Virginia extends stay-at-home order till June, angers residents

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam prepares to address a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Northam made a statement and answered questions about the late term abortion bill that was killed in committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Some Virginia residents have apparently not been taking the nationwide quarantine guidelines seriously enough… Read More »

Lots of Hot Air: Bathroom Hand Dryers

Years ago, I was camping in the Badlands of South Dakota, unaware of how low the temperature would drop at night. I woke up at 3:00 am with a deflated air mattress on the cold ground, shivering and in need of a toilet. I walked to the restroom, where I found a line of women… Read More »

COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing, Fast-Turnaround Tests

What your doctor is reading on MARCH 28, 2020 — Here are the latest coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Ventilator Rationing? Over the last week, advocates reported that various US states are planning to ration ventilators and other crucial COVID-19 treatments based on patients’ age, overall health,… Read More »

Heroism is a process for physicians

Was everyone in medical school as young, innocent, and wildly stupid as we were? The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine required superlatives: most, best, fastest … dumbest? Before each test, my friend Frank and I would scroll through our mental Rolodexes of “What are our other options?” (As opposed to being stuck inside with… Read More »