Category: self-care

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Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

09 Mar 2018

We all have that anecdotal story that changes our practice. We read the literature and pretend we are data driven until we have a patient with a complication, or see the crazy zebra diagnosis that mak...

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In the Moment

01 Mar 2018

I had reached a point when I knew that something had to give. I could no longer listen to the constant “would haves/could haves/should haves” and “when I become a______, when I reach______, when...

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An Open Letter to AWS Members from Communications Committee

22 Feb 2018

Two years ago, a friend and mentor approached me and asked me to help manage the communications team for AWS. Like I do with most things, I approached this with gusto. I got organized, made lists, set...

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Parental Leave for Surgeons

18 Feb 2018

By Virginia R. Litle MD and Mara B. Antonoff MD Our upcoming Tweet Chat will take place on Monday February 26th, 8 pm ET. “Take your full maternity leave,” writes Myriam Curet in Navigating Your...

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A New Year – A New You?

11 Jan 2018

Every year close to half of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. They commit to losing weight, eating healthy, exercising more, going to bed earlier, and on and on. Many of these types of resoluti...

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness

03 Jan 2018

In my training as a surgical oncologist, I certainly performed my share of thyroidectomies and node excisions for thyroid cancer. My practice quickly focused on breast cancer once in academic practice...

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Clean Hands Deserve Two Thumbs Up

07 Dec 2017

The Hungarian obstetrician and a father of modern antiseptic techniques, Ignaz Semmelweis, risked his reputation when he took to stage at the Vienna Medical Society’s meeting on May 15, 1850. He was...

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United We Are Stronger

12 Nov 2017

FuerzaMéxico  #19S Thirty-two years ago, Mexico City was hit by a devastating earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of buildings collapsed and became uninhabitable. It was an event that uni...