I never knew Jess Jacobs, and she never knew me.  Everything I know about her I have learned from her Twitter feed, her website, and articles written about her.  She was the same age as me when she died recently.  She was educated.  She knew the health care system inside and out, as an expert in insurance and policy and as a patient.  But she was ...

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Much is made of the date July 1st in the medical profession.  Freshly graduated physicians begin their training career in medicine as interns.  Although technically physicians, these interns are new to the clinical practice of medicine and all that comes with that.  Much has been made of the experience of the new intern.  Samuel Shem's House of God is a renowned novel about medical training.  Countless television series, chronicle the ...

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Every day on my way to work, I walk through one of the most famous and historic LGBT-friendly neighborhoods in the U.S.  This past Saturday, my walk back home from the hospital was a particularly entertaining one.  It was Pride weekend.  People were celebrating, the sun was shining, the rainbows painted on the street seemed brighter.  Even though I had worked a long day, my walk back home left me ...

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