Category Archives: Top 5

5 Things No One Taught Me in Residency

Below is a Repost of a previous article, that is appropriate to this time of year. Since medical school, I’ve gone through an additional 6 years of training, read countless volumes of medical literature, and had the fortune of having … Continue reading

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Top 10 Advances in Medicine (1-5)

As promised, here’s the conclusion of my list of the Top 10 advances in medicine.  As stated before, here are the ground rules: I’m not ranking surgical advances,  I’m sticking to American medical problems, and we’re not including public health … Continue reading

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Top 10 Advances in Medicine (6-10)

I’ve been thinking lately about all the great advances in medicine over the years. There have been lots of them. And despite everything you’ve heard about looming cuts in healthcare, I have no doubt that the hits will keep on … Continue reading

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Top 5 Trivial Things No One Taught Me in Training.

Since medical school, I’ve gone through an additional 6 years of training, read countless volumes of medical literature, and had the fortune of having some great teachers. Through it all, experience has been the greatest teacher, which I suppose is … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things You Don’t Know About Your Doctor.

  1. Your doctors never actually stood up, raised their right hand and took the Hippocratic Oath. If they did, they don’t remember it. The closest thing they’ve taken to a Hippocratic Oath is that time they swore they’re never … Continue reading

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Top 5 OTC Meds That Would Require a Presciption if Released Today

Looking at the administrative, legal, and safety hurdles that drug companies have to jump through today, I can’t help but feel (some, just a little) pity for them. I’m sure right now there’s a drug company executive waxing nostalgic over … Continue reading

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