Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Staying Alive I remember the first time it happened to me. The shock, the embarrassment. The thought that this doesn’t happen to me I’m Sybile Val, a surgeon! But that day in November of 2012 it happened. I was performing one of my favorite...

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Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator I’ve had to tell many people before that their loved one didn’t make it. During six years of general surgery training and while rotating at several level one trauma centers, that became the norm. I’ve participated in and...

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Low-Hanging Fruit

Low-Hanging Fruit I remember the first time my high school friend mentioned the term, “low-hanging fruit,” to me. “She lacks self-confidence,” he told me as he described his sister. “So instead of striving for more, she just settles on the...

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You? Happy new year! So what’s the plan for 2018!? New year, new you? We are only five days into 2018, but you have likely already been bombarded by advertisements from the gym, your hairdresser/stylist, and, of course, your...

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