Category Archives: medicine

Mandatory childhood vaccinations… in California

Back in December, a measles outbreak occurred in Southern California after 40 people contracted the disease after visiting or working in Disneyland.  The outbreak ultimately spread to six other states. Like many states, California allowed for exemptions for vaccines – … Continue reading

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A farewell to Boston

This has been an incredibly challenging post to write.  Nobody does goodbyes well. Some of you may have noticed that this past Monday did not feature a regularly scheduled someecard post.  You may also have noticed that the header on … Continue reading

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overheard

During orientation for EPIC regarding certain orders in the medical record: At ILH, we never expect anything to be normal

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Should we be keeping patients happy?

I posted an article to Facebook yesterday regarding patient satisfaction, and to be honest, I was somewhat surprised at just how many people – both medical and non-medical – responded to it.  The article was about the “Cost of Satisfaction” … Continue reading

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Evidence Based HIV Treatment

Anti-retroviral therapy became the standard treatment for HIV in the late 1980’s, not long after the discovery of the virus.  Ever since they busted onto the scene, the timing of when to give a patient anti-retroviral drugs has always perplexed … Continue reading

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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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