Medical Insights

What you should know for Match Day 2017

After a grueling number of years, fourth-year medical students across the United States are now...


Treating zebras: Healthcare’s response to rare disease

When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. This motto is drummed into U.S. medical students,...


Is a four-hour emergency wait time guarantee even possible? In the U.K., healthcare professionals aren't so sure

How do you treat a patient while keeping one eye on the clock? This is a question U.K....


Can you tell Zika from dengue fever?

A patient with the Zika virus. Click the image to see the original case on Figure 1.   Zika...


Healthcare professionals speak out on guns: "Definitely changed my opinion on the 2nd amendment..."

"GSW to left hip, shotgun, point blank." Click the image to see the original case.  ...


Five Notable Cases from Twenty-Four Hours in the Indian Healthcare System

Last week, we held our first-ever Live Event on Figure 1. During the twenty-four hour event, the...


An Interview with Dr. Carlo Oller

As an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Carlo Oller (@EDexitVideo on Figure 1) sees a variety of...


Top Contributors Series: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Popowich

  Dr. Daniel Popowich (dpopsmd on Figure 1) captures the attention of users with his engaging...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Kalish M.D., Ph.D. on Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

  Dr. Jennifer Kalish is a pediatric geneticist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,...


An Interview with fiercephysicist

If you’ve spent time on Figure 1, you may have noticed @fiercephysicist’s intriguing...


An Interview with Pheo and Derminator

    Two of the most thoughtful and respected contributors to the Figure 1 community,...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Timothy Gauthier on Antimicrobial Stewardship

  Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID (Figure 1’s @IDstewardship) graduated from...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Julia Hanigsberg on Innovation and Children's Rehabilitation

Julia Hanigsberg is President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, which is...


An Interview With mrbee

If you’ve spent time on Figure 1, you’ve probably noticed @mrbee and his insightful feedback....


6 UK Physicians On Twitter that Medical Professionals Should Follow

The Figure 1 team is visiting the UK this month to present at the Medical Innovations...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Karim Jessa on Healthcare and Technology

Dr. Karim Jessa is an Emergency Physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at the Hospital for...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh on Innovation and Education in Psychiatry

Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital based...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Ranjana Srivastava on Communicating Effectively with Patients

Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is a medical oncologist and writer based in Melbourne at Monash Health, one...


An Interview with penguinophile

With 455 posts on Figure 1, @penguinophile is undoubtedly one of our most popular healthcare...


Psychological Impacts of Conflict in the Ukraine

    When one thinks of conflict zones, the instinct is often to think of physical...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Larry Chu, MD, MS on Innovation in Medicine

Dr. Larry Chu is a practicing physician who runs the Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab at...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Marissa Camilon on the American Resident Project, Technology, and Education

 Dr. Marissa Camilon completed medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is currently...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Steven Lin, B.Dent., on Dentistry and Technology

Dr. Steven Lin is a dentist with a background in biology, nutrition, and exercise. He hopes to help...


AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to the medicine they need to stay healthy....


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Steven Tucker, M.D., on Medicine in Asia, Technology, and Oncology

  Dr. Steven Tucker is an American physician living in and practicing medicine in Singapore....


Half the World Has No Radiology

  Figure 1 has partnered with RAD-AID International to showcase its efforts to improve...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Casey Parker, M.D., about Healthcare Education and the FOAMed movement

Dr. Parker is a rural GP working in the Kimberly region in Western Australia. He is the Director of...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Chris C. Feier, M.D., Author of "The Chief Complaint"

  Chris C. Feier M.D., Pharm.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at...


Using Drones to Fight TB in Papua New Guinea

Treating patients in rural and remote areas of the world is a challenge that Médecins Sans...


Health Leaders Series: Interview with Dr. Jay W. Lee about PCMH, Healthcare Policy, and Technology

Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is Associate Medical Director of Practice Transformation at...