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New story: Matching Rings

One of my pieces was published in Pulse Magazine. It is about an experience I had with a young patient on the cancer wards. Click here to read Matching Rings.

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The tattoo

During a late-night emergency room shift, I took care of a cranky but high-spirited woman with back pain. A CT scan revealed a new compression fracture, and despite my attempts to persuade her to stay pain management and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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Time to act: advocacy for medical professionals

Given the current political climate in the US and abroad, friends and I have been brainstorming ways that providers at all levels can continue to provide equal access to care and advocate for disadvantaged populations.Advocacy includes procedures, prescriptions, counseling, networking, … Continue reading

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Versatile Blogger Award

  Thank you to ItsNotWhatItsWhy for nominating me! I am honored. Award Rules:  Thank the person who nominated you Share the award on your blog Share seven random facts about yourself Tag 15 fellow bloggers and let them know that … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Dear readers- I will be taking an extended hiatus to focus on other projects such as The Friendly Intern, my ever-growing collection of practical Q&A for medical students/residents, and Silkeater Stories, my fiction writing blog. Please feel free to continue … Continue reading

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Dialysis: a case study in medical ethics

When I was a medical student, I had a renal small-group leader who had practiced in the time before dialysis. He talked about what it was like to use this new technology. “It was life-changing, literally,” he said. “And hard work. We had … Continue reading

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Is sex ed still taught like this? Historical Disney video

Because Disney doesn’t own enough of my childhood already, I sometimes go looking for some of their less well-known videos. Given that we’re learning about the menstrual cycle now, I thought this 1949 educational video was timely. It’s interesting to contrast how … Continue reading

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