Monday, August 10, 2020


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Dermatologist’s Ears Bleed While Internist Describes Rash

NEW YORK, NY - Dermatologist Felicia Randolph was fielding a consult from an internal medicine colleague Martin Ortiz, when halfway through the horrid attempt to describe a patient's rash, Randolph's ears started to spontaneously...
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Worst Pick-Up Lines by Medical Subspecialty

GomerBlog did some research on a hot and steamy topic: What are the worst pick-up lines by subspecialty?  Here goes! Allergy “I like it when you can’t breathe.” Anesthesiology “I’d love to rescue your airway.” Bariatric Surgery “Come on, I...

After Violating Work-Hour Minimums, Derm Residency Program on Probation

ST. LOUIS, MO - The Dermatology Residency Program at Washington University at St. Louis has been placed on probation after it was discovered that residents had violated ACGME work-hour minimums numerous times over the...
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Wound Care Nurse Calls Pressure Ulcer a Rare “Stage 5”

BOSTON, MA - Nurse Amy Johnson has seen some pretty bad sacral decubitus ulcers in her long career as a wound care nurse, but this new consult takes the cake.  In her own words,...

Most Popular Medical Questions of 2016 by State

2016 is complete, and we combed through the data at Google to find out what were the most popular medical questions asked by state (click the map to enlarge): What is New England's obsession with...

Lost Your Car in the Hospital Garage? Order a Consult

If it has happened once, it has happened a million times: you forgot where you parked.  It is the end of the day and all you want to do is go home but where...
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For Hangnails, The American Academy of Dermatology Now Recommends Hand Amputation

WASHINGTON, DC - Citing a more aggressive approach to the management of hangnails, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is now recommending hand amputation as best practice and the new standard of care. "In the past,...
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Tips: How to Treat a Pager That Keeps Going Off Like It Has Seizures

Sadly, despite all the technological advances we've made, a good portion of health care professionals still carry an object as archaic and arguably less useful than an abacus: a pager (also known as the Grim...

An Internist’s Guide to the Description of Rashes

Dermatologic conditions and rashes can be hard to describe.  Don't have time to refresh on those terms?  Don't you fret!  Rather than ask a dermatologist to help, we decided to ask an internist to...
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Charting is Independent Risk Factor for DVT and PE, Study Finds

ROCHESTER, MN - Recognizing it is a form of immobilization in which health care professionals are unable to move around much, a study newly published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that charting and documentation in an...