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Chief Residency by Jeff W. Medical Student It has begun. On June 30 I officially ended my Internal Medicine Residency. Well, maybe I should say that I completed it. On July 1 I walked up to my brand new of ... Read on »
Warning! Cell Phones Can Kill You! by MKirschMD In medicine and beyond, folks just want stuff to be true.  Sometimes, we believe stuff that is unproven, but might be true.  We doctors recommend such treatments to patien ... Read on »
Build Self-esteem With Mom and Dad by Dr Larry Let me tell you about a story that happened to me. A dear friend of mine who is a wife, a mother, and a student called me on the phone in complete despair. She was at ... Read on »
Should Physicians Profile Our Patients? by MKirschMD Profiling in this country is highly discouraged and is illegal in many circumstances.  Anti-profilers decry this technique which, they argue, unfairly targets innocent ind ... Read on »
What your doctor never told you about Multiple Sclerosis by Dr Larry Life is not always fair.  Bad things happen to good people.  Some choose to be proactive in life and take excellent care of their bodies.  They eat all the right food ... Read on »
My smartwatch adventure (II) – Pebble Time experience by Alan T. Medical Doctor My smartwatch journey started off with the disastrous Kreyos experience on Indiegogo (read about the saga ), but I moved on quickly to the more established which I had fo ... Read on »
When to Call the Doctor After Hours by MKirschMD Patients are entitled to receive medical advice 24 hours a day.   If you call your doctor at 3 a.m., you will reach a physician who will advise you.   Of course, it may no ... Read on »
No Confederate Flag This Fourth of July by MKirschMD It’s the birthday of the nation, the Fourth of July.  John Adams proclaimed in a letter to his dearest wife Abigail that this day “will be celebrated by succeeding Generatio ... Read on »
Is Gastric Bypass the Right Choice? by MKirschMD Bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass surgery, has become a popular remedy for obesity in this country.  Hospitals have weighed in on this issue and are marketing th ... Read on »
Deflategate – Tom Brady Makes the Wrong Call by MKirschMD The Deflategate investigation has concluded that it was more probable than not that Tom Brady had general awareness of the mysterious shrinking footballs.  Now the fun start ... Read on »