A relaxing fish pond, summer 2017, Slovenia

Goodbye summer

Summer is over, time to take stock All good things come to an end, so does my first summer in Slovenia. And what a summer it has been: blue skies, …

logo of a green circle saying "stamp out stigma"

Language without the stigma

Terminology can affect patients Words that stigmatise affect patients, relatives and healthcare workers in their perception of a disease. It can influence the behaviour of an entire society towards an …

A sample EKG tracing showing a ST-elevation Myocardial Infarct

What is a STEMI in German?

How does the German Medical Literature handle English abbreviations? The German-speaking doctors, just like American ones, talk of EKG and not ECG. It’s short for “Elektro – Kardio – Gramm” …