Friday, February 21, 2020

New posts

Here are three more new posts on Physician's Weekly.

A Nobel Prize winning economist insults all doctors, and I return the favor. Link.

"Doctors without scruples" describes three doctors who fell short in their dealings with patients and third parties. Link.

Unusual cases part 5. Don't put your feet on the dashboard. Link. This might happen.

Friday, January 10, 2020

More new posts

Here are a few new posts that recently appeared on Physician's Weekly. Click on the highlighted words. I hope you enjoy them. 

Unusual cases part 3 featuring this patient.

Unusual cases part 4 one of which was this.

About that trip to Mars. I discuss some significant medical hurdles that need to be addressed before a Mars colony can be established.

A doctor indicted on 25 counts of murder for allegedly prescribing overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl sued his former hospital for defamation. I explain the situation.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Unusual cases part 2

I just posted "Unusual cases part 2" on Physician's Weekly. Here is the link. Find out how this happened:

And what about this?

Or this?

Friday, October 25, 2019

Three more new posts

Here are three more new posts on Physician's Weekly.

The third leading cause of death revisited. Link.

The top 10 harms patients experience in hospitals. Link.

Bilateral pneumothoraces after acupuncture. Link.

The arrows point to collapsed lungs on both sides.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Three new posts on Physician's Weekly

I've been remiss in not keeping you updated on my blog posts on Physician's Weekly.

Here are my latest ones:

Next time you eat a club sandwich, think about this. Link. If accidentally swallowed, toothpicks can cause serious injury to organs (some of which you will find surprising) and death.

State rules surgeon whereabouts must be documented. Link. Minnesota has mandated that surgeons must log out of the operating room during a case and designate who is in charge while they are gone

Should speed eating contests be banned? Link. I discuss the subject include a bit about how professional speed eaters manage to wolf down 70 hot dog in 10 minutes. Yes, there is a research paper about speed eaters.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Two more unusual cases

My latest post on Physician's Weekly is about two more unusual cases. One case involves an eel in a place it should not be, and the other describes a nasogastric tube that found its way to a most unexpected position—the spinal canal. Here's the link.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Three unusual cases

My latest post on Physician's Weekly is about three cases that you don't see every day. Find out the story behind the x-rays below.

The one on the left is called "You couldn't do it again if you tried."