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Best-case scenario: removing a stethoscope from your coat or purse prior to arriving to the after-work event. Worst-case scenario: mistaking a packet of lubrication you had to carry around during patient rounds for a stick of gum while socializing at said event. Continue reading
Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike. Continue reading
Here are the two most common issues that have come up during conversations that only break the surface of what we as physicians can work on when it comes to enhancing the relationship between nurses and doctors. Continue reading
To survive medical school one must be genuinely interested to learn, be ready to jump through hoops when necessary, and be prepared to experience the ups and downs of caring for patients with serious illness. Continue reading
Chickenpox was all the rage back in the day.  Oatmeal baths with your siblings, unexplained weekday sleep-overs with pox-laden, peripheral childhood friends.  Even the sweet but short-lived relief of itching and scratching made the week-long Continue reading →
Since the earliest days of medical school, I learned fast to bring my computer wherever I went.  Not only did my laptop function as my personal entertainment center through the dullest parts of lectures, but it also proved to be a source of Continue reading →
Ed Harris. Mr. Clean. Some men can pull it off. Although my pseudo-coifed crop of hair currently remains intact, I come from a strong line of follicly-challenged hair loss survivors. I know that in the next few years, I too will likely don Continue reading →
I am three months into my medical residency, and I am getting fat.  Not the noticeable change-in-pant-size fat, not yet.  But I am most certain that what was once muscle is now just “padding,” and I can no longer solely attribute the words Continue reading →
Listen. I know that you are in your junior year in college. I know that you’ve picked an unsustainable, or unrealistic. major.  For instance, I know that at this very moment in time you have (finally) made the revelation involving your Continue reading →
This past week, I was hanging out at a café with my good friend Molly doing what I do best: complaining. Because Molly happens to be a doctor of audiology, I decided to customize my generic and drawn-out rants to the matters of the ear. Teary-eyed Continue reading →
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