stethoscope on dollar bills (uninsured crisis)

A Surgical Emergency Exposes the Crisis of the Young and Uninsured

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 4/18/2021 - 0

When a patient looked anxious before emergency surgery, it turned out he was worried about the hospital bill, not the surgery. He was uninsured.

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The Fascinating History of the Color Red

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 4/14/2021 - 16

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.

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woman lifting weights one-minute exercise (no time for exercise)

No Time for Exercise? Get Moving with One-Minute Exercise

Ilchi Lee - 4/13/2021 - 1

When people comment about not getting enough exercise, they usually […]

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shaking pills from bottle into open hand (safe prescribing)

Tips to Help Doctors with Safe Prescribing

Roneet Lev, MD - 4/12/2021 - 0

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US so It’s critical that doctors incorporate safe prescribing in their practice.

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inflamed appendix (appendicitis)

Not So Intelligent Design: The Bible, Darwin and the Trouble-making Appendix

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 4/11/2021 - 6

An anesthesiologist points to the useless, troublesome appendix as he explains why he favors the theory of natural selection over creationism.

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female doctor leaning about diagnostic errors

Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

Norm Wu - 4/6/2021 - 3

Diagnostic mistakes are an under-appreciated source of patient safety errors, yet most of us will experience one in our lifetime.

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couple talking to hospital doctor (questions to ask your doctor)

Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You’re Admitted to the Hospital

Vlad Dzhashi, M.D. - 4/3/2021 - 2

Being admitted to the hospital is a stressful situation. Here are some questions to ask so that you will be better prepared and less anxious.

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