fate." It did not address the fact that many are disabled from smoking-related emphysema. Are they victims of fate or poor choices?

Age and the Trauma Surgeon

Age and the Trauma Surgeon | Medical Blog

"There was a time when I could do this for weeks at a time and still have the energy to play or go out with my wife. Now I drag home at the end of my off day and collapse into a snoring heap."

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."

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