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Have You Had Your Staph Today?

Last year, I watched Food, Inc., and it changed a lot of the way I view not only food, but politics. I think I need a refresher. The movie helps you to bridge the gap between farm and plate. It

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It’s a complicated web we weave

Ever notice that in life sometimes things fall together in an uncanny way?  It may be interpreted as divine intervention, or fate, or some people may just figure they have it all figured out. I like to see it as

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Making a dent $40,000 at a time

Were you one of the prospective residents last year that researched and networked with programs for nearly two years, flew out to both visit and interview at each site (at least in my case), only to NOT MATCH? I was.

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ICU Stay May Have Long-Term Effects – in Surgery, General Surgery from MedPage Today

Medical News: ICU Stay May Have Long-Term Effects – in Surgery, General Surgery from MedPage Today. This is yet another great reason for preventive medicine, wouldn’t you say?

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Victory!

Sometimes, you jump out on a limb, and it ends up being the right thing to do. I have been scheduling CMR’s (Complete Medication Reviews) with patients over the phone. It’s a delicate process, as: 1) they aren’t used to

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Collaborative you say?

amednews: Doctor-pharmacist teamwork can apply to many settings :: Aug. 16, 2010 … American Medical News. Yet another great article shared by my mentor Bill Jones. I love that guy! I think that CDTM (Collaborative Drug Therapy Management) needs to

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Struggles of the week

My mom and I had a conversation the other day about not complaining. When she was a manager, she had a clay “bank” on her desk. When someone came in, she said to have at least 2 solutions to any

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The Wheels on the Bus…

Somehow, we went from Day 1 of Midyear to Day 4. That is the essence of Midyear though. It’s so packed with great networking, learning, sharing, etc, that there isn’t much time for reflection, sleep, or eating even for me.

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The MCM Web

Getting excited/nervous to go to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, affectionately called “Midyear” or “MCM”. It really doesn’t matter where it’s at for me, although Anaheim is a shorter flight from Hawai’i than some other places…. SO much can happen

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Free contraception

At first, this seemed like a great idea (see article below). But, when you consider the fact that  half of all pregnancies are unplanned, and that many of those are among women on some form of birth control, you have

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