Problems Moderating Comments Improve but Continue

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Physicians are fiercely independent and opinionated. Many have taken to social media platforms to express themselves — sites geared toward medical content containing news-feeds, op-eds, journal articles, and general interest articles. The rise in popularity of medical websites is due not only to the…

Some Doctors Need Lessons in Civility

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Now that I’m semi-retired and don’t have to answer to anyone other than myself and my family, I feel a certain freedom to speak up more than ever — and believe me, there’s plenty on my mind. I’m mostly concerned with the ill health…

Mobsters With Shared Delusions

Folie en masse is a French term that literally means “mass insanity.” The psychiatric condition folie en masse — and its congeners folie à deux, folie à trois, etc. — refers to the transfer and sharing of delusional ideas from one person to one or more…

Trump’s Delusions Are Bad For Our Health

You feelin’ alright? I’m not feelin’ too good myself.

I see red and my stomach churns at the mere sight of Trump on TV, whether speaking at a rally or providing an update on the coronavirus pandemic.

“Turn it off,” my wife implores…

Why is it so important to scrutinize the social activities of young doctors when so many of them are sacrificing themselves and their loved ones to treat patients with COVID-19? Doesn’t that say enough about their character?

Well apparently several physicians affiliated with Boston University felt otherwise. After collecting data…

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What’s It Like to be a Doximity Community Fellow — COVID-19 Notwithstanding?

Doximity ( is the largest online community of healthcare professionals in the United States. It offers curated medical news, HIPAA-compliant on-demand video calls with patients, case collaboration, the opportunity to publish articles as essays or opinion pieces (“Op-Meds”)…

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Any Functioning Adult: Deconstructing Donald Trump

During a presidential campaign stop in Philadelphia in early June, Joe Biden criticized Trump’s handling of the sometimes-violent nationwide racial protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. …

Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA

Physician, author, speaker, wellness advocate

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