Medical blog posts of the week, ending September 17, 2010

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. Physicians love their work but are frustrated

2. Patients don’t believe the evidence, blame our healthcare system

3. Doctors and family members often push for futile, aggressive care

4. Diagnosing mental illness on Sesame Street

5. Primary care needs more than 15 minutes for patients

Mayo Clinic social media advisory panel and weekend video preview, September 17, 2010

My thoughts on the Mayo Clinic’s social media advisory panel, and a video preview of the weekend’s posts on

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Chronic prostatitis is a public health problem

by Arnon Krongrad, MD

David was afraid. After years of peregrinations with pain, he had exhausted all the options. David knew he wasn’t crazy. The problem was the doctors: They had no more treatments for chronic prostatitis. The doctors did not want to see him.

Chronic prostatitis is a public health problem. Contrasted with fibromyalgia, autism, and breast cancer, however, nobody talks about it. President Obama declared …

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AMA: Ensuring medical education best prepares future physicians

A guest column by the American Medical Association, exclusive to

by J. James Rohack, MD

ama_logo This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landmark Flexner Report that standardized medical education in North America. Now, during this historic time of health system change, medical education reforms on the scale of those enacted a century ago are needed …

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