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By Wendy Bravo I felt that my services as a Spanish translator were extremely helpful today, more than they ever have been previously. Dr. X mentioned how he couldn’t really find the logic in not having interpreters over the weekend, … Continue reading

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By Peter Ballard Pain management is a concept with which I’ve struggled with.  How can you tell when someone is lying to you to obtain pain medication? Is it important to identify when this is the case, or is it … Continue reading

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By Mischa Li It struck me today just how costly healthcare really is.  For something as simple as the doctor coming and checking you out and telling you that you have an upper respiratory infection and need to stay home … Continue reading

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By Danielle Gonzales Every time he went into a new patients room he would say, “I am Dr. X and this is Danielle, we work together.” Dr. X answered all my questions, showed me different scans, I would look up … Continue reading

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By Janet Chu Currently, there are 47 million Americans without health insurance, which limits their ability to seek and access care.  For them, the way that they receive healthcare is through free clinics or more commonly, the Emergency Room (ER). … Continue reading

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By Xochilt Borja During my first shift training as an interpreter, I felt truly immersed in my own culture. I remember Dr. X spending a lot of time informing me that many of the patients we see are immigrants, sometimes illegal, … Continue reading

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By Dr. McCullough Four Quads (Quadriplegics) During a recent trauma shift I met John (name changed) (quad #1), a vibrant C5-6 quadriplegic with a wonderful new wife, a brand-new van (now totaled), and recent baby he had conceived in the … Continue reading

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By Peter Ballard Dr. X and I have a laugh each time I remind him that the word of the day is “ageusia” from a patient we saw that had a history of acromegally and was now experiencing loss of … Continue reading

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By Ann Leu The nurse was obviously really annoyed and rightfully so.  It was a hard procedure to watch, as the patient was very obviously very uncomfortable.  But the surgeons were determined and made multiple attempts– with her hand inserted, … Continue reading

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By Patrick Lee Everyone has that particular song that can alleviate bad moods and make even the worst of days more bearable. But why is it that music has this effect? And how does music promote wellness? Recent neuroscience research … Continue reading

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