Medicine


Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. Lately I’ve been talking a lot about finishing medical school and preparing for residency. Today, I’m going to switch gears and talk about something else “The End of Training”. The End of Training First of all, I want to clarify that I’m not being figurative or philosophical. This is not a commentary on wanting to end the training necessary to become a doctor, or shorten it, or anything. This […]

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Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays… except it’s a Tuesday. So for some reason, this didn’t get posted yesterday and I’m not really sure why. Anyways, let’s talk about Transient Smartphone Blindness. What is Transient Smartphone Blindness? Well, it’s kind of exactly what it sounds like. It’s blindness that is temporary (transient) caused by using your smartphone in a particular way. This actually isn’t new, it was described back in 2016 by the New England Journal […]

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February Introspection 1
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. A lot has been happening crypto lately so I’ve been talking about that a lot. However, today I’m going to go back to some of the more “normal” posts and talk about “February Introspection”. February Introspection Depending on where you are in your medical career, I think February offers a good time for introspection. We’ll go through the stages here: Medical Student As a 1st and 2nd year medical […]

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Random Medicine Musings
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays… and this post is late, which seems to be happening more often lately. For that I apologize. I don’t really have a set topic to talk about today, so I’m going to talk about a few different things which are at least somewhat medicine related. So today is just “Random Medicine Musings” for Medicine Mondays. The Flu I’ve already talked about the Flu in a previous post, The Flu and […]

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The Flu and You 1
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. I’ve been feeling a little sick this past weekend and today. I don’t think it’s the flu, but it might be. So today I wanted to talk about “The Flu and You”. The Flu and You Previously, I tried to remind everyone how important getting your PPD placed was as health care providers. However, today I want to focus on how important getting your flu shot is. The truth […]

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PPD Day
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays and this post is wayyyyyyyyyy late. Let me try to explain by saying today was “PPD Day”. This will be a very short post. “PPD Day”? Yes, PPD, as in purified protein derivative or Mantoux test, which is used in Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST). You see, my son needs a PPD because he’s moving on to preschool. Luckily, here in Hawaii, PPD testing is free for school children and the […]

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