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EDITOR’S NOTE: Medicine can be an all-consuming pursuit. Need proof? Sit 3-4 healthcare providers together at a table, and what is the automatic reaction? They talk about work. Recognizing this, you might have noticed that we’ve started a series entitled ‘Life Beyond Medicine’...

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Introduction In your first Emergency Department (ED) rotation, you are keen to practice your suturing technique. During a slow shift, you decide to take a look at the suture cart in minor treatment, and realize you can only recognize two of the types available. What is the difference...

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The Case: A previously healthy two month old male is brought in with no vital signs after a large aspiration. Paramedics began CPR immediately after arriving on scene ten minutes ago, but so far have not been able to get a pulse. They will arrive at the hospital shortly and the...

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“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.” - Stephen Hawking Batman vs. the Snake Oil Despite my somewhat fatalistic title, I love what I do. I’m like Batman. By day, I treat patients with heart disease, a. fib, or aortic stenosis and...