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Can the Physical Exam Help Decrease Health Care Costs?

If physicians and doctors in training were trained better in the physical exam, could that translate into health care dollars saved? I’ve written about the Physical Exam and how it’s often at odds against newer technologies in medicine. In today’s world, where labwork, xrays and CT scans are so readily available, many say the physical […]

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Are We Training Too Many Female Doctors?

Sorry for the controversial title but the topic of women in medicine is becoming quite a hot issue in recent years. Especially since over 50% of Canadian and US medical students are now female, one has to wonder about future work force implications, especially when these female docs decide to start their own families and […]

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Public Health Care Inefficiency

Wanted to post this yesterday, but the server was down. I’m all for voting and all. The results were surprising to me, especially the complete collapse of the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois. But DAAAAAAAAAAMN, lines were long. Elections Canada really has to hire more efficient staff. There were people sitting around doing NOTHING, while only […]

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Five Charities You Should Know About

As a medical or university  student, you probably have more debt than money. However having said that, I still believe donating money to worthy causes is still one of the best things you can do with your finances. I am quite skeptical about a lot of charities out there especially when it comes to their […]

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Economics

A New Beginning

So starts my second year in the long arduous journey of medicine. In the last year, I feel as if I’ve definitely changed as a person; to what extent I still do not know. But I also find myself more focused now and a bit more certain about the kind of future I want to […]

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The Business Model of Medicine and Money

Last week, The New York Times published an article titled, Putting a Price on Compassion by Dr. Pauline Chen which was a response to an opinion piece called Money and the Changing Culture of Medicine written by Dr. Pamela Hartzband and Dr. Jerome Groopman. Now all three authors have been talking about a subject that […]

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Democratic Healthcare

Just a short post, I am currently working on a big article that should be up within the next few days. Today, I read something interesting in the New York Times that reflected this concept of open source medicine and collaborative health care that I have been trying to define. Patients aren’t learning from Web […]