Is a Well-Rested Doctor a Better Doctor?

Do better hours for medical students and residents result in better patient care? It’s difficult to tell since no real well-controlled study has been published. Work hour limits have improved the lifestyle of junior doctors, but decreasing their fatigue seems to have had little effect on how patients actually do. Read more in NY Times.

Learning to See the Strike Zone With One Eye

A very inspiring story of an college athelete who lost his eye from an injury while playing baseball.  Despite the thought that he would never play baseball again, he is and playing at the level if not better than before his injury. Read more in NY Times.

Medical tourism–it’s cheap but beware of the risks!

More and more Americans are going to Asia for cosmetic surgery, where surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty or Asian eyelid surgery are the cost of what they are here in the States. There are serious risks to having surgical procedures overseas–it’s not so much the risk for the surgery but more so the complications that …

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