Doctor examining hospital patient

This potentially deadly post-surgical respiratory dysfunction will not be detected by pulse oximetry monitoring no matter what the alarm threshold.
Pope Francis addressing congress (screen shot Boehner YouTube video)

The Golden Rule and the Golden Ratio are but metaphors for two world views
(Women in Leadership Photo credit: Medscape)

Have we come a long way, baby? When it comes to women in medicine, the answer is "yes," "no," and "maybe".
Doc comforting distraught patient 1100px (Veer)

Delivering emotionally intelligent healthcare can make a big difference in patients' satisfaction & outcomes.
depressed black lab (Photo credit: CC: Lecates 2007, Newtown, Alpharetta, GA, US)

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflict humans—all except one: schizophrenia.
workplace wellness programs

Workplace Wellness programs generally consist of four components (called "pry, poke, prod and punish"). As if that is not bad enough, they also don't work.
(Photo credit: Kelly DeLay, Clouds365 project Creative Commons License)

What drives moral sensitivity: Science or Religion? A new study examines the question and the answer is surprising.
Baby on back (Photo credit: Elnaz6 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

The occurrence of childhood cancer rises as birthweight increases according to new research from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium
alarm fatigue

Adjusting pulse oximetry alarm thresholds to avoid false alarms and universally monitoring all triggered alarms improves patient safety - so why don't we do it?
Satisfaction survey (

"If they want to know my suggestions, they’ll have to ask in the right way and prove they care about my answers"