MY HYPERHIDROSIS—an episodic occurrence on my palms, usually during the start of the year—has recurred. My phone and iPad mini slip from my hands repeatedly. Texting on a glass screen can be a massive inconvenience—my sweat interferes with the interface. So I got an army green rubber cover iPad mini cover. I like my device now; it looks so fat. I toss it around happily. The cover absorbs much of the shock—I like how it feels on my hands.
MACARTHUR by Filipino writer Bob Ong is a short, powerful novel about four boys raised in Manila's slums. I read it early this morning...
I got a couple of emails from a few readers asking me for tips about the NMAT (National Medical Achievement Test), the big qualifying exam...
WHILE I was leisurely reading my morning paper, Din Floro—my senior in IM, now a gastroenterology fellow—and Niño Lucero, the plastic surg...
NOTHING much happens in Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island . An anthropologist, who works in-house at a big commercial firm, writes about Claude Lé...
I see "345" in the cash registry—three digits flashed in green light on a dark background, like how they had appeared in old calcu...
The subject of my blog came up as we wrapped up our evening ER rounds—five patients so far; three we could potentially send home. But the ni...
YESTERDAY was my first Adult Medicine CAT presentation, as senior, with Jaja Saliba, Butch Roque, Berbi Berba, Josh Cruz, and Racquel Br...
WE get all sorts of referrals in Toxicology, where I’m rotating for a month. They're mostly non-accidental ingestions of people going th...
Some words or catchphrases—many of them made up—sound terrible to me; therefore I’ve endeavored never to use them, except now, where I list ...
"I hate blood extraction," says Lennie as she enters the cramped Surgery call room where we all await the dreaded phone call from ...
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