Medicare

Is Medicare For All Possible

Maybe it’s sampling error, but I am seeing an increasing number of people who are being financially crushed by the US healthcare system. One recent patient had a real rhythm problem, one that could or should be fixed with a procedure. But…
Locum Tenens Work

Locum Tenens Work The most common questions

I receive a significant amount of email in response to my blog posts about locum tenens work. Curious colleagues (from surgeons to internists and emergency medicine physicians) ask for insider insight into this “mysterious business” of being a part-time or traveling physician.…
down syndrome

What is down syndrome

Today is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that…
measles

Can you die from measles

Is the measles fatal ? Some people may suffer from severe complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). They may need to be hospitalized and could die. As many as one out of every 20…
Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer screening methods

What methods are used to screen people for colorectal cancer Expert medical groups, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force , strongly recommend screening for colorectal cancer. Although minor details of the recommendations may vary, these groups generally recommend that people at average risk of colorectal cancer…