Internal Medicine

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Man Gives Frozen Nintendo Cartridge 2 Rescue Breaths

LOS ANGELES, CA - In a desperate attempt to salvage his copy of Super Mario Bros, L.A. native and first-year University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) medical student Mac Little summoned his ACLS knowledge...
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ICU Team Figures Out What Their Code Needs: More Bicarb!

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The ICU team at New Orleans Medical Center (NOMC) made history today by becoming the first medical team ever to implement a bicarb-only (More Bicarb!!) algorithm for cardiopulmonary arrest (see Figure 6 below)....
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Pilot Consults Medicine, Asks if Plane Cleared for Landing

DELTA 240 - Just as he started his descent into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a long transatlantic flight, Captain Jack Wilson asked if "Medicine was on the plane" and if so "was the plane cleared...

Mayo Secretly Celebrates new #1 Status after Cleveland Clinic Comes out Anti-Vax

Rochester, MN - The Mayo Clinic recently held a campus wide party this weekend full of "Number 1" balloons and cakes that said "Mayo #1". These were held after Cleveland Clinic promoted Anti-Vaccination, or...
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A Cardiologist Explains: Shoulder Pain

Hello, and good afternoon to you.  Of course, I know it must be the afternoon because I don't see patients in the morning or evening or weekend anymore. At any rate, I shall discuss with...
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Man with Frog in Throat Also Has Tadpoles in Scrotum

HICKORY, NC - Jerry Thompson has been dealing with a hoarse voice over the past week, something not uncommon as temperatures cool with the approach of winter.  He felt it lingered a little too...
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Toxicologist Bell Biv DeVoe Confirms: “That Girl is Poison”

BOSTON, MA - After "sensing something strange in my mind" for a few days now, Boston emergency physician and toxiciologist Dr. Bell Biv DeVoe has officially confirmed with Gomerblog that the "situation is serious" and...
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Hospitalists Aim to Place All Americans by 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced a new multibillion-dollar PBP initiative, which stands for "Place, Baby, Place!", with the ultimate goal of placing all 300 million Americans in nursing...
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Video Game Review: Doc(ument) Hunt

Pros / Doc(ument) Hunt is a fun follow-up to Nintendo's Duck Hunt that allows medical providers to channel their rage against paperwork by shooting up flying charts. Cons / The fun wears off quickly as you're overwhelmed...