The Pulse by Sermo

Blueberry muffin baby

Could this be a Blueberry Muffin Baby?

~ By a retired Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist in Canada A recent patient case on Sermo reminded me of seeing an 11-day-old baby with reddish-blue skin lesions and mild hepatomegaly. This presentation reminded me of a…

Happy work space

What Makes a Happy Work Space?

With so much of one’s life being spent working, it’s ideal for your work space to be one that makes you feel peaceful and happy. Of course, what makes a “happy” work space is completely…

Predatory medical journals

Malignant Growth of Cancer Journals

~ Dr. Dennis Morgan Solicitations from predatory journals are not just spam—they’re malicious. They pose as legitimate journals to attract researchers and academics. For a fee, they will provide you with a citation but no…

Doctors bad handwriting

Best Excuse for Doctors’ Bad Handwriting

It is quite an old stereotype that doctors have terrible handwriting. We’ve all heard the jokes about handwritten prescriptions that are completely illegible. We thought we’d have some fun with our doctors and ask them…

Confident or arrogant doctor?

When Does Confidence Become Arrogance?

An orthopedic surgeon in the US wonders whether or not a physician’s confidence level impacts how a patient interprets their own treatment outcomes. I have always practiced with a humble and self-deprecating style.  I think…

Doctors

The Moment You Become a Doctor

A radiologist in the US shares an anecdote about when a physician really knows and feels that they’ve become a doctor… I got a strange, but great, question from a new consultation client yesterday. She’d…

Pet turtle

Turtle Borne Salmonella Infection

~ Heidi Moawad MD Turtles are considered a relatively low maintenance pet due to their simple nutritional needs and their cleanliness when compared to most domestic pets. Yet, contact with turtles and most ‘household’ reptiles…

SMBG Myths and Misconceptions

~Dr Edward Chao Testing blood glucose helps both the patient, physician, and any member of the individual’s health care team – from nurses to dietitians to diabetes educators. I discuss with patients that these readings…