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Attitude: Reframing a Bad Diagnosis

As medical practitioners it can be our job to inform patients of serious illness. Any diagnosis that is new to the patie ...

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Wearable Technology Is Helpful, But Not Perfect

We have all seen this scenario before: A patient comes in and tells you that they've seen a concerning reading on their ...

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IV Tocilizumab Shortage for Rheumatology Patients: ...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to our daily rheumatology practices: From the initial switch to mostly ...

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Moving Forward

With so many stories circulating about our collective struggle to "return to normal" after the last year and a half, I h ...

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Focus on the Task

Effective leaders, in any space, have the ability to successfully modulate their emotions as part of self-regulation. Th ...

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How to Withdraw Life Support

This is a follow-up to my previous blog on palliative care. A year ago, I joined the critical care team in my hospital's ...

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Palliative Care Starts Sooner Than You Think!

Last year, I transitioned from being an ER PA to a critical care PA, now working in our hospital's ICU. It was not the h ...

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Innovation in a Post-Pandemic World: What We Have ...

So much has changed since January of this year. By now, most states are working to get back to some sense of normalcy wh ...

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An Exciting Prospect for an Old SSRI in the COVID- ...

Can an old selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluvoxamine, prevent individuals infected with COVID-19 from s ...

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