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To misdiagnose is human

Patient details have been changed to protect patient privacy.

A previously-healthy man sees his primary care physician and complains of fatigue.  Laboratory studies shows abnormalities which concern his physician for the presence of cancer.  Imaging reveals enlarged lymph nodes, and he is admitted to the hospital to determine his type of cancer and begin treatment.  Several biopsies later, no malignancy is found, although his medical team remains suspicious. Continue reading To misdiagnose is human

Why we go bald: an evolutionary hypothesis

As a Senior in college, I took a class on evolutionary medicine with Professor Paul Ewald.  For my final project, I decided to explore male pattern baldness from an evolutionary perspective.  This topic, to my knowledge, had never been previously addressed.  I’ve included my entire (lengthy) paper below. Continue reading Why we go bald: an evolutionary hypothesis

How to floss (a hacker’s guide to completing unpleasant tasks)

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who floss their teeth every day, and those who wish they did.  For most of my life, I was a member of the latter group.  I never flossed–it took too long, was unpleasant, and I didn’t feel I received any benefits from the process.  I ignored my dentist’s  recommendations to floss, and the free dental floss I received after each visit settled, unopened, at the back of my bathroom drawer.  My wife–an obsessive flosser–eventually tired of reminding me to floss every night. Continue reading How to floss (a hacker’s guide to completing unpleasant tasks)

Video: Doctors who skip social media risk alienating their patients: myth or reality?

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I was honored to be invited to appear on an episode of Stanford’s Medicine X Live titled “Doctors who skip social media risk alienating their patients: myth or reality?”

Take a look at the video, and let me know what you think!

If you’re interested in the subject, also take a look at my series:
“A doctor’s prescription for social media,” Part one and part two.

A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2

This is the second post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.”  The first post can be found here.

As an experiment,  I immersed myself in social media for the past three months.   Within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits.  In addition, social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine. Continue reading A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2