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5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

In September of 2013, I noticed a lump on the side of my neck that I had been watching for six months was growing. After going through the differential diagnosis in my head, seeing two physicians, and getting a biopsy... Ding! Ding! Ding! I had cancer. Stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma. The journey from being a physician to being a patient changed me forever and taught me the following five things:

American Doctors Are Killing Themselves And No One Is Talking About It

It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.

How To Spot A Bad Nurse Before It Is Too Late

Unfortunately, bad nurses can make a significant negative impact on patient care—sometimes even more profoundly. So, how do you spot a bad nurse before it’s too late?

When A Doctor Should Just Say I'm Sorry

Last May, surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital removed the wrong body part from Deborah Craven. Now she's suing -- but, her lawyer says, not because of the mistake. He says she's suing in large part because she says she never heard these two words: "I'm sorry."

The Dirty Secret About DNAR In The Hospital (That Doctors Desperately Want You To Know)

We’ve somehow gone from “your loved one has a life threatening illness and we will do what we can to treat it and in the meantime ensure they don’t suffer” to “your loved one has a life threatening illness that we have the capacity to cure, and if we don’t we will have done something wrong.”

Why Hospitalists And ED Doctors Don't Communicate

No sign-out was given on the patient. When nursing staff called me to evaluate, patient was tachypneic and tachycardic. Patient was transferred to CCU with acute coronary syndrome. ED stated that this was an error secondary to being very busy with crowding in ED.

The $249 Billion Hangover: How Much Binge Drinking Costs The US

We're all painfully aware of the toll binge drinking takes on the body but what may be less known is the damage it inflicts on the economy. Excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink...

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