Their Patients Won’t Know What Hit Them.

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Second-years Kaci McCleary, Marc Toral, Corbin Weaver, and Aline Sandouk are about to finish their didactic studies in the curriculum and embark on their clinical clerkships!  At long last, they get to work with patients.  Among the questions they face: is it better to put yourself out there during clerkships?  Or keep your head down? And are they nervous? Maybe a little, but there was plenty of health news this week to distract themselves with, including a Harvard study that provides evidence that one’s stress and one’s health may be unrelated.

Also, pharma bro Martin Shkreli spends his benjamins on a purchase that infuriates a whole new group of people. A doctor combines tattoo artistry with tattoo removal in a new clinic. Most e-cigarettes contain flavorings associated with popcorn lung disease, but what does that mean for patients who lead the vape life?  And the 30 men hired by Liberia to burn the bodies of those who died from Ebola are now being shunned.

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