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Health Issues faced by Couples in Long Distance Relationships by Dr. Lawrence Kindo When people talk about the challenges of long distance relationship, they focus more on the physical longing that comes with being in love with some ... Read on »
Whistleblower Abroad! by MKirschMD This is a Whistleblower Holiday.  A few weeks before this posting, we are setting off to the Philippines.  After about 10 days there, we're off to Japan, where we expect to ... Read on »
The Silence by Jeff W. Medical Student The following is a post I wrote in medical school that I never published. ***** “C’mon,” my resident called out to me, “Let’s go do something.” “Ok,” I replie ... Read on »
Stomach Pain: It Continues – Part II by Jeff W. Medical Student Part I can be found by clicking here: Stomach Pain: It Starts – Part I . ***** We sat quietly waiting in the waiting room. Again, we found ourselves in an odd pos ... Read on »
On Teaching by Jeff W. Medical Student The following is something I wrote in 2009 while still a medical student: Teaching is a hard thing. By teaching I don’t mean explaining or instructing. Take, for ex ... Read on »
Three Wishes (published on The Differential) by Jeff W. Medical Student The following is a post I wrote during medical school. ****** Questions are powerful. They stimulate thought. They encourage discussion. And sometimes, they do so ... Read on »
Measles Vaccine - A Right to Refuse Treatment by MKirschMD It’s been amusing to watch Rand Paul, a doctor, trying to ‘clarify’ comments he made suggesting that vaccines for kids should be a matter of parental choice.  Conversely, ... Read on »
Stomach Pain: It Starts – Part I by Jeff W. Medical Student The following post is a personal story. Often I find myself on the treating side of a physician-patient relationship. In this case I found msyelf on the patient side of th ... Read on »
Not My Emergency by Ellie Patient Expert I have been working for the past few months on a genuine ambulance, as opposed to being the ALS chase car.  I had not realized how much nonsense I'd been shielded from ove ... Read on »
Code Status by Jeff W. Medical Student Every single patient that gets admitted to the hospital needs to be asked about their “code status.” I usually ask about this in this way: Now I have to ask this ... Read on »