True or False?: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

True or False?: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

Heather Bresch started out as a clerk at Mylan Pharmaceuticals in 1992. After lying on her resume about obtaining an MBA, she eventually worked her way up and became the Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Shortly after becoming the CEO, she aggressively increased the price of Mylan’s EpiPen. The news exploded. The average cost rose from about $100 to over $600! She blamed insurance companies for the

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Great News! They Declared War Against Physician and Nurse Burnout.

Great News! They Declared War Against Physician and Nurse Burnout.

When healthcare historians look back to figure out how we navigated these turbulent times, they will talk about the declaration published on March 28, 2017. Signed by eleven of the most significant healthcare leaders in the United States, it represents a significant shift regarding physician and nurse burnout. The following leaders issued the call to action...

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Two Questions Change Everything

Two Questions Change Everything

Ordinary folks like you and me can make a tremendous difference in the world. Sometimes we kick back and say, "What could I do?" I'm not just talking about big, international disasters. I'm talking about how you live your life, how you approach your work, how you relate to those around you.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): The Great Voyage

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): The Great Voyage

(Hover your mouse over the photo above & click the arrows to view the gallery. If you're viewing on a smart phone just slide your finger across the image.) Our voyage took significantly longer than we were told it would. It ended up being about 20 hours from Cebu to Tacloban. It was a ship crowded with people, there were several other relief teams from around the Philippines. There was a team of newly graduated doctors from a school in the Philippines. They hadn't done their internships or residencies yet but they were passionate about helping. We enjoyed getting to know them.

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This Lump of Coal is Under Pressure

This Lump of Coal is Under Pressure

Wow, what an intense 24 hours! Yesterday I received the call from Medical Teams International that they were deploying our First-In Team to the Philippines today. It is an all-out thrash to unplug from life to deploy within 24 hours. It truly takes a massive team effort. The folks at Harrison Urgent Care (Meg, Aimmee, Dr Eppel, Dr Singh, and Dr Liebling) rallied to cover my shifts. Meetings were cancelled and schedules rearranged as I hit the eject button on my life.

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