The EMBER Project

Busy Health News Day Over @NYTs

It’s been a busy news day in health over at the New York Times.  There are two good articles to read.  The first is yet another great piece on the lack of benefit found for stents and stable… Read More

Smart Phones & Emergency Medicine

iPhones and iPads (we can start calling them smartphones and tablets when there is actually some competition) are continuing to revolutionize medicine.  This article in the New York Times technology section highlights some of the current options available… Read More

Who Are Emergency Physicians?

I have often tried to explain to friends and family what it is I do, since I find it hard to describe all of the aspects of my job in a concise way. To my ears, most explanations… Read More

I See Dead People – A Journey Into Medicine’s Heart of Darkness

Does anyone remember the movie, The Sixth Sense?  The twist, as everyone knows now is that Haley Joel Osment’s character is not just a disturbed little boy, but actually sees ghosts (really, you didn’t know? sorry), and the… Read More

Hot off the Press

I used to love all those “myths in medicine lectures” as a resident.  For a while I collected evidence-based Myth-buster articles like trophies, and to me the truth hunters who unearthed and dispelled these myths were heroic dragons… Read More

Google Doctor Graduates

Oh happy day. Google Doctor Graduates!!!  Team Google has announced a new feature of its search engine that caught my attention.  Apparently (although I tried it today without success) if you have some unexplained symptom and go to… Read More

Tools to Live by – Doxie Go

This Tools to live by is a followup to the Keeping it Together post today.  Here’s a great tech option to help you get all your credentialing paperwork together.  It has been a long time since my personal… Read More

Keeping It Together

It’s about that time of year when senior residents are accepting their first jobs and getting ready to kick ass.  I remember being shocked when I started residency by how much paperwork and administrative requirements there were as… Read More

The Daily Cup – Feeling Human Again

Coffee and doctors seem synonymous, but there is another reason it finds its way onto this blog.  The EMBER Project is about exploring all aspects of daily life for emergency physicians and how we find ways to keep… Read More

Tools to Live By – PediStat

I can remember as a resident some of my mentors throwing up their hands in despair when I couldn’t remember the normal respiratory rate for a 3 yr old. Now, I do think there is a databank of… Read More

The Nurse’s Station

This blog has a new page! If I’m really going to reflect life in the Emergency Department then it needs to include every aspect of the daily concerns of those who work there.  An integral and indispensable part… Read More

Are You Ready to Have Your Mind Blown?

Education is like baking.  It’s pretty easy to measure out the ingredients, but mixing them together in just the right way to make something amazing is really, really, really hard. For me, great educational content is engaging, relevant,… Read More