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  • Thank You .Parallel Universes. for Grand Rounds 3.50

    Thank you .Parallel Universes. for including Sean Donohue's post Saving Lives in Grand Rounds 3.50.

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  • Brain Bucket

    The mild temperature and cloudless sky last Saturday lured people outside onto their bikes, horses, motorcycles and basketball courts. Unfortunately, even the most careful sports enthusiast can suffer an accident and several men and women wound up...

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  • The First Days in Haiti

    I can now access the Internet, so am going to try to begin to blog from Haiti. We have been here working hard now for four full days, and more has happened than I could possibly relate, so I will try to hit the highlights, because I'm very tired a...

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  • Dealing with Dolby

    One of the fun parts of this time of year is all the new movie releases. I caught one last week, "Deck the Halls." Funny, but it could've been a "rental."If you're fond of the "big screen," but find the sound level just a bit too loud, here's a ti...

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  • Greetings!

    It is with great pleasure that I initiate this new blog -- "Straight Talk from the ER." When I chose, many years ago, to go into Emergency Medicine as my specialty, like many students, I chose it largely for the "adrenaline rush" that comes when y...

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  • Haiti Update: Doing the Best We Can

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are limited, he has been sending updates to his mother via ...

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  • Haiti Update: What I've Learned

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger and Stanford University emergency medicine instructor Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are l...

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  • The Roaming ER

    It appears that life is more than blisters and foot care. Though that is an important part of a race that keeps people pounding their feet in 100 degree weather for most of the day. In my travels, I've noticed a need for medical care in the villag...

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  • Haiti Update: Anatomy of a Day

    Editor's Note: Healthline blogger and Stanford University emergency medicine instructor Dr. Anil Menon is in Haiti to help with the global effort to provide medical care in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Because communication outlets are l...

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  • Who's Trauma is it Anyway?

    My last day as a resident at the Stanford emergency department fell on a Friday night. With only a few hours to go before the 7 am change of shift and I began slowing down. In a matter of seconds that tiredness snapped away as I listened to the ...

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The Stanford Emergency Room is the center of emergency care at Stanford University.

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