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  • The Oncologist's Ethical Dilemma Medical professionals often face ethical challenges. Learn about how oncologists might navigate the four major pillars of medicine and when a lack of medical intervention may be justifiable.
  • Is Racism in Nursing Alive and Well? Viral video of strained interaction between a nurse practitioner and an African American patient who is pregnant appears openly racist. Is the account all it seems?
  • Work-Life Balance Is Achievable but Not Always It's important for any young person starting out on a medical career to know that there is no right way to achieve work-life balance.
  • AHA 2022 The AHA Presidential Address That Could Change Medicine A cardiologist writes an open letter of gratitude to Dr Michelle A. Albert, the first Black woman to serve as president of the American Heart Association.
  • Is Bacterial Resistance the Next Pandemic? Fears that a new health policy in the UK increases the risk of emerging bacteria resistance is just one sign that we are still not doing things right.
  • Staying Healthy During Step 1 A med student offers ways to prioritize your health as you study for the Step 1 exam.
  • Moaning Works for Me: Why It's a Good Gauge of Pain An experienced nurse explains why encouraging patients to verbalize pain any way possible helps guide treatment options.
  • Four-Day Workweeks Work for Doctors Too Four-day workweeks are gaining popularity as we adjust to post-pandemic workplace changes. Though not new in medicine, if you are not already taking part in this trend, it may be worth checking out.
  • Do You Really Know Your Patient? It's a Key to Health Equity Making stronger connections with patients and listening to their stories offer a better way to improve healthcare delivery than merely recording their social and economic disparities.
  • Burned Out? Maybe It's Time for a Medical Sabbatical What if a medical sabbatical could offer physicians both recovery and rejuvenation?
  • Confusion Over COVID Health Law Waivers May Hurt Physicians With many healthcare laws waived during the COVID pandemic, practices should confirm that they have been properly following the law and prepare for enforcement to increase.
  • Gisele Barreto Fetterman is a Hero The stakes are simply too high for this lesson from Fetterman's story to be drowned out by political noise.
  • The Importance of the Need for Hope Healthcare professionals are a symbol of hope, yet they are not immune to fear and despair. Where do we turn when we experience damage to hope.
  • Screen Time for Kids: What’s the Big Deal? Less is better when it comes to screen time for kids and more “in real life” is best!
  • Near-death Experiences Near-death experiences have a profound impact on those who experience them.
  • How Does Cellular Immunity Work? Cellular immunity and antibodies are both key to the vaccine and booster response for COVID-19.
  • Benefits of Early Clinical Exposure Why medical schools are increasingly encouraging early clinical exposure.
  • We Want to Suck Your Blood! A microbiologist reflects on the use of horseshoe crabs by the pharmaceutical industry for the potent endotoxin detector in their blood and why it might be time to stop.
  • Four Methods to Chip Away at Imposter Syndrome Lorenzo Norris, MD, takes a look at the rise in the prevalence of imposter syndrome in healthcare professionals and gives some practical points to start reclaiming our authentic self.
  • Addressing Cervical Cancer Screening in Sexual Minorities Cisgender women who are sexual minorities are poorly screened for cervical cancer. How can we change that?