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Category Archives: What I Read Wednesday

Antibiotic Audit

“Sure, this may be viral, but whenever he gets a virus he always gets a bacterial sinusitis afterward.  Can’t we just have the antibiotic now to head it off at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: VITAMEATAVEGA– Now Wait a MINute!

You can fairly readily recognize those in a patient population who fall among the nutters of the medical world.  Upon opening their charts, a long (long) list of drug ‘allergies’ … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Cat Crap

“But they need their freedom, cats.  They need to feel wild sometimes.” My friend sips her coffee and jiggles a bright pink mouse in front of her tabby’s face.  He … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

What I Read Wednesday: Hey Fatty

Well that got your attention, didn’t it? If you’re one of the 55% of Americans who are overweight or obese reading this, I apologize.  I didn’t mean to be offensive.  … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Baubles, Bows, and Curves

Fashion and appearances in general have been on my mind the last few months –  peripherally, of course – as I slog through residency interviews. To be fair, I’m going into … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Bully For You

Medical school is an awful lot of things. It’s opportunity. It’s exciting. It’s fulfilling. But it’s also frightening. And tiring. It’s time and family and outside interest consuming. And it’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Screeds and Slinkies

I caught a short discussion on this controversial article on NPR’s Morning Edition while driving to work a few days back and, now that the madness of submitting my ERAS application … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

What I Read Wednesday

On this edition of What I Read Wednesday… …Portland designer Beth Birdsong Stokes has some clever suggestions for incorporating those nifty old suitcases and trunks you’ve got lying about into … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

What I Read Wednesday: Junk Schmunk

At 1pm this Wednesday, dogma suddenly changed. I love it when dogma changes. It’s a pleasantly swift kick in the gut reminding us of the inexplicable complexity and beauty that is our … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

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