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23 Jun A Diet of Limitless Technology

By Andreas Mauer, MD Most physicians recall the medical school ritual of unboxing our first stethoscope. From the first physical diagnosis course, we were all solemnly instructed as to the importance of the physical examination in the diagnosis and of management of illness. Given that perhaps the...

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26 May “Seeing” Health Costs

By Sriranjani Padmanabhan He was a 24-year-old African American man with no history of medical or eye problems.   On an ordinary Thursday evening at 8 pm, he arrived into the emergency department complaining of a sudden loss of vision in both eyes. “He couldn’t see a thing...

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12 May The Costs of One Wild Night

By Sammy Ta The clock read 9:30PM and in front of me was dozens of notes, PowerPoint slides, and practice exams to review before 8AM. The all-too-familiar finals week all-nighter beckoned, and though I’ve had my fair share of experiences with studying until the sun rose,...

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05 May Playing Roulette with a Life

By Sarah Smith, MD Another backboarded body rolls in. I slip from my perch at the computer and greet the emergency medical technician. “Seizure. Lasted a few minutes, done by the time we got there. Fell and cut his face.  Vitals stable. Sugar fine. Oriented but postictal....

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