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  • If a Tree Fell in a Forest...

    Mrs. B fell at her home 5 days ago. She was brought into the Emergency Department after a neighbor found her lying on the kitchen floor - she had failed to show for church bingo the night earlier - she had not missed that in 9 years! The paramedic...

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  • Breaking Falls

    This month it is my job to cover orthopedic injuries at the San Francisco General Hospital. Some of the stories are extraordinary and interesting like the bullet lodged in a femur that required a 3 hour operation for extraction or a police chase w...

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  • A Little Background

    As I begin my journey with you via "Straight Talk from the ER", I thought it appropriate to tell you a little about my background so you'll know a bit about the experiences from whence I'll be speaking. I was raised on the east coast, educated in ...

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  • An Ounce of Prevention

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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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  • The Trauma Center, 1.1

    Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Trauma Center, a blog carnival covering emergency medicine. I received an overwhelming number of submissions for our first time out and would like to thank everyone who sent in a submission. So without further...

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  • Chest Pain? Don't Wait!

    Why is it that, on a regular basis in the ER, I see very intelligent patients with chest pain that clearly could be a “heart attack” wait at home for hours before they come in to see me? I suppose there must be some degree of denial of their sympt...

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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: Life Goes On

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

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