I wish I could stay calm and cool. I wish I was one of those parents who so rarely raises their voice that when they do, kids attend immediately. Their teachers are particularly skilled. Kids will be being kids, unruly and giggly and squirmy, and the teacher will […]
My name is Monique Tello, and I’m writing from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. I’m a primary care physician and a mom, both jobs that demand great attention, and bring rich experiences. I also write regularly for the Mothers in Medicine group blog, and I have posted at Kevin, MD, the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ blog, and the Harvard Health blog.
You may have heard of the “Bomb Cyclone” hurricane-style blizzard we on the East Coast were treated to yesterday. To the hardy New Englander, the snow totals were no biggie. It was the wind and the storm surge that caused the most problems. A significant storm surge is […]
It’s almost 2018. Per data from Google searches and Twitter trends, hundreds of thousands of people are committing to change something about themselves. Of course there’s the usual health-oriented ones like Exercise more, Eat healthy, Lose weight, Drink less, Quit smoking. And the practical Save more/ Spend less. I’m […]
Around Thanksgiving when all the Christmas stuff started showing up, I was perusing a display of fancy gift baskets at our local market. As everyone probably already knows, the baskets themselves tend to be pretty flimsy, and the total worth of the things in the basket is always […]
We’re all busy, right? But we all secretly want to make the best Christmas cookie, too. C’mon, admit it. It’s not exactly a cookie, but chocolate bark can meet all of your holiday requirements: cookie swap offering, office party treat, homemade gift… AND it’s the easiest recipe, AND […]
In outpatient clinical medicine, as in any profession involving an office, there are meetings. Meetings for all kinds of reasons, but especially for when mistakes happen. Because in medicine, as in any profession, mistakes happen. And we have to have meetings about them, of course. This Tuesday, I […]
Many, many thanks to Dhruv Khullar, physician-researcher-writer, for this (finally!) painfully true yet refreshingly validating New York Times Op-Ed titled Being a Doctor is Hard. It’s Harder for Women. He (yes, he’s a he) reviews the statistics and scientific evidence showing all the different ways it’s harder, from […]