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  • Straight Talk Is Back and Changing!

    Hello friends! "Straight Talk from the ER" is, I am happy to say, back! And, I am excited about a new approach we are going to try! Over the last few months, it has become painfully clear to me that I just don't have time to "blog" on a consist...

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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 Next Step

    My wife recently asked me “How do you deal with death on a daily basis?” I tried to answer this question as best as I could, but ended up stumbling over my thoughts. I wanted to convey my feelings about the personal effect death can have on anyone...

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  • Taming The Jealous Mistress

    “Medicine can be like a jealous mistress if you are not careful Sean….” These words were spoken to me 10 years ago by a much older, and at the time, possibly wiser Orthopedic Surgeon. The man was in the waning days of his career, and at 65 years ...

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  • Haiti Update: After the Aftershock

    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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  • Emergency Medicine - All About the "ABCs"

    There is a universal truth in Emergency Medicine when taking care of critically ill or injured patients, and that is, “always remember the ABCs”. (My first grade teacher, Mrs. Goldstein, would be very proud!) In Emergency Medicine, however, the ...

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  • Coming Soon: the Trauma Center 1.2

    We'll be hosting the next issue of the Trauma Center here next Tuesday, November 20th. The Trauma Center is a new blog carnival covering all aspects of emergency medicine. To be included, please send an email to lshevchik at healthline dot com by ...

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  • End of Life Choices

    Every day in the emergency department I work hard to cure disease and save people's lives. When patients come through the emergency department we start with the assumption that they wish to have all appropriate interventions that could save their ...

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  • Drugs of Abuse

    To pick up where my last post left off, I thought I would write about a more common case than LSD. That would be alcohol intoxication. SFGH's director of Emergency Medicine, Alan Gelb, noticed a decade by decade decline in LSD presentation to th...

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