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."

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Who still uses a pager?


Here's my latest post on Physician's Weekly. Who still uses a pager? Probably more than you think. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

More germs than a toilet seat


My new post on Physician's Weekly. "More germs than a toilet seat." Why is the toilet seat the gold standard to which everything else is compared? To read it, click here.

Monday, May 20, 2019



My new post on Physician's Weekly is Who is my doctor? The advent of hospitalists and "teams" of physicians has negatively impacted patients' perceptions of who is taking care of them.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019



Here is my latest post on Physician's Weekly. 

"Do you have CoPaGA Syndrome?" Do you even know what it is?

You can read it here.