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Mar 25, 2021

"I cannot sleep. It's like, I wake up at 1am and my mind's going crazy ... if you had someone come to you and say; 'I'm really struggling right now, I'm having a lot of anxiety, with work with family, with kids with whatever'; what are some of the top things that you want to share with them?"

How can a regular yoga...

Jan 21, 2021

The opioid crisis "a unique American problem". This piece uncovers the origin of some of the misinformation about opioids, the consequences of calling pain a "fifth vital sign" and the absurd practice of waking patients up in the middle of the night to ask them if they are in any pain.

As these factors combined...

Jan 14, 2021

"The more I learn about this, the more my eyes are opened to how much opportunity we have to improve in this area"

This piece covers the "perennial topic" of whether paralysis is bad for breathing, here with a focus upon outcome criteria associated with residual neuromuscular blockade. It's a piece based in part upon a...

Dec 17, 2020

After working at a Veterans Affair Medical Center, hear how our guests moved into the field of emergence delirium: "upon emergence our patients were swinging and very aggressive ... there must be some way to prevent this".

This fascinating piece enjoys an engaging discussion about an important topic for both patients...

Nov 19, 2020

"4-10% of opioid naïve patients will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after surgery"

Opioids are good for pain control but there's another issue, they also numb emotional pain. How do we responsibly deal with this? It's important to remember: "When you give patients high doses, you're putting them at...