An (Epi)Pen That is Mightier than the Sword

Man down. It’s a typical Thanksgiving family get-together. But within ten minutes, your great-uncle takes a stab at the interesting looking sesame salad located behind the steaming sweet potato pie. Immediately after tasting it,...

What is the Most Complex Surgical Procedure?

Surgery…How would you define it? In an eloquent fashion, it can be described as the act of invasively treating a patient’s problem by dissecting into their body in order to access the source of concern and rectify the anatomy....

Oh Hello Flo!

For whatever reason, the concept of “the period” has remained taboo for centuries. In various religious traditions, women are considered impure during menstruation and were often forbidden from partaking in religious rituals or...

Physicians: A History of Healing and Torture

“Primum Non Nocere” – Do No Harm Every year, just before the weather chills and the trees begin to brace themselves against the long nights ahead, loads of medical students around the country gather in...

The Medyssey (A Thought Provoking Odyssey on Medicine)

An ode of old, that is not often told, This is a story to make the human body unfold. Healing is an art, a practice for the bold, Where have we come, in this journey untold? Are we at a place where human suffering has been...

10 Highest Paid Medical Specialties

Helping people is great, but let’s be honest, those $300,000 in loans you owe won’t pay themselves. If you’re a med student who is “all about the Benjamins,” here’s where you can find them. 1....

The Two Dreaded Words for Every Clinician

A regular day as an ER physician is incomplete without getting called for a patient with “chest pain.” It is like working as a construction worker without having used any cement all day!   Cardiovascular health is one of...

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