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Amid Fears of Unseen Drug Misuse During Pandemic, Is More Testing the Answer to a Worsening Drug Crisis?

Nov 29, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, patients nationwide canceled doctor’s visits for a range of medical issues as public health authorities recommended delaying non-urgent in-person medical care. Duri...

Medical Fiction: Dogfire Blake

Nov 26, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Medical Fiction: Jake and the Black Mold

Nov 19, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Understanding ‘Captain of the Ship’

Nov 15, 2021

The term “captain of the ship” is one of the most misunderstood in medical malpractice law. Most doctors think it means that merely because of their “rank” as the surgeon or obstetrician, that...

Medical Fiction: Julia and the Catastrophic Crunch

Nov 12, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

The Toxic Doctor-Insurer Relationship

Nov 10, 2021

The following was originally posted to KevinMD.   My introduction to health insurance companies was very abrupt and simple. I received my medical training in the U.S. Navy and served...

Medical Fiction: Guy Eye

Nov 05, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Evolving Insights Into the Biology of Pain & Advances in Neuromodulation Technology Enable New Paradigms in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

Nov 01, 2021

More than 50 years ago, Melzack and Wall proposed the gate control theory of pain inhibition,1 opening the door to the development of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as an intervention designed to reduc...

CDC Study Finds “Alarming” Increase in Pediatric Obesity Rates: 5 Points for Physicians to Understand

Nov 01, 2021

A recent report from the CDC finds that the pandemic appears to have worsened the nation’s pediatric obesity rates. The percentage of children and teens with obesity accelerated from 19% before the ...

Medical Fiction: Lilith's Strange New Coven

Oct 29, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Medical Fiction: Slippery Vance and the Side Craft

Oct 22, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Medical Fiction: Slick Steely and the Gas

Oct 15, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Medical Fiction: Leonard and The Centrifuge

Oct 08, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and...

Medical Fiction: Sheriff Baker and The Powder

Oct 01, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, an...

Physician Coaching Can Enhance Professional Fulfillment

Oct 01, 2021

Physician coaching refers, of course, to the coaching of physicians. In this field, a coach may or may not have a medical background, however. Though relatively few physicians are also coaches, the nu...

Medical Fiction: Madison and The Big Wish

Sep 24, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, an...

In Conspiracy We Trust

Sep 21, 2021

There are increasing calls to discipline or de-credential doctors who are spreading anti-vaccine, anti-mask, and other pandemic misinformation. While statistics show that 96% of US physicians are vacc...

Justifying a Budget for Physician Wellness

Sep 20, 2021

Discussions of physician or healthcare provider wellness are often narrowly focused on personal resilience. However, physician wellness is directly correlated to patient quality and safety. In this co...

Medical Fiction: Peter and The Nuts of Death

Sep 17, 2021

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, an...

Photographing Patients

Sep 10, 2021

Doctors began photographing patients as soon as cameras were invented. For over a century, there really were no limits on that. Doctors owned the pictures and could use them as they wished. Over th...