Category Archives: Health News

Average physicians are extraordinary Amy Cho, MD | Physician | January 3, 2019 I am just another average physician. It wasn’t my first return from maternity leave, but this busy ED shift wasn’t going well. I kept putting off breast-pumping to complete “just one more thing.” Then my son’s school secretary called. I had told our nanny the… Read more »

Here’s the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System

TIME  >  Health By Markham Heid December 20, 2018 Some people seem to breeze through cold-and-flu season without so much as a sniffle. What’s their secret? Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active… Read more »

Genuine empathy goes a long way

MEDPAGE TODAY’S Philip DeGaetano, MD | Physician | December 17, 2018 Not including residency, I have been caring for patients for five years. But was I really caring about them? We all took the oath to do no harm. We all began our journey into medicine with intentions to make a difference in patient’s lives.… Read more »

Not all doctors are physicians Ira Nash, MD | Physician | August 28, 2018 A colleague recently sent me a link to the American College of Cathopathic Physicians a new organization whose mission “is to protect the professional autonomy and advocate for a full, broad scope of practice for DNPs as a ‘cathopathic physician’ completely equal in every way to our MD… Read more »

The evolution of the stethoscope Christopher Johnson, MD | Physician | November 13, 2018 The stethoscope. Nothings says “I’m a doctor” more than the stethoscope in a pocket or draped around the neck. Forty-five years ago when I got my first one, a gift from my physician-father, the former was more common. Then we were more likely to wear… Read more »