Removable tattoo ink

Prominent dermatologist Rox Anderson is preparing to unveil tattoo ink that can be completely erased with a single laser procedure.

According to a recent study on online health search from Envision Solutions.

Burn care and surgery for facial injuries have advanced during times of war:

But one positive side effect of war can be found in the sheer number of patients with a certain type of injury. In that instance, major advances can be made in medical treatments.

Myths about colon cancer

Thanks University of Michigan for pointing out common misconceptions about this disease.

No: "Hospitals will then let the homeless still in need of medical care just walk out, forgoing the free ride to skid row."

He splashed alkaline fluid into his eyes, with strange results.

Idiot - he got arrested for possession of drugs as well.

Dr. Wes links to fascinating pictures of this increasingly common operation.

An unusual cause of PE

From hypertrophied muscles of the shoulder and neck. Interesting.

Female sexual dysfunction:

Many drugmakers are highly aroused at the prospect of making money . . .

. . . "We're not just talking about yuppies who have gotten to the point where they're singing the Peggy Lee song, 'Is That All There Is?'," says David Ferguson, a pharmaceutical industry consultant and editor of Women's Sexual Health Journal. "Female sexual dysfunction is very real and is very painful for ...


An ER doc talks about frustration with PCPs. Appropriate communication solves most of these problems.

The many moving parts of a finely-tuned machine.

They added to the confusion during the Cartoon Network hoax in Boston.

Paul Levy eloquently writes about what a physician goes through when named in a malpractice suit. What is "just business" for lawyers is intensely personal for physicians, thus forming the basis of the eternal battle between the professions:

Doctors devote their lives to alleviating human suffering caused by disease. They spend decades in training. They disrupt their family lives to be available to help others. For them, this ...


And answers some hate mail.

Virginia's Supreme Court will decide that soon.

A neurology resident talks about how he gets the free stuff on pop-up ads.

For real. (via kottke)

More AMSA woo

Paras Mehta, a medical student at University of Michigan, has edited the first issue of AMSA's alternative-medical thereapy newsletter. The decline of American medical education continues.

More on AMSA's continuing brainwashing of medical students.

Report bad TV/movie CPR

Email this physician for examples of poor CPR technique you see in the media.

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