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Dr. MedLaw Q&A: The Legal Doctrine of Intervening Superseding Cause

Feb 08, 2022

Q: The rule at our ASU is that a patient who received sedation should not drive after discharge, so patients are required to either have a ride or we will call a cab for them. They are instructed abou...

Medical Fiction: Electric Emily Sparky Queen

Feb 04, 2022

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...

Leveraging Barbers' & Stylists' Trust to Promote Health Equity & Healthier Communities

Feb 03, 2022

Most people don’t know the history of barbershops and health. A brief review of the literature uncovers centuries of evidence dating back to the humble origins of dentistry and surgery.  Today, the...

Medical Fiction: Gary and The Beast

Jan 28, 2022

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...

From the Obesity Medicine Association - The Alarming Link Between Screen Time & Pediatric Obesity

Jan 26, 2022

It’s nearly impossible to avoid screen time these days; between smartphones, TVs, computers, and tablets, almost everyone’s daily routine revolves around time spent on screens. That includes child...

Medical Fiction: Dirk and the Stolen Brownies

Jan 21, 2022

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 ...

Delivering Healthcare With Fewer People

Jan 20, 2022

Healthcare is experiencing yet another crisis - one of many that have unfolded over the past two years. It’s not omicron or any variant of the coronavirus: this crisis is a shortage of workforce. Wh...

From the Physician Editor-in-Chief - New Year, New Crisis: Can Our Healthcare System Survive?

Jan 18, 2022

During the past several weeks, the news about the US healthcare system has been dire. ICUs are at capacity, and patients are spending days in emergency rooms because there are no available beds. There...

Medical Fiction: Vern and the Very Clean Teeth

Jan 14, 2022

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: Victor and the Virus

Jan 07, 2022

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...

From the Obesity Medicine Association: Harnessing Obesity Medicine Principles to Treat Diabetes

Jan 05, 2022

The considerable commonalities between patients with obesity and Type 2 diabetes can be useful for healthcare providers as they develop treatment plans for these serious diseases. Unfortunately, the p...

Medical Fiction: Harold and the Barcode Blunder

Dec 31, 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: Ebenezer Bankmore and the Ghosts of Christmas

Dec 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, and...

Medical Fiction: Caught in The Middle With You

Dec 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, and...

From The Physician Editor-in-Chief: The Wake of Grieving Caused by COVID-19

Dec 17, 2021

As tears silently rolled down my patient’s face, I could feel my own eyes grow moist. Holding back the tears that threatened to escape, I patted her hand and told her how sorry I felt. She just lost...

Medical Fiction: Andrew and the Bobcat

Dec 10, 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: Errol and the Moving Carriage

Dec 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, and...

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...