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: 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: Aaron Gale, MD “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” I’m pretty sure I’ve been asked this question at every interview I’ve ever had. It’s a great question, and it’s certainly one we ask of applicants to our residency program. Yet, thinking about where I am right now and thinking back on the … More Where Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?
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