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  • My Journey to Haiti

    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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  • Introducing Claire

    Hi, my name is Claire and I am finishing my first year as a resident in Emergency Medicine at Stanford. I am excited about this opportunity to share my experiences as a physician, and to share my experiences with my patients.It was after graduatin...

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  • Another Ordinary Day

    “Doc this thing is stuck in my finger!” I was in the last hour of a 12 hour shift at Stanford University Hospital. Exhausted, I was hoping for a nice easy sliver, or laceration. As I looked down at Mr. J’s finger, I was shocked at what I saw: an E...

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  • A Stroke of Luck

    Last night, John was enjoying dinner with his wife. Suddenly he dropped his fork, a pain seared through his head. His right arm went limp, he tried to talk, but only incomprehensible slurs emerged. John at just 55 years old had suffered a massive,...

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  • Last Night in the ER

    There is so much that I love about the practice of Emergency Medicine, and very little that I truly despise and would change if I could. Last night, however, I had one of the fortunately rare cases that causes me to ever-so-briefly stop and re-con...

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  • Pain

    Not surprisingly pain is a major force driving ED visits. It is also our guide to diagnosis as physicians. As we chase down a description of the pain through our questions we follow paths and causes as varied as bruises, kidney stones, heart att...

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  • Haiti Update: The More They Remain the Same...

    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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  • One Stop Shop

    I went into emergency medicine because I wanted to be able to help any person and do it anywhere. The field offered a body of knowledge I could use to help any patient that might enter the emergency department. Of course, it did not take long to r...

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  • Too Many Chefs

    I am now in Los Angeles visiting my sister and her newly born daughter. Immediately after work I drove straight for San Jose and Southwest Airlines to see the first new member in our small family. The stark transition of my last two hours in the...

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  • On the Ground in Haiti: The First Day

    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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