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The power of empathy: a tale of two prostate biopsies

I’m sitting in a windowless room in the hospital’s urology department waiting for my second prostate biopsy, feeling surprisingly calm and relaxed. It’s a surveillance biopsy. Two years ago, the first one revealed “a few scattered cancer cells” while zeroing in on what turned out to be a harmless nodule. I’d learned then that a Read more… The power...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:50
Going beyond the usual advice for eating healthy [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Watch on YouTube. Catch up on old episodes! Join Francisco M. Torres, an interventional physiatrist. As the author of Dr. T’s Drop the Fat Diet: 12 Steps to Leaner You Forever, Dr. Torres shares invaluable findings from recent clinical studies, revealing which diets truly enhance longevity. Discover the secrets Read...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 03:55
Surviving my nephrectomy nightmare: the night I’ll never forget

My first post-op night after my nephrectomy was a mix of fantastical and almost devastating. I woke up in the PACU after my surgery, extremely confused and disoriented. I felt like I was trapped inside a video game, desperately trying to escape. Upon entering my new post-op room on a medical-surgical unit, it had that Read more… Surviving my nephrectomy...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 03:55
Doctors speak out against toxic work conditions

I’m in a global private physician Facebook group, and I learn a great deal about health care, both good and bad, from other doctors. Because it is private, doctors share a lot of personal practice issues as well as challenging cases from which we all learn. The physician who posted this message from her hospital Read more… Doctors speak out against...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 15:53
Large language models in health care [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Watch on YouTube. Catch up on old episodes! We delve into the intersection of large language models (LLMs) and health care with David Lareau, a health care executive. Since the debut of ChatGPT, the health care sector has been abuzz with anticipation and intrigue regarding the potential applications of Read more…...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 03:57
Why immigrant physicians struggle to bring their aging parents to the U.S.

In the United States (U.S.), immigrating physicians typically fall into three categories: those working temporarily on nonimmigrant visas, those permanently residing on immigrant visas, and those who have become U.S. citizens through naturalization. While immigrating physicians can easily move from their home countries to the U.S., they often encounter...

Sat Feb 24, 2024 03:57

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