We became doctors to help people and share our love of medicine. This is our way of making that dream a reality. We want to help you better understand medicine and your health. 100 years ago people got sick or injured and most of the time they…
Summer is upon us. So I thought this would be an appropriate post.
While some of you may not need this post, I suck at fishing. I am about as graceful casting with a fly rod as a bull in a china store. (Henry says no one has been to a china store since 1900. Maybe a bull in a Chihuly glass art exhibit is a more hip/modern metaphore?) Anyways, point is, I get a lot of fish hooks stuck in my hand.
If you can’t just pull the thing out (which sometimes you can), the problem is that the barb on the end of the hook is doing its job.
After a recent New York Times article on the amazing benefits of coffee, this article my friend and colleague Emergency Physician Dr. Michael Miller sent me by Shimamoto et al made me more excited than the last Game of Thrones season premiere. But is it true?
Before becoming a doctor, I never knew so many people walked around every day wondering if some part of their body was infected. Ever since medical school, my family, friends, and (sometimes) strangers alike seem to want to show me their random, often disturbing body parts, and want to know if they have an infection. Once a stranger in an elevator tore off his shirt to show me his recent surgical incision.
I have seen people put just about everything on their scrapes. Yes, everything. This includes bleach and semen. To be specific, it was a combination of bleach and semen in a 1:1 ratio. It did not work and I would recommend you avoid such a concoction unless you are into that sort of thing.