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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3Dprinting Shows Talocalcaneal Joint Very Well!

A surgical resident used the above 3D-printed calcaneal fracture to gain more insight in the fracture pattern during preoperative evaluation. Using this 3D printed model, the surgical


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By: . Short History of “The Doctor of the United States”

Calling on the Surgeon General: What Americans Need Most

By Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Nearly 42% of users are satisfied with their EHR systems, survey finds

Okay, what was your first reaction when you read the above headline? Mine was a tweet: “How’s this for positive spin? LOL.” Some responses to me. @cwrightmd


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By: Madhukar Kasarla, MD

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine

I’m a surgical resident in training and PhD-candidate in the Elisabeth-Tweesteden hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands. The Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, a level 1 trauma center with a large neurosurgical


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By: Madhukar Kasarla, MD

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Why public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes should not be done

  Last week Dr. Ashish K. Jha, a Harvard internist and health policy researcher, published an opinion piece in JAMA, advocating public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes


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By: Steven C. Moore, PhD, MPH

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk

“Although some risk factors for cancer—such as heritable genetic mutations—are difficult to control, others involve modifiable lifestyle factors that may help reduce the chances of developing the

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