What Do They Think You Do, Exactly?

August 24, 2015
If you've ever wondered if your patients actually understand what you do every day, the following isn't going to reassure you that they do. The…

Speaking in Tongues: Learning a Foreign Language. . .Fast

August 24, 2015
Whether you're planning a trip to France for a CME event or a family vacation in China, you can learn at least a little bit of the lingo to speak

The World's Oldest Doctor Joke?

August 17, 2015
A man goes to the doctor and says, "Every morning when I wake up, I feel dizzy for half an hour, then I feel fine." The doctor replies, "So get up a…

Not for Medicinal Purposes

August 17, 2015
Cocktails are having a revival, with bartenders across the country resurrecting forgotten recipes and devising new ones themselves. In the spirit…

Meating Resistance

August 17, 2015
No one needs to tell you about the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, the subject of countless medical journal and newspaper articles, and…

Tired? Try a "Nappuccino"

August 9, 2015
Having survived med school, internship, and residency, you probably consider yourself somewhat of an expert in the art of taking naps. Now…

European Delivery: A New Car and a Vacation

July 28, 2015
If you’re like most luxury car customers these days, buying a new car means going through the usual negotiating and haggling at a dealership…

Challenges and Charms of Medical Marriages

July 28, 2015
When Dr. Lypson recently presented her relationship study at grand rounds in Michigan, the room was packed—and the online conversation among…

Finding Inspiration in an Unusual Place: Empty Pharmaceutical Boxes

July 27, 2015
Artists are inspired by many things, but Spanish artist Sara Landeta found her inspiration in an unusual place:  empty cardboard pharmaceutical…

Space Needs Doctors, Too

July 26, 2015
Attention all you science fiction geeks: Remember Dr. McCoy on the original Star Trek series? His “I’m just a country doctor,”…

Disco Can Save Lives

July 26, 2015
You probably know comic actor Ken Jeong as a crazy professor on the formerly NBC, now Yahoo, comedy Community, or as gangster Leslie Chow in the…

Medicine in the 1700s: Dr. William Cullen's Letters Now Online

July 20, 2015
Thinkstock/Steven Wynn What was it like to practice medicine in the late 1700s? Now you can find out, in the words of a famous eighteenth century…

My Doctor is Dr Pepper

July 20, 2015
A 104-year-old woman in Fort Worth, Texas, credits Dr Pepper soft drinks for her longevity. “People try to give me coffee for breakfast,”…

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly

July 13, 2015
Matt McCarthy photo by Nina Subin During his internship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, while on his first week of infectious…

Crash Course in the Business of Medicine

July 13, 2015
Thinkstock Residents and fellows at the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York got at least an overview of…

The Doctor Will Sting You Now

July 7, 2015
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Physician Fashionistas

June 25, 2015
You may think your patients don't notice what you're wearing, but a new study says you're wrong. While it may not matter whether your shirts come…

Complications: Doctor as Crime-Fighting Hero

June 25, 2015
The opening scene is foreboding. We see a lovely suburban home, but it's nighttime in the middle of a thunderstorm. Three dark, silhouetted figures…

A Doc's Guide to Choosing the Best Investment Advisor

June 6, 2015
Wavebreakmedia Ltd It’s difficult to find unbiased information about choosing an investment advisor, but most physicians…

A Recipe for a Rewarding Practice

June 6, 2015
By 2008, Dr. John Principe had had enough. The long hours and stubborn health setbacks among his chronically ill patients had taken their toll…