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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."

Top 10 Best & Worst States for Docs to Work

Top 10 Best & Worst States for Docs to Work | Medical Blog

A recent article published in Forbes announces the best and worst states for doctors to work, released by WalletHub. Based on 12 metrics, including earning potential, compensation, hospitals per capita, insured population rate, patient population (such as patients over age 65), and the cost of malpractice insurance, data were gathered from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Health and Human Services and other various organizations.…

Do I Need an Annual Physical?

Do I Need an Annual Physical? | Medical Blog

"Show me the data to support the idea that getting to know patients better and having genuine interactions with them leads to better outcomes."

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."

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