Anonymous Physician Reviews
Should we ignore anonymous physician reviews? Are they a fair form of free speech? Or are they subject to bias and potentially libelous? See my article on KevinMD.com. Comment here or on the website!
Do pets promote your microbiome?
As a new pet owner (meet Jaxon!) I immediately noticed how much “overlap” there is with dog life and my life. Licks, kisses, and paws on you that have been…God knows where. And while I wouldn’t trade it for the world, the infectious-conscious doctor in me wonders if this is a good thing or bad
Think you may have IBS?
It’s IBS Awareness Month. Take the easy and free screening test from the ACG by clicking here.
Even a half-sibling with colon cancer is a high risk factor
Half-siblings of people with colon cancer have nearly the same colon cancer risk as full siblings do — a 6% cumulative lifetime risk compared with 7% — and a higher risk than other second-degree relatives have, researchers recently reported. The risk may be due both to genetics and to shared environmental factors, and the finding
Is physician burnout really “moral injury”?
Physician burnout is really “moral injury”. In combat veterans moral injury is called post-traumatic stress; among physicians it’s portrayed as burnout. It’s a symptom of a bigger problem, the failures of our healthcare system.