By: Rachel Goossen, MD In May 2019, headlines of a study out of University of Michigan hit the lay media: “New Doctors’ DNA Ages 6 Times Faster Than Normal in First Year.” Using DNA samples submitted by medical residents across the country, the Intern Health Study measured telomere length before and after residents completed their … More Doctors Need Help Too
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
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: 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
By: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), addressed an audience at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City earlier this month (1). She had a lot to say about civic engagement, including an interesting description of how Australia was able to cut gun violence after a mass shooting incident. The … More How Australia Stopped Mass Shootings