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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

When a medical student developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life, her doctor diagnosed Thin White Female Syndrome and gave her Ativan. Was this good medicine?
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A Guide to Strategic Diligence for Physician Practice Mergers

For those that are considering merging with another private practice entity, applying a systematic approach to strategic due diligence can yield huge returns to practices considering mergers.
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Blues Taught Me to Listen—Often What Patients Need Most

A dying blues man teaches a med student that a patient's appearance and first impression only scratch the surface of what lies within.
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Cosmetic Surgery Patient’s Leaked Identity Leads to Malpractice Claim

A closed claim by a cosmetic surgery patient whose photo showed up in search results highlights the dangers of working with unfamiliar digital technology.
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Mental Health After a Tragedy: Lessons from Katrina

The RISK project provides a rich body of scientific literature that should be used to guide how we respond to current and future hurricane disasters.
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Continuous Monitoring Could Have Saved This Patient’s Life

A hospital failed to monitor a high-risk patient being given opioids for pain. She died. This death could have been prevented with continuous monitoring.
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Residency Destroying Your Fitness? Here’s What You Can Do

Residency is a time where you are at risk for establishing a lot of unhealthy habits. Don't let that happen to you. Here are tips for staying healthy and fit.
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Why Digital Healthcare Can Never Replace Doctors

Digital healthcare won't replace the doctor-patient relationship because caring hands and listening ears can be medicine in and of themselves.
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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
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Fentanyl Makes the Opioid Epidemic So Much Worse

The prevalence and potency of Fentanyl are fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic putting many people at risk, not just those with the disease of addiction.
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