Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

The Pursuit of Mastery in the Worlds of Medicine and Wine

Medical school becomes a blur after a few years in practice. You forget about all the hours spent in classrooms and then every night after a quick dinner. You somehow block out the “pimping” [There is a nice explanation on … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday…

…to my blog. It (I) survived a year of blogging.  A very big THANK YOU to those who have been reading my blog. Now, some cake…. share this via: (photo by Will Clayton, from flickr creative commons)

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There Are Side Effects to Attending a TED Event

This past weekend, I attended TEDxRainier 2011 , which was a very full day of inspiring, enlightening, thought-provoking, and humbling talks by speakers from various fields. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. The interdisciplinary examination of ideas and … Continue reading

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Doctor 007

Let’s imagine an action-packed screenplay full of suspense and intrigue and romance (just a little) and… medicine.  Yes, medicine. And why not? After all, in medicine we have potential for biochemical warfare, technological advances in diagnosing infectious disease in relatively … Continue reading

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Dear Electronic Medical Record

Dear EMR (Electronic Medical Record), Where to start? When we first met, I was enamored. We were both young and much less jaded back then. Things were simple. You knew what I needed and I knew what you needed. And it … Continue reading

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Eyes in the Exam Room

Scientific American published an article earlier this month that revealed the results of a study corroborating the idea that “we tend to be on our best behavior when we know that we are being observed.” The researchers actually demonstrated that posters … Continue reading

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Twitter Church

Engaging in Twitter as part of healthcare social media can feel a little like being part of a church. Here’s why: 1. There are preachers and notable figures (those with higher Klout scores) and there are followers. 2. There are … Continue reading

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