To get an education, this young man was putting himself at risk of chronic pain and traumatic brain injury because it was the only path he saw open to him. I prayed he would be benched.
The assumption is that marijuana is safe, and even good for our health. But as anyone who uses weed will tell you, these are not your grandma’s pot brownies.
Mammograms now include information about breast density. But what to do about breast density remains controversial. Has the advocacy outpaced the science?
As healthcare workers, we are problem solvers. We have to be. There are a handful of people whose lives I have saved with quick thinking. I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything. But wanting to jump to a solution means we sometimes fail to listen, to sit with a friend, patient, or colleague, and be a companion in their suffering.
I now know that everything that I was taught about opioids was wrong.
In-flight emergencies are just another reminder that you're never not a doctor.