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Should we write that patients are “pleasant” in medical notes?

When writing medical notes, some clinicians include an appreciation of their patient’s personality and disposition in their opening line (the “chief complaint”), or when they’re wrapping up (in the “assessment and plan”), or in both locations. You know — it goes like this: “CC:  Ms. Smith is a very pleasant 62-year-old woman admitted with …” or: “A/P:  To summarize,… Read More »

Here’s How Often You Should Wash Your Reusable Water Bottle

It’s just water. Can’t you just refill it when it’s empty? A microbiologist has the answer. New Africa/Shutterstock We don’t generally think of the water in our reusable water bottle as particularly dangerous to our health, but germs thrive in moisture—including airborne microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. And according to microbiologist Miryam Z.… Read More »