Richard Bosshardt, MD's Posts

Breast implant associated lymphoma, an update

After the blockbuster success of Jaws drove people out of the ocean in droves, the tagline for Jaws 2 simply said, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…..”. This could serve equally well for any number of situations in medicine. One of these is ... Read More »

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Is it too late to save Silver Springs?

As a physician, I am responsible for the care I render to my patients. As a citizen, I am responsible for the care of the state I live in. The Editorial in the Orlando Sentinel today moved me to get off my butt, so-to-speak, and take some action. Apparently, our ... Read More »

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The latest Russian hack- TITs

An unnamed source has reported a new twist in the story of Russian hacking in the U.S. Hacking has been reported in the media, the recent presidential election, and in government circles. This new allegation is the most frightening of all because it includes all of those areas and more. ... Read More »

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Modern drugs- a double-edged sword

A recent drug ad on television caught my eye. It was for a new drug, one I had never heard of before: Invokana. It is used in the treatment of diabetes. As a plastic surgeon I don’t treat diabetes but I know that type II diabetes, the type seen mostly ... Read More »

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March 17- National Match Day, a defining moment for future doctors

“Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match……….” Lyrics from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof   There are a number of important dates in the life of any medical student. These are the day they were accepted to medical school, the day they pass Step One (see my blog post http://www.hypeorlando.com/house-calls/2014/08/06/theres-a-medical-student-in-my-house/  ... Read...

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Are we mollycoddling new physicians?

Today’s Sentinel posted an article about new rules regulating the hours that young doctors in training can work. It rescinds the previous limit of 18 hours straight and allows 24 hour shifts. Over the years, I have watched with growing alarm from a distance as the issue of how hard ... Read More »

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