Doctors

Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

It may surprise you to know that doctors, in fact, get our most up-to-date medical knowledge from the National Enquirer (Man Gives Birth to Baby With Wooden Leg, Hospitalized With Splinters!), Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Edition) and Reader’s Digest. The “I am Joe’s Pancreas, Kidney or Ovary” series personally got me through first year medical school. A recent issue of Readers Digest discussed te... »

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

The white coat gives a specific emotional response from patients. Traditionally, they were beige, but white is synonymous with innocence, being trustworthy, cleanliness and life. In the past, doctors wore their street clothes most often or black, reflecting the mortality and frequent deaths seen in their chosen profession. Today, the coats lend an air of professionalism and evoke feelings of a doc... »

25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

25 Skills Every Doctor Should Possess

As many ScienceBlogs readers know by now, last month Popular Mechanics published a list on their website of “25 Skills Every Man Should Know,” which included such esoteric talents as “frame a wall” and “extend your wireless network.” How these two made the list over such accomplishments as “find tickets to a Hannah Montana concert,” or “pass gas anonymously on an airplane flight” is beyond me, but... »

Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages

Why doctors marry doctors: Exploring medical marriages

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means love is in the air for everyone, even busy physicians. Find out why a fellow health care professional may be your best match this holiday. Nearly 40 percent of physicians are likely to marry another physician or health care professional, according to the 2014 Work/Life Profiles of Today’s Physician  released last year by AMA Insurance. Many physici... »

Girl Is Separated From Her Parasitic Twin In Risky Operation

Girl Is Separated From Her Parasitic Twin In Risky Operation

A little girl has traveled from Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa to Illinois in order to receive a daring operation to remove her parasitic twin, in what the hospital describes as an “exceedingly rare variant of an already exceedingly rare condition.” The child, known only as Dominique, was born with the lower half of her undeveloped conjoined twin’s body – including two legs a... »

Are we training a generation of soft doctors?

Are we training a generation of soft doctors?

I watch as my almost-2-year-old daughter awkwardly climbs the stairs. I do not hold her hand, but I do not turn my back on her either. She is still clumsy, and her little-bowed legs often miss their targeted landing spots. She holds on to the rail with a vice grip that steadies each monumental step forward and upward. Every so often she wobbles as she miscalculates the distances and her toes barel... »

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

Without them, we wouldn’t have open heart surgery, blood banks, syphilis testing, automatic defibrillators, laser cataract removal, and the list keeps going… 1. Dr. Ben Carson: the only neurosurgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head, and the first to perform intrauterine neurosurgery on a fetus in the womb. Mike Theiler / AFP / Via gettyimages.com Long before he got involved wit... »

Study Shows That Doctors Make Better Hospital Leaders

Study Shows That Doctors Make Better Hospital Leaders

Have you ever watched CBS’ television show Undercover Boss? Each episode, a company’s CEO dons a disguise to work incognito among the company employees. Each episode concludes with the CEO realizing how much he or she has to learn and how things need to change, followed by a series of heartwarming scenes: the CEO and employees crying, people cheering and applauding, dogs and cats huggi... »

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