Category Archives: medicine

Most Distinctive Cause of Death in Each State

The CDC recently released an interesting map depicting the most “distinctive” cause of death in each state from 2001 through 2010.  These causes of death are not the most common – that would be cancer or heart disease in every … Continue reading

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thinking about medical school?

There are a ton of websites out there for medical students and those who are pondering the plunge into the world of medicine, like Student-Doctor.  But if you’ve been thinking about going to medical school, or perhaps you’re already a … Continue reading

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on doctoring

There [is] so much more to being a physician than curing illness. That’s not the most important thing we do. The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others. ~Kent Brantly, MD in his commencement speach … Continue reading

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changes in mammogram screening – here we go again

As a follow up to my post yesterday on dense breasts, the US Preventative Services Task Force issued draft recommendations on Monday for mammogram screening. The panel recommended that while routine screening brings little benefit to women in their 40’s, … Continue reading

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You Have Dense Breasts. Now What?

Last week, Kaiser Health News shed the light on a little known law that requires women who have undergone a routine screening mammogram to be notified if they have “dense breasts”.  Written by Barbara Feder Ostrov, the article titled “So You … Continue reading

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Grading your doctor/hospital may be killing you

The Atlantic recently released an article “The Problem With Satisfied Patients” written by Alexandra Robbins covering the idea that patient satisfaction should be used as a indicator of health care quality.  In the era of increasing focus on “patient centered … Continue reading

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Elmo knows to just “Shake It Off” when it comes to vaccines

I posted this video to Facebook the other day, but felt the need to put it on the blog as well.  This adorable video features Elmo and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talking about the importance of vaccination, and for all you … Continue reading

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