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First, Do No Harm: Writing, Blogging, Tweeting, and HIPAA

→ Medical students expelled. → Residents under investigation by state Medical Boards. → Practicing physicians in trouble with their Chairs, colleagues, communities. → Hurt and angry patients and families. Why? Because patient stories, written by medical students or doctors, appeared in public – on Facebook, blogs and elsewhere – in a way that was recognizable [...]

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On Soup, Sex, and Cystic Fibrosis

My last blog post, in which I discussed how sometimes physicians see only one side of their patients’ lives, provides a good lead into this week’s Featured Story of the Week. “Soup or Sex” is a sort of doctor-patient love story, and part of why the doctor falls for her patient Maurice has to do with [...]

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We See and Yet Are Blind

Being a doctor can give a person a very warped perspective on life and illness. We tend to see people when they are sick and see the sickest patients more often than the healthier ones (rightly so!). As a result, our impressions are based on one (during a hospitalization, for example) or a series (in [...]

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