I want my time here to mean something. But it seems like I spend a lot of time in the ‘horizontal time accelerator’, my bed. The truth is I do a lot of nothing. I just end up killing time.
“When are these kids ever gonna wise up?” asked Ellen, the older charge nurse, as she shook her head in frustration. “This is the third young single girl tonight that I’ve treated that is pregnant..."   
Enjoy this Night Shift from the EPM archives 
When you are a long way from home, there is nothing that cheers you up like getting a package. 
CDR Mark Plaster, MC, USNR writes from Iraq

“Sir, there was a little situation last night that you might want to be aware of.”
As the final days of residency passed by, there were many things I looked forward to after graduation, but I never fully imagined what the real world would bring. Here’s what my first year as an emergency physician taught me...
altI’ve been staring at my sea bag and field pack in the corner of my office since May when I got notice of my return to active duty. But now it’s time to finally go...
Aphe*phobia
noun: a fear of being touched;
also called haphephobia, haptephobia, thixophobia,
origin: from the Greek haphe ‘touch’
It was to be my last shift in the ER for about a year, so I was feeling a little reflective...

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