Move Over Viagra: A Cup of Coffee May Solve ED

According to the NIH, approximately 5% of 40-year-old men and at least 15% of 65-year-old men have experienced erectile dysfunction (ED) on a recurring basis. The Cleaveland Clinic stated that as many as 70% of men 70 or older...

How Will I Ever Be a Doctor if I’m Terrified of Vomit?

I recently read an article in The Atlantic on Anxiety. The author, Scott Stossel, devotes several paragraphs on his fear of vomiting – called emetophobia. It stopped me in my tracks: I’m not alone. I don’t remember life without...

Breaking the Bad News…How Do Clinicians Do It?

I was working in the ER a few days ago when we received a call from the city medics: Mercy, this is Medic 2. Coming in with a 62-year-old male in cardiac arrest. Patient is intubated and is undergoing chest compressions since...

How to Read an EKG: Med Student Edition

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1961: Soviet Doctor Removes His Own Appendix

“On the morning of April 29th, 1961 I did not feel well,” noted Dr. Leonid Rogozov, a physician stationed in Antarctica for the Sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition. This feeling eventually escalated to characteristic upper...

Why Does Healthcare in America Cost SO Much?

There are a lot of talking points flying around the public sphere about the true nature of America’s sky-high healthcare costs: Are malpractice suits to blame? Or is it the resulting defensive medicine? Is there...

Is an M.D./M.B.A. Worth It?

  Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, discusses the benefits of an MBA for physicians. He explains each of the vital 4 C’s offered by MBA programs: 1) Connections 2)...

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