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Musings and Thoughts with Sam Shem

A Tale of a Rural Town That Heals Doctors

Author Sam Shem, MD, writer of The House of God, discusses his latest work, The Spirit of the Place. He delves into the story of a physician who is called back to his home town in upstate New York and forced to become a community practitioner.  Through the protagonist's journey, the book inspires...
A new article in American Medical News reports the results of a survey revealing "82% of U.S. physicians want patients to 'actively participate in their own health care' by updating their EHRs (electronic health records)," with 49% of U.S. physicians emphasizing the importance of patient electronic access...
A new clinical challenge from The Journal of the American Medical Association presents a "15-year-old previously healthy male presents to the emergency department with acute onset of severe pleuritic retrosternal and epigastric pain after swallowing a mouthful of cold soda." The case presents further...