The Controversy Over Resident Work Restrictions
It all started in 1984 when 18-year-old Libby Zion went to the emergency room at New York Hospital with flu-like symptoms.
The two young medical residents—physicians in training—who cared for Zion couldn’t determine the cause of her illness. They prescribed a medication that caused serotonin syndrome, a lethal interaction with a drug that she had been taking. Later that day, Zion died of cardiac arrest. Continue reading Resident Work Hours Restrictions
Who’s Better Trained to do Your Spine Surgery?
By Mark R. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, FAANS
Now and then a patient will ask this question: Should I have my spinal surgery done by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon? Which one is better? Continue reading The Electrician vs. The Carpenter
Many people don’t understand how health insurance works—and that’s understandable. Insurance plans can be very complicated and there are more than 1,000 plans in the marketplace. I’ll give you guidelines for choosing one that gives you the most valuable healthcare benefit: freedom of choice.
It can be difficult to wade through the huge amount of policy information that insurance companies provide, so some people skip the research and choose their plan based on only one thing: price. Buying into a plan based solely on the monthly premium is a critical mistake—if a serious illness or disability occurs, high out-of-pocket costs from insufficient coverage can send a family to financial ruin.
Continue reading What You Need to Know About Health Insurance
Dr. McLaughlin will be speaking on “Cognitive Dominance” at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center on February 10 from 6:00-8:00pm. The presentation provides lessons from neurosurgery that can applied to both competition and everyday life. Dr. McLaughlin is a powerful teacher and speaker and attendees will find it both eye-opening and useful. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Call 609-584-5900 to register. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. McLaughlin speak.