A huge thank you for your continuing readership in 2016.  I sincerely appreciate the vibrant KevinMD community, driven by your readership, contributions, and conversations. KevinMD is about to enter its 13th year as the leading platform for the voice of the health care professional.  I look forward to another great year. Here are the most popular posts of 2016: 1. An open letter to Justin Timberlake 2. The opioid epidemic: It’s time to place ...

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Pediatrician-rapper Young IV with some holiday safety tips.

ZDoggMD's take on mind-body medicine: "Western medicine has historically been appropriately skeptical of so-called mind-body approaches, given our tendency to want to explain causality in terms of molecules, receptors, and other such reductionism. After all, what do we call 'alternative medicine' that actually works? Medicine ... Let’s study it more, and let’s stop being afraid of the hippies."

Kevin Thomas is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Duke University Hospital.  Watch his journey.  Courtesy of Black Men In White Coats and Diverse Medicine.

Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw is an orthopedic surgery resident at Duke University Hospital.  Watch his journey. Courtesy of Black Men In White Coats and Diverse Medicine.

ZDoggMD's ode to those who work in the outpatient clinic.  Medical assistants, billing specialists, nurse practitioners, front office staff, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, CNAs, phlebotomists, health coaches, techs, MDs, DOs, veterinarians. Health care wouldn't survive without you.

ZDoggMD's latest.  It's time to start a movement. #unbreakhealthcare

Treat Yourself: An ode to everyone suffering during this opioid epidemic. From the one and only ZDoggMD.

Physiatry resident Danielle Saenz previously shared her last year of medical school.  In her follow-up video, she shares the first year of residency.  Thank you for sharing your journey!

Danielle Saenz is a physiatry resident.  During her last year of medical school, she used her iPhone to record one second of every day.   She shares her journey in this special video.

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