How does heartburn turn into a multi-thousand dollar workup?  The simple answer: defensive medicine.  See how this scenario plays out daily in this latest episode from Healthcare Not Fair.

Healthcare Not Fair is a web series taking a satirical look at our dysfunctional health system.  Taken from the perspective of the beleaguered physician, real-life internist Waqas Khan shows you why the American dream for physicians is threatened now, more than ever. (Warning: Explicit language.)

ZDoggMD was a hospitalist in a past life, so he knows all about hospital readmissions.  Here are his R&B stylings on the ridiculousness surrounding the issue.

Medical student Justin Dubin gives an engaging talk on the Socratic paradox and how it applies to medicine. Part of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Med Talks 2014 series.

A patient undergoing a colonoscopy pressed "record" on his smartphone before being sedated, hoping to capture instructions from his physicians after the procedure.  What he heard instead was shocking: "In addition to their vicious commentary, the doctors discussed avoiding the man after the colonoscopy, instructing an assistant to lie to him, and then placed a false diagnosis on his chart." The incident cost his anesthesiologist $500,000 in the ensuing malpractice and defamation ...


Want to learn about sepsis?  This video from the residents at UCLA-Kern Medical Center teaches you, Justin Timberlake style. Get your sepsy on!

ZDoggMD with a Katy Perry-inspired take on sleep apnea.  CPAP users rejoice! For those without sleep apnea, watch and you'll something too.

Can you imagine a world without health care?  This video shows you.  Courtesy of the U.K.-based Save the Children.  

robotic prostate exam Medical schools across the country are embracing simulated and virtual patients to train medical students. Drexel University and the University of Florida use a device called Patrick, "a simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving." Image credit: QKED Science

Saurabh Sinha is a medical student who gave this fantastic talk about appreciating the present moment, and asking what more you can do.  Both physicians and medical students can learn from this engaging talk.

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