1. Core Content: Endocrine
2. Dealing With Racist Patients
- Start with the original piece from the New England Journal, available here as an open-access PDF.
- Don't miss this entry from Emergency Medicine Cases, a discussion of patient communication as a focus of patient-centered care.
- And another Emergency Medicine Case, this time focusing on communication with the difficult patient.
3. Hiking the Appalachian Trail
- To start, a brief Wilderness Medicine primer with links to Wilderness Medical Society resources, from LITFL.
- Don't let treating high-altitude sickness leave you breathless. Let the bright minds at LITFL break it down for you.
- Coming soon to a road or trail race near you: exercise-induced hyponatremia.
- Don't sweat it: emDocs has you covered when it comes to heat-related illness.
- Forget the Tox consult and bone up on snake envenomations (of the North American variety).
4. Critical Care Ultrasound
5. Gun Violence in St Louis
- A must-watch for any ED provider, Dr. Gary Slutkin's TED talk, in which he makes a case for treating gun violence as a contagious disease.
- From the BBC News, a piece entitled "The Delmar Divide," which really needs no explanation for anyone familiar with St. Louis.
- Find out what you can do to make a difference by visiting the homepage of Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis initiative from the Wash U Institute of Public Health.
Never stop learning,
C. Sam Smith