OR Etiquette – Appearance

The OR can be a scary place to be if you aren’t familiar with the rules and regulations. I was fortunate to have been allowed to shadow in the OR since I was in high school so I had a basic knowledge of what to expect when it came to my clinical rotations and starting … More OR Etiquette – Appearance

Probiotics & Skincare

I grew up under the notion that all bacteria is bad bacteria. Working in healthcare I am constantly washing my hands and sanitizing my phone, stethoscope and pens to kill off any lurking bacteria. When patients are sick we prescribe antibiotics to fend off bacterial infections. Everywhere we look are antibacterial wipes and sprays. All this focus on … More Probiotics & Skincare

Doctors Versus Diets

About a year ago I adopted a mainly plant-based diet, or as my colleagues jokingly call it, a flexitarian which is a term to describe a vegetarian who very rarely eats meat. To preface my decision to radically change my diet, it helps to have a bit of a background. In October of 2015 my … More Doctors Versus Diets

A Tale of Two Patients

Two patients.
Two Outcomes.
One Common Problem.

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In 2015 there were more than 33,000 overdose deaths. This number rose to more than 64,000 deaths in 2016 and these numbers show no signs of slowing down. To put these numbers in perspective, more than double the number of people died by drug overdose last year than the number of people killed by gun violence.
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