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What Does It Mean To Be A Board-Certified Sleep Specialist?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In the realm of sleep, it can be helpful to explore the meaning of some commonly used descriptors and how they have changed over the years to ensure that you get the care that you need.

Life-Saving Skills Needed Earlier in Medical Education

David Greenky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Greenky

Although EMT training may not make students instant stars in the emergency room, they are able to enrich their clinical experience by participating on the front lines of patient care.

Breaking It Down: Medical Internship

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although a vague and often confusing title to those outside of the medical field, the position of medical intern is a vital bridge from those just completing medical school to becoming well on one's way to independently practicing medicine.

Clinical Karma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Having medical training is a great privilege, and the source of, at times, quite literal life and death power. With that power comes a grave responsibility -- but bearing that is a privilege as well. Medical training is not a product of good fortune, but of willful preparation.

Can We Let Doctors Be Human?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Ofri's books explore the "other world" of medicine -- emotions. Writing, Ofri told me, "began as a way to walk through some intense experiences and process my feelings." Her books are also "thank yous" to her patients who have taught her how to, and made her a better, doctor.

From a Young Doctor: A Tribute to Nurses

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

As we celebrate this year's Nurses Week, I am reminded of the Hippocrates saying that the goal of medicine is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always." This, too, I learn through daily example from the amazing nurses I work with.

Improving Medical Education in Rwanda

Adam C. Levine | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

One of the wonderful things about knowledge and training is that they are inherently renewable resources. Unlike drugs and equipment, knowledge never has a stock-out, never breaks down, and never stops working when the power goes out.

It's Time to Jumpstart Quality Improvement Initiatives in Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Where quality improvement was once a glimmering idealistic notion conjured up by a few pockets of ambitious doctors, it is fast becoming recognized as a permanent fixture in our nation's medical infrastructure.

Will Today's Medical Students Make Inferior Doctors Because They Google Medical Information Instead of Memorizing It?

Quora | Posted 01.12.2013 | Health News
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jae Won Joh, Sleepy Medical Student No. It is so frustrating when older docs claim that med student...

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

Miss America Nicole Johnson: Changing The Landscape Of Chronic Illness

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

I first met Nicole last year when she was the key speaker at Diabetes Sisters' "Weekend for Women." I was then, and continue to be, impressed by her passion for better serving people with chronic illness.

What's Wrong With Medical Education Today?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Anatomy class in medical school has been reduced to a mere eight weeks during the first year of medical school, instead of the full year that comprised my education 40 years ago.

Dr. Government Will See You Now

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

Any American-trained physician could truthfully be called 'Dr. Government', and we all need to repay our debt to society by caring for any one who needs it, regardless of political affiliation.