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Teaching doctors empathy

One of the headline articles at The Atlantic today is How to Teach Doctors Empathy.  I’ve written about this before back when Pauline Chen at the New York Times WellBlog raised the issue, and I still contend that empathy cannot … Continue reading

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overread

Vaccines do not pose a danger to children.  They do not cause autism. Sure, there is always a slight risk of an allergic reaction or other complication. But the risk of serious allergic reaction to the measles vaccine, according to … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned about Ebola

As a physician and a public health advocate, you would think I’d have plenty to write about the Ebola outbreak.  To be honest, the whole situation has left me rather uninspired, mainly due to the ridiculous hysteria surrounding the disease … Continue reading

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hilarious blogger

Every once in a while on slow days at work, I peruse the internet looking for newsworthy articles to blog about or the latest funny blog. Well, today I found one. It’s titled Where Am I? and it’s hilarious.  Kristin’s … Continue reading

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Prepared to play doctor?

I’m not sure how I missed the article, but one of my favorite New York Times bloggers wrote a piece in April titled “Are Med School Grads Prepared to Practice Medicine?”  I applaud Dr Pauline Chen’s attempt to discuss the … Continue reading

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I will undoubtedly get into trouble for this post.  So be it. October 1st marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease … Continue reading

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Ultrasound – the new stethoscope?

If you walk around most hospitals, you’re likely to find a stethoscope hanging around the neck of a number of medical professionals.  It’s probably safe to say that no other instrument has had such a lasting impact on medicine as … Continue reading

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