Favorite Medical Shows

You’d think having been in the hospital so often makes me sick of them, and not want to watch medical dramas in my free time. Or, that I’d really be pissed about medical inaccuracies- eh. In fact, I love em. Grey’s Anatomy: I started watching Grey’s when I was in Grad school, as an stress relief so to speak. Soon I began to see similarities between academia and what the young doctors went through. A world/job which takes over yourRead more

Nation of Pill-Poppers

I perceive a lot of cultural differences when it comes to dealing with pain in the US and in Germany, and as in so many ways, I am split in the middle. I don’t believe in sticking out pain. When I don’t feel well, I take something. I also like being in full possession of my mental faculties though. With the regularity of a Swiss clockwork, NPR and other reputable news sources cover stories about pain killer abuse, and attemptsRead more