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Rural America Needs Physicians

Aug 23, 2021

Having spent much of my professional life working in staffing locum tenens doctors and traveling nurses, I have seen the struggle administrators have filling positions in rural communities. I’ve als...

Tips To Prepare for a Malpractice Deposition

Aug 22, 2021

A deposition is not to find out the facts.  That is what the medical record is for. A deposition is not a battle.  That is what the trial is for. A deposition is a job interview.  You are bei...

Physicians Balancing Work, Life, and Wellness

Aug 21, 2021

We are professional healers. We take care of people’s problems all day, every day. It is an honor and a privilege. However, our profession of caring takes its toll on us. It's not easy. Compassion f...

Top Tips For New Faculty

Aug 20, 2021

There is great advice for our incoming interns to help them start off residency strong. Yet, I rarely see #TipsForNewFaculty posts. The transition from trainee to faculty is often just as large of a j...

What You Need to Know About the Interactions of Obesity & COVID-19

Aug 20, 2021

Even as we continue to grapple with the pandemic’s massive challenges, it’s clear that the healthcare industry has been transformed in a number of significant ways by COVID-19. Some of these c...

Our Patients Are Using More Supplements: Here’s How We Can Guide Them

Aug 15, 2021

Among the less-noted consequences of COVID-19, many Americans have become more health-conscious than ever and more aware of the value of self-care. A new national survey by The Harris Poll shows that ...

You won't believe what this woman said about masks at a school board meeting

Aug 13, 2021

Former Disney actress Leigh-Allyn Baker spoke to the Williamson County, Tennessee school board recently. She said she was a “refugee” from California and was against the board’s mandate that chi...

Medical Fiction: Brandi, Brian, and the Cupid

Aug 13, 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...

Naturopath faces federal charges for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards

Aug 08, 2021

By Physician’s Weekly blogger, Skeptical Scalpel Naturopath Juli A. Mazi, who practices in Napa, California, was charged with wire fraud and making false statements related to healthcare matters....

Medical Fiction: John & the Scrubber

Aug 06, 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: Craig and the Deadly Paperwork

Aug 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...

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...

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