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Medical Fiction: Brett - The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword

Jul 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, an...

The amateur urologist

Jul 19, 2021

By Physician's Weekly blogger, Skeptical Scalpel Ryan King, a 28-year-old man from Brisbane, Australia, admitted in court that he castrated two men who had contacted him through a “eunuch-interes...

Why We Should Be Looking at Time in Range for All Patients With Diabetes

Jul 15, 2021

Since the beginning of time, healthcare professionals, like myself, and our patients with diabetes have relied on A1C as the gold standard indicating “good” or “bad” glucose control. People li...

Medical Fiction: Bob & the Silver Bullets

Jul 14, 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...

Medical Fiction: Hubert And The Nice Rice

Jul 09, 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...

Overcoming Barriers: The Social Determinants of Urban Obesity

Jul 07, 2021

Like many diseases, obesity is the result of interlocking causes that vary with each patient. Upbringing, culture, access to information and optimal nutrition, psychosocial profile, exposure to pollut...

Being sued for malpractice is one thing; being accused of homicide takes it to another level

Jul 07, 2021

By Physician's Weekly blogger, Skeptical Scalpel An investigation into the death of 60-year-old Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona has resulted in seven members of his medical team being charged ...

Integrity in Medicine

Jul 06, 2021

It takes a special person to care for people during their most vulnerable states, to keep intimate details about people while remaining compassionate even toward the seemingly vilest of persons. The w...

Medical Fiction: Nina, Bryn & the Bottle Butt

Jun 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, an...

Dr. Medlaw: Understanding The Houston Methodist Lawsuit Decision

Jun 29, 2021

On June 12, US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital by employees who opposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment. This was t...

Medical Fiction: Erwin & The Stinky Laundry

Jun 23, 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...

Dr. Medlaw: Understanding The ACA Decision

Jun 22, 2021

Last week, in a 7:2 decision, the Supreme Court issued its third holding on the Affordable Care Act. What was the history of this case? In 2017, the individual mandate penalty was reduced to zer...

Medical Fiction: Herb & The Mixer

Jun 17, 2021

The descent of Herbert J. Walker into bankruptcy, homelessness, and despair was smooth, efficient, and relentless. On a Thursday morning at 10:45, 3 weeks before Christmas, Herb lost his job. From the...

The Decline of Science

Jun 16, 2021

By Physician's Weekly blogger, Skeptical Scalpel Sherri Jane Tenpenny, an Ohio family practitioner and outspoken anti-vaxxer, was, for some reason, invited to testify as an expert witness at the Oh...

Medical Fiction: Nancy & William Make a Wish Part 3 – The Well and Future

Jun 14, 2021

This three-part story (read Part 1 here and part 2 here) is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they ar...

Medical Fiction: Nancy & William Make a Wish Part 2 – Jobs & Homes

Jun 11, 2021

This three-part story (read Part 1 here) 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 ...

Hepatocellular Carcinoma & HIV

Jun 09, 2021

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fourth most prevalent cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and incidence in the US has tripled in the last 4 decades. Comorbidity with HIV complicates an alre...

Medical Fiction: Nancy & William Make a Wish Part 1 - Utopia Without Furniture

Jun 09, 2021

This three-part story 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 mysteri...

A TikTok challenge: Can it be stopped from harming people?

Jun 07, 2021

Russian doctors endoscopically removed 209 magnetic balls one at a time from the stomach of a two-year-old child. His parents had noticed black stools and colored metal balls in his stools. The figure...

Medical Fiction: Becca & Bevan and the Human Cannonball

Jun 03, 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...

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