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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pandemonium

    "Fractals, fractals inside of fractals, and Asian doctors guarding the gates to eternity, little prisms, little prisms of gnomes, multicolored gnomes surrounding me, doctors with the keys, the key to eternity." I'll never forget those words that ...

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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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  • Cecelia is Crying

    It’s 3 AM. Only 3 hours left. It’s about time for one more cup of coffee. Suddenly the calmness of my overnight Pediatric shift is broken by the wailing of a crying baby. The family walks past me-looking exhausted, feet dragging, bewildered, holdi...

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  • Why?

    “We should have known he was dying,” my Attending said to me with a somber look on her face. “These young guys always fight you when they are getting ready to die,” and that’s exactly what Rodney did-he fought us. One minute the picture of perfect...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.53

    Thank you Kevin M.D. for including D.O. Sean Donohue's What If... post in the fourth anniversary of Grand Rounds.

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  • Introduction to Sean Donahue, DO

    I am a 33 year old Colorado Native currently pursuing my second Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Stanford/Kaiser Program in Palo Alto, California. My journey through medicine has been long, varied, and filled with fortuitous events which ine...

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  • Attack of the Zebras

    An 80 year old mentor, and Physician once told me, “being a good doctor is not understanding the typical presentation of uncommon disease, but rather the atypical presentation of common disease.” I have tried to keep these words close as I have j...

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

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