By: Shane Williams, MD Recently while in the OR assisting a C-section, I began to discuss the benefits of different instruments and techniques with my attending. I noticed that he was choosing to use a wound protector/retractor instead of manually retracting with other instruments. These wound retractors are one-time use instruments made of rubber and … More Healthcare and the Environment
Contributor – Robert Pearl, M.D. Originally published on Forbes.com in April 2019 In a shocking development that could transform the medical profession, the International Journal of Health Services published the findings of a study titled, “Primary care, specialty care, and life chances.” Using multiple regression analysis, the researchers concluded that “primary care is by far the most … More Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care?
By: Robin Brown, MD Earlier this month I had a sun-filled weekend in the Bay Area attending the National Transgender Health Summit hosted by UCSF. In between my hunt for the best burrito and rapid consumption of fancy coffee, I attended three days of conference. The content was widespread, addressing current practices as well as … More Notes from the 2019 National Transgender Health Summit
By: Ruben Tinajero, MS Five years ago, when I first came to Salt Lake City to obtain clinical psychology training at the University of Utah, I was excited about the opportunity to obtain research and clinical training in health psychology. During my second year in the program, I completed my first practicum training at the … More Embracing the Noise as a Clinical Psychology Trainee
By: Greg Jones, MD Some of my earliest and most formative experiences were in the garden with my dad. From earning a quarter for a bucket of weeds, to the treasure hunt of digging up a grouping of potatoes, I always find myself lusting for the growing season. That being said, I am writing this … More Encouragement for your spring garden!
Originally posted on JAMA Network, November 2018. To read the full article and more, click HERE. By: Amy Nicole Cowan, MD, MS1,2 Recently, I was the hospital attending physician on service when the team admitted an elderly patient. Despite the obvious end-of-life status, the family wanted everything done to keep the patient alive. They made … More Inappropriate Behavior by Patients and Their Families—Call It Out