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Socialized Medicine and the Broadway Softball League

We, The Americans, like to think we’re in this world together — United We Stand, Divided We Fall — but in reality, we know in our bones we are not equal.   896 more words

Dramatic Medicine

Elderly Patients and the Emergency Room

Ten thousand people turn 65 years of age every day.  But, hospital emergency departments tend to be noisy, crowded, hectic places.  That environment alone contributes to a poorer patient outcome for seniors. 305 more words

Palliative Care

Day 91: Preceptorship in the ED

I don’t have time for a long post, but I’ll lightly describe the patients that I received and let you interpret how busy I was. Hint: I was really busy. 86 more words


Mascara streaming down my face. I’m screaming like no one can hear me. I NEED TO SEE SOMEONE NOW! But oh, they could hear me. Loud and clear. 588 more words

Broken Ankle

Still knocking

It has been a busy week and by the time this post publishes, we will be spending a long weekend at the Cape. Normally at this time of year we can expect semi-warm weather, but judging by the week we just had, it is not looking good. 2,067 more words


Top 5 Hidden Hazards At The Playground

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ever year emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children under the age of 14 for playground-related injuries. 349 more words


Major government health directive monitored for efficacy and safety

Last year I was fortunate to become part of a team at Christchurch hospital led by emergency care physician, Dr Martin Than. About 7 years ago in response to some local issues with how patients presenting with chest pain were being evaluated for potential heart attacks, Dr Than began a research program that investigated what clinical, demographic, and biological (blood) factors could best be used to safely and efficiently rule-out a heart attack. 723 more words

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