Facing the 'Flunami' | Edwin Leap, MD

January 22, 2015 6:13 PM

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Like sports, the practice of medicine has seasons. For instance, summer is the season of injuries, bites and stings. People plunge from waterfalls, roll about in fire ant hills, wreck motorcycles while wearing bathing suits (it's as bad as it sounds), try to catch rattlesnakes and find themselves impaled on fishhooks.

Then, after the collective madness of Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, a magical, mystical thing happens. The emergency rooms become quiet. There is often a week or two or even more when the insanity settles down and the waiting rooms are relatively empty. I love that time. I long for it during...

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