Why we’ll never eradicate malignancy in medical training

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For a bunch of folks striving to stomp out malignant processes in our patients, we sure tolerate a fair amount of destructive behavior among training programs. I’ll be the first to say I’m not the most delicate flower in the garden. Before pursuing medicine, I was a college athlete. I’m no stranger to long hours, […]

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The issue of tie-downs in the emergency department

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During a typically busy Saturday evening shift in the emergency department (ED), I am summoned to the trauma room for a “tie-down,” an agitated patient needing restraints. I find the entrance choked with police officers and push my way through to see the patient.  Once there, I see a large, young appearing Black man lying […]

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2 stories that remind us to find joy and creativity in our new normal

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“Hope things go back to normal soon.” That was the text I received from a friend yesterday. It struck me in reading those words that I have stopped thinking or worrying about the end of the pandemic. In those first months, absolutely. Daily thoughts of getting back to normal life. Now, out of self-preservation and […]

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A patient makes this doctor realize the preciousness of time

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He was in his 30s, strikingly handsome with the short-cropped hair of a soldier. This was Ukraine, and it was at war with Russia. He was now part of that war, a war the rest of the world has forgotten or no longer cares about, even as its’ young men continued to fight and die […]

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Can what you eat worsen your ADHD? [PODCAST]

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“Suzy was a bright and hardworking student. However, even though she was conscientious and generally cheery, her grades began to fall during her senior year, and she started to feel depressed. She also constantly had an upset stomach, which she had just accepted as a way of life. She’d had an ADHD diagnosis since she […]

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A patient’s COVID-19 reflections

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In this age of the coronavirus pandemic, every moment of life takes on new meaning and importance. Decisions must be made based upon facts known, not assumed. Everything requires careful thought and planning, like a trip to the pharmacy for refills of prescriptions or a trip to the local grocery store to pick up needed […]

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How the pandemic affects children and teens with headaches and migraines

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Children and teens with headaches and migraines have been affected in a variety of ways by these pandemic times. Thinking back, there has been a difference between last spring and this fall and the effect on my patients, particularly in the school environment. In the early days last Spring, many of my patients who had […]

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The magic of medicine stems from the empathy of one heart opening itself to another

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune is the kind of book that paints you into an entirely new, fantastical world, and you may find yourself wishing you never left. Our humble protagonist, Linus Baker, is an employee of DICOMY (Department in Charge of Magical Youth) who spends his days evaluating orphanages […]

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Expanding the osteopathic concept for the health of all things

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To be seen. To be heard. To be understood. To be acknowledged. To be appreciated. To be accepted. To be welcomed. To be engaged. To be involved. To be worthy. To be helped. Common desires of patients. Common desires of physicians. We are all interrelated. This is the foundational basis of osteopathic medicine. Whether considering […]

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“You’re fired”: 2 words this doctor never expected to hear

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It took me 47 years to hear those two devastating words, “You’re fired.” It’s not like I didn’t have a slew of jobs before becoming a physician.  I cut lawns and raked leaves as an early teen; I worked in a fast-food restaurant when I was 14 using my older brother’s ID, I worked in […]

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