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Doctor vs. Quack

24 Oct 2018

For example, my roommate who is sharp in finance but has no scientific training believes that dish detergent residues on dishes cause cancer, which is why she only washes her dishes with water. ...

Am I Going to Die?

24 Oct 2018

Another case of chest pain. Almost anyone who comes to the ED with complaints of chest pain gets admitted. First task is to rule out ACS or Acute Coronary Syndrome. The differentials for chest pain...

A Man's Last Days

24 Oct 2018

To be fair, he did look very uncomfortable all the time, but we didn’t know how to make him feel better; until one day, we didn’t have to worry any more. Let’s rewind the clock.

Haiti - Flying Bullets

24 Oct 2018

“Get down! Get down! It’s gunshots!” The local paramedic yelled out....

What You Never Knew About Canadian Doctors Outside Canada

24 Oct 2018

But when I do say that I am a doctor, people’s reaction is usually “Oh wow.” They think that I must live in luxury on the Upper East Side, drive a Mercedes-Benz or some other fancy vehicle, and...

The Spice of Life

23 Oct 2018

Very few of us would argue against the notion that spices (and to a lesser extent, their leafy cousins, herbs) play an important role in our culinary preferences. These days it would be almost...

Medical Uses of Cannabis

18 Oct 2018

The reality is that marijuana’s designation as an illegal substance has really limited the amount of research done on the subject and most claims simply have no evidence one way or the other.

Dissecting the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Campaign

4 Oct 2018

You are probably familiar with the American Heart Association’s "Go Red for Women" campaign. Its goal is to raise awareness about heart disease among women. They have a series of add campaigns that...

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