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Letter from the Editor I see my mail carrier about once a week. She usually arrives around 11 am, sometimes later. If I am home, I will wave from the kitchen, occasionally running out with something
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It's Not News: Thoughts on Medical Errors We've all seen the articles in bold headlines, claiming medical errors are now the third largest cause of death. It's all the rage these days, since a new st
Stillness in the Chaos “I understand this is a very difficult decision to make at this moment ma'am. I have to ask you, though – would your husband have wanted to be placed on a ventilator?” Even as
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It's Time to Take a Stand On June 12, 2016, the United States was again shaken to its core and reminded of the devastation that guns can cause. In a span of 3 hours, more than 50 young people were ki
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EndStep2CS, Gun Violence Research, GME Funding, and More EM Updates from the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting The American Medical Association (AMA) met in Chicago June 11-15 to discuss key issues pertaining
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How Becoming a Patient's Family Member Changed Me as a Doctor How on earth did patients and loved ones who have no formal training in health care or medicine manage to keep their composure when battl
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Letter from the Editor I cried the first time I read general surgery resident Dr. Joshua Corso's Facebook post about his blood-stained shoes in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. It went somethin
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Can You Find the Heartbeat of a City in the ED? Dear Dad,  I'm moving to Detroit.  Love, Your only daughter I'll never forget telling my family that I was moving to Detroit. My incredibly sweet, quin
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Weighed Down by Words: How to Recognize and Avoid Anchoring Bias “Chief complaint: flank pain.” I started thinking about my differential: nephrolithiasis, urinary tract infection, pyelonephritis, pel
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Q & A: Medical Student Council - New Leadership, Same Goal The EMRA Medical Student Council is among the busiest branches of our bustling association, with student membership growing exponentially in