Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Internal Medicine Resident Calls Rheumatology Fellow In at 2:00 AM for Fibromyalgia Patient “Fibro...

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KANSAS CITY, KS - “I was just tired of dealing with her,” internal medicine resident Dr. Kara Gifford said.  “She is allergic to every pain medication except Dilaudid; in fact she has 15 allergies!” It was...

With First Date Going Badly, ICU Fellow Tries Albumin

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – With his date clearly not enjoying herself and losing interest in him at a rapid rate, local ICU fellow Dr. Jeff Riggs quickly sprung into action and administered 500 cc...

Orthopedic Surgeon Finds Strange Sound with Stethoscope, Striker Rep Unable to Determine Source of...

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PITTSBURGH, PA – Dr. Harry Bonecutter, a prominent orthopedic surgeon at Pittsburgh Health, identified a strange noise emanating from a patient which he could not identify.  The incident occurred in his office during a...

ER Nurses Delighted Not to Have Breaks, According to Managers

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SAN JOSE, CA - Chronically overworked ER nurses have complained for months about being overworked.  Finally, after months of meetings and discussions new policies have been enacted to address the issues. Although none of the members of...

All Caught Up with Game of Thrones, Local Man Finally Decides He Should Get...

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ROANOKE, VA - Upon finishing Game of Thrones Season 3 at 2 AM, local man Charles Cerioli decided it would be a good time to visit St. Joe’s Emergency Room.  "I was sitting there on my...
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Medical Student Spotted at Undergraduate Library, Again

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BURLINGTON, VT – University of Vermont first-year medical student, Eugene Simmond, was seen again trolling the halls of the undergraduate library on Thursday afternoon.  This was the fifth spotting in just a week, and to...

Vital Signs Much Worse After Implementing Anesthesia Automatic Electronic Records

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BOSTON, MA - Huge swings in vital sign monitoring have some anesthesiologists and hospital administrators wondering how new automatic electronic records programs could be causing patient’s vitals to have "huge swings" as opposed to manual paper charting. "I’m...
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Urology Resident Leaves Husband After Sizing Up the Competition

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WHITE PLAINS, NY - Unfortunately we have to report on another sad tale of how graduate medical education can take a toll on families.  It seems that Dr. Sylvia Smythe, a first-year urology resident, has filed for...

Friday Afternoon Clinic Patient Surprisingly Sent to the Emergency Department

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The emergency department at Queen’s Hospital had a very rare event occur this Friday afternoon.  74-year-old Wilma Gooding, checked into the emergency room around 4:12 p.m. with a chief complaint of “needing...
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Radiologist Day: 6 More Weeks of Clinical Correlation

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NEW BRIGHTON, PA – Every year on February 2 the world waits to see if a groundhog will see his shadow on what is aptly named: Groundhog Day.  The medical community has their own...
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