Archive for December, 2010


December 20th, 2010

Residents’ Christmas Carol Sing-Along

The 12 Days of Christmas (Come on! Sing along!) On the first day of Christmas, the ER sent to me… A cardiac arrest without a DNR. On the second day of Christmas, the ER sent to me… Two gunshot wounds, And a cardiac arrest without a DNR. On the third day of Christmas, the ER […]

December 13th, 2010

Healthy Is Not Always Convenient

7-11s and McDonalds are everywhere. They are successful because they are convenient, and we embrace convenience. We don’t want to go out of our way for anything. We have evolved into a society of drive-throughs, Internet shoppers, and Garmin users. If a short cut exists, we take it. Probably two or three times every day, patients ask […]

December 6th, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors

I saw two patients last week that really made me scratch my head. The first was a 15-year-old girl who was smoking a pack of cigarettes daily and had been for 3 years; the other was a 26-year-old man who smoked 1.5 packs daily for 10 years and had recurrent oral ulcers and bleeding gums. […]

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