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Over the last decade, I've read, studied, trained, and practiced my craft in the emergency department, dedicated to doing my best for each patient. I also realized that while I am a part of the medical care system, I am not actually part of a healthcare sy
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Preamble: I was part of a discussion last week where the opening tweet to a thread labeled (mis-labeled?) a group of people as TROLLS. Needless to say, the reaction predictably triggered an immediate, vitriolic response. That is not the intent of this blog
KenJaques 12.06.2022 0 75

Social media is a powder keg, just waiting to explode. Lockdowns. Vaccine mandates. Masks on kids. Firing and loss of privileges for medical professionals. On all of these topics, there is actually some reasonable discussion happening, and the science is e
KenJaques 07.12.2021 0 507

I got called out today. I needed it. I accepted it. And I hope I can be better for it. I was challenged to “Remember why you started - to improve healthcare and empower people to live life to the fullest.” And further, “you didn’t start to get in a Twi
KenJaques 21.10.2021 0 500

{This article was originally posted at www.kenjaques.com on May 24, 2013. Gratefully, a number of other candidates for the Lemming Hall of Fame have been identified.} A crazy thought came into my mind this week about the similarities between lemmings and
KenJaques 13.10.2021 0 269

Patients deserve the best and safest care. That's it. That's all. I have been on twitter for over 10 years. And my message hasn't really changed much. But I have grown immensely. When I was diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) in 2008, I wasn't really
KenJaques 23.06.2021 0 1446

Arguably my biggest beef with Debunkers is the use of broad brush and deflection tactics to attempt to discredit something much bigger than what they're targeting. The area I see this the most is Integrative Medicine (IM). I am a proponent of IM as are man
KenJaques 23.03.2021 0 879

In my last blog I asked the question “Do you have a voice”? In this one I ask a related question “How BIG is your voice?” Have you ever had a situation where you’ve heard someone say something, or maybe you read something in a book, a newspaper, a blog, o
KenJaques 03.03.2021 0 492

Like many folks, I am very concerned with the prevalence of chronic disease and mental illness within our communities. For quite some time I have been actively promoting a focused shift toward prevention and recovery, both inside and outside of Medicine. T
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{Credit: This post was originally published on July 22, 2013 with the title "Starting a Wave to Heal Healthcare" on a personal web site -- republishing with permission}  Republishing with new title after feedback from a colleague suggesting that we'll "ne
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