Medical Insights

How to protect doctor-patient confidentiality online: Simple tips to protect yourself and your patients

For doctors, the internet offers huge benefits. It connects you to up-to-date resources, journals,...


Spotify and Figure 1 team up to hear what surgeons are playing in the OR

Dr. Ramin Eskandari, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina, is a fan...


Five tips on surviving residency from the people who’ve been there

If you’re about to start your residency, you may be feeling anxious, fearful, excited, or all of...


How to suture: Five tips for medical students learning to close wounds

A student recently posted the above photo to Figure 1 and asked the following question: “What...


Why U.S. patients treated by international medical graduates are less likely to die

If your doctor was trained overseas instead of in the United States, you are less likely to die in...


How to take a stunning medical photograph

A kidney donor waves to the recipient on her way to the operating room. These patients were part of...


ZDoggMD's advice for medical students

Dr. Zubin Damania, better known as medical rapper ZDoggMD, is a Stanford-trained internal medicine...


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...


The war on drugs has failed. Now what?

A BMJ editor shares five key readings to understand drug policy and the urgent need for reform ...


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. healthcare...


Five female physicians you must follow today

A self-portrait done by Dr. Kathryn Ko (@doc_ambidexter). In honor of National Women Physicians Day,...


A biochemist investigates the secret life of fat

Everyone knows there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. One in three American adults is...


Meet the researcher behind that infamous male birth control study

Dr. Richard Anderson addresses the controversy and explains why he wants “safe and effective...


How NASA's doctors are preparing for a manned mission to Mars

You have been selected as the ship doctor on the first manned mission to Mars. What do you pack?...


Radiology and the Art of Lego

Dr. Vikas Shah (@DrVikasShah) is a UK-based radiologist who specializes in abdominal imaging. His...


Enlarged abdomen case by @sonjamd

An American ER Doctor in Switzerland

Born and raised in California, Dr. Sonja Knittel-Hliddal (@sonjamd) spent a year (which turned into...


Three month old with chylous effusion

1 on 1 with a Third-Generation Radiologist

"I am a third-generation radiologist. I remember going in as a young boy and helping hang films for...

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 virus has...


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. Healthcare...


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...


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...