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  • Immigrants, Insurance and Nonprofits: Our Generation’s Obligation

  • Created June 28, 2017 by Matt Agritelley
  • Republished with permission from here. The future of American health care remains uncertain. It was only a few weeks ago that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) narrowly evaded the congressional guillotine a mere seven years after its installation. On March 25th, millions of Americans learned they would retain the coverage they have had since the...VIEW >
  • Internal Medicine: The “Classic” Physician

  • Created June 26, 2017 by Brent Schnipke
  • If the average reader is asked to imagine a typical medical student, he or she might picture the following scene: a group of frazzled young people in short white coats, scurrying around the wards of a large academic medical center. They travel in hordes, flocking to the nearest attending, who calmly asks them asinine questions...VIEW >
  • Your Gap Year Job Doesn’t Matter

  • Created June 23, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Listeners ask, we answer. A flood of listener questions this week!  It’s probably due in part to medical school application season has begun, which means medical school applicants are trying to figure out if they have what it takes…on paper.  For instance, an anonymous listener (“Meldor”) called in to find out what kinds of gap...VIEW >
  • Quiz of the Week: How Would You Manage This Rancher’s Lesion?

  • Created June 23, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 22-year-old male presents with a one-week history of a lesion on his index finger after working at his uncle’s sheep ranch two weeks earlier. When he first noticed the lesion, it was a small firm papule and accompanied by a low grade fever. Examination now reveals a targetoid lesion on his right index finger...VIEW >
  • Q&A with Dr. Alison Stansfield, Learning Disability Psychiatrist

  • Created June 22, 2017 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Alison Stansfield, MBChB, MRCPsych, MD is the clinical lead and consultant psychiatrist for the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS). This is an adult all-IQ autism diagnostic service which also provides consultancy and training. She is a regular lecturer for the Andrew Sims Centre on topics such as autism, learning disabilities, Mental Capacity Act, deprivation of...VIEW >
  • Deprescription: In the context of palliative care

  • Created June 21, 2017 by Ian Wee
  • “Why is Mr X on statins?” asked the palliative consultant. “He has been on statins for a long while given his poor cholesterol profile, even before he was referred to us,” the palliative registrar replied. “What is his prognosis?” the consultant continued. “Three months”. “So why is he still on statins? Does it improve his...VIEW >
  • What is Jaundice?

  • Created June 21, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • You may have had a friend or relative whose newborn baby had jaundice but do you know what that actually means or how it’s treated? Well, jaundice is a condition where the skin and eyes take on a yellowish color due to increased levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream. Bilirubin can be either unconjugated or...VIEW >

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