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Becoming a Doctor: Communication, collaboration and developing a medical curriculum

Professor Gerry Humphris at the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews will be hosting this seminar presented by Myriam Deveugele, Professor in Health Care at the department of Family Practice and Primary Health Care, Medical Faculty of Ghent University on… 17 more words


Google to experiment with offering video-chat doctor consultations when you search for medical information

Just in time for flu season, Google is experimenting with a feature that provides live video-chat advice to searchers looking for information on some medical conditions. 405 more words


The Worst Patients

It is a well-known fact that “doctors and nurses make the worst patients”.  But do we…?  Or is it just that we are average, every-day patients who are held to a higher standard because of the high standards we place upon our patients? 643 more words


Martha Coakley and Her Tree of Hate

The sixth in a series of articles about the travails of Dr. Kishore is now posted here.  I posted about it here.  Dr. Kishore is ” the Christian doctor who innovated the Massachusetts Model of addiction treatment. 40 more words

Health Freedom

Saving Lives... or Averting Death?

The ‘superhero’ mantra physicians would love most to tout when asked what our work entails would likely be, “Saving lives and stamping out disease!” At the very least, that’s how the primetime dramas would like to portray it, and what we’d like to tell children on Career Days. 696 more words


Instances health care professionals were less than professional - and less than caring

September 2012

Having struggled with anxiety all my life, in September of 2012 I started suffering from what seemed like mild panic attacks. I had been diagnosed with MS nine months before and found out that Avonex not only wasn’t doing anything to prevent disease progression but it was also messing up my liver and thyroid. 659 more words

Multiple Sclerosis

I Wish My Vet Saw People

If you follow me on Twitter (@GregKatz2), Facebook, or on these posts you know I have a black lab named Tashi that was diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) about seven years ago. 752 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness