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Dear Physicians: You Are Far More Wealthy Than You Know.

-By A. Joseph Layon, MD, FACP. This article was written in response to Doctor Moeller’s Post: An Open Letter to Washington, D.C. From a Physician on the Front Lines With interest, I read and re-read Matthew Moeller’s Open Letter.  My … Continue reading

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How to Attend a Medical Conference Without Actually Being There.

Well, I’ve done it again. It seems that every time I try to make the early registration deadline for a conference, something seems to come up. One of the kids gets sick, a transmission breaks, I have a crazy week … Continue reading

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Infographic: 10 Revolutionary Medical Advancements on the Horizon.

I’ve said it never and I’ll say it again: Ya gotta love infographics! How else could you turn an otherwise random and often sleep-inducing jumble of important looking illustrations and maybe facts into an eye catching array that draws you … Continue reading

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Flash Mob Medical Research

It was my second day of residency, and something was afoot. As I made my way around my first rotation on the cardiac floor, my medical senses were tingling. There was something strange happening to all of my patients, I … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Accident Medical Claims Increase After Michigan Rescinds Helmet Law.

I wrote last year about the Michigan Legislature’s bold move to help improve the chances of people waiting to receive an organ transplant (see article here). As I discussed in that article, motorcycle riders are among the best organ donors, … Continue reading

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Should EMR’s Be Able To Talk to Each Other?

I’ve written several times before about my love/hate status with my EMR. While I enjoy using mine, I long for it’s usefulness to get to the next level. While the EMR is useful at tracking data, it’s greatest handicap right … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses Week!

Dear Nurses, Thanks for Everything You Do! -Originally posted at scrubsmag.com Related Posts: Be Nice to Nurses. . . Or Else!

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Why Medical Education Should Embrace Social Media

Social Media and Medical Education: Access Denied. -By Rebecca Hastings, D.O. I have never been very computer or tech savvy.  I’m not up-to-date on the latest technology, but I do have a smart phone and a laptop which I use … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Washington, D.C. From a Physician on the Front Lines.

-by Matthew Moeller M.D. I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and … Continue reading

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Why Physicians Should Learn to Pronounce Patient Names Properly

I have it on good authority that it’s not easy being green. But I’m willing to wager that it’s a whole lot easier when you have a lovable name like “Kermit”. Imagine being green (or brown) with a name like … Continue reading

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