Daylight Savings Time Reminds Us How We Need More Sleep, Even Sleep Researchers

By: Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM The beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the spring, when we “spring forward,” is always a great opportunity to remind people the importance of sleep. It is estimated that 1/3rd of adults sleep less than the recommended 7-9 hrs of sleep and the rates of sleep deficiency are … More Daylight Savings Time Reminds Us How We Need More Sleep, Even Sleep Researchers

A note to the patient who came to the emergency department alone

By: Zoe Cross, MD I didn’t know what was wrong with you, despite having asked you all my questions except the one I reserve for when you may have the answer I cannot:what do you think is wrong?you looked at me and said(quietly, steadily, simply)everythingand I couldn’t disagree. I could see there was a problem … More A note to the patient who came to the emergency department alone

How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?

By: Kyle Jones, MD, FAAFPOriginally published on opmed.doximity.com in October 2018 One of the few people who may actually understand how all the myriad pieces of the U.S. healthcare system work together is Stanford University healthcare economist Victor Fuchs, PhD. In a recently published article in JAMA, he explored how inefficiently the U.S. system operates. He concluded that our nation’s micro-efficiency, or … More How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?

Fellowship Series: Community Medicine – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

By: Melissa See, MD, MPA Community. At 15 years old, even before I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, or at least for a big chunk of it, I knew that whatever I spent my life doing, it would be serving the community. Fast forward 20 years, I … More Fellowship Series: Community Medicine – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!