Robert J. Winn's Blog

Skills Needed to Succeed in Emergency Medicine

Skills Needed to Succeed in Emergency Medicine

While all medical specialties result in saving lives, in no other specialty but emergency medicine do you get to have a hand in saving lives every single day. If you’re considering specializing in emergency medicine, you need to possess these skills for success....
Will Woebot Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

Will Woebot Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

A human relationship is based on trust and, in some ways, bravery. The choice to come forward to talk about our fears, our struggles, our tragedies can be a difficult one; human communication demands that we reach out to and confide in another person. Making that...
Gun Control Is a Public Health Concern

Gun Control Is a Public Health Concern

Since the tragic shooting at Columbine, the US has lived through some of the worst acts of domestic terrorism that the developed world has ever seen. From schools to churches to concerts to clubs to army barracks, many places formerly believed to be safe community...
Corrections Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities

Corrections Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities

When we talk about community health care, most people prefer to keep the conversation focused on our achievements and future possibilities. We talk about the local clinics that provide flu shots and screenings to uninsured families, about school health education...
A Need for Medical Empathy

A Need for Medical Empathy

A patient is more than a collection of well-arranged data points or a series of symptoms to be decoded. The rise of medical technology aides such as IBM’s Watson, which can sort through libraries of medical data in a matter of moments, has led some to speculate...
On Naloxone and the Rising Cost of Saving Lives

On Naloxone and the Rising Cost of Saving Lives

Modern medicine is nothing short of present-day magic; hard-earned and studied for sure, but miraculous nonetheless. Long years of study and research have allowed physicians to heal conditions that would have been fatal only a decade or two ago. In abstract, the...
How to Survive the Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays

Gleeful snowmen, chipper carols, and endless holiday chatter pervades the air. Even in the early days of December, lines of cheerful parents waiting with their children to talk to Santa stretch across mall courtyards. People of all ages are basking in the holiday...