At the Bedside

The latest in clinical care, medical education and public policy from the forefront of medicine.

Mercy, Mercy, MRSA

July 19, 2012

In her 2010 book, Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, author and self-proclaimed “disease geek” Maryn McKenna charted the steady advance of a treatment-resistant organism which she referred to as a “crisis in many dimensions.” MRSA [Read more]

When Doctors Don’t Take a Sick Day

June 26, 2012

Yes, doctors do get sick. Even the most resilient immune systems occasionally succumb to a pesky cold or even flu. Yet, sick days are rare for most docs. An unwavering work ethic is a hallmark of many health professionals. But a new survey finds [Read more]

Teaching the Bedside/Desktop Manner

June 19, 2012

By Matt Wood Maybe you’ve had this experience at the doctor’s office: Your physician enters the exam room, and instead of asking “What brings you here?” and speaking face to face, he sits down at the computer and starts peppering you with [Read more]