Jeremy Samuel Faust
Jeremy Samuel Faust

Jeremy Samuel Faust is an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-host of FOAMcast and the board president of the Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

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Aug. 3 2018 12:59 PMTouching Fentanyl Is Not Dangerous. Will This Video Finally Prove That?The rumors swirling that you can overdose just by touching the powder are untrue, and prevent people from getting the critical help they need.
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May 7 2018 5:00 PMMedical Twitter’s #ShareAStoryInOneTweet Is Heartbreaking, Self-Aggrandizing, and Extremely ImportantDoctors need to remember the emotional heft of our everyday jobs.
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April 25 2018 4:29 PMThe Presidential Physician Is on Call All the Time. Can He Ever Have a Drink?Of course doctors can’t practice drunk. But 24-hour care has a set of rules of its own.
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April 18 2018 11:00 AMWhat the New Medical Podcast DDx Gets Right About DiagnosisUnlike medical TV dramas that pedal in rarity, Figure 1’s new nonfiction show finds instructive lessons in everyday medicine.
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March 19 2018 3:20 PMTheranos Is What Happens When Biomedicine Gets to Play by Silicon Valley’s RulesThe people behind real medical advances show their work. Elizabeth Holmes thought she didn’t have to, and thanks to her PR wizardry, she basically got away with it.
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Feb. 21 2018 10:00 AMAre IV Bags Necessary to Rehydrate Patients?In the months since Hurricane Maria, U.S. hospitals have dealt with an IV bag shortage. It turns out that might not be such a bad thing.
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Oct. 2 2017 6:29 PMHospitals Aren’t Fully Prepared for Mass Shootings, and It’s the Gun Lobby’s FaultEmergency responders and doctors are reduced to sharing anecdotes when they should be compiling evidence.
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June 9 2017 3:08 PMThere’s an Easy Test We Could Use to Assess Older Politicians’ Cognitive HealthIt’s called the Mini-Mental State Exam, and its real power is the data it provides over time.
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April 20 2017 3:08 PMAaron Hernandez’s Suicide Highlights a Huge Gap in Correctional HealthWe are terrible at assessing suicide risk, in part, because we have very limited means of studying this population.
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Feb. 27 2017 5:46 PMWhat Is Your Name? Where Are We? Who Is President? Oh God.This used to be a routine test.
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Dec. 28 2016 11:05 AMIs a Heart Attack Cardiac Arrest?Heart attack, cardiac arrest, and heart failure are often used interchangeably, but they’re distinct entities.
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Nov. 17 2016 2:25 PMThe Major FallWhat killed Leonard Cohen is one of the rising causes of death among the elderly. Here’s how you can protect yourself.
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Oct. 18 2016 10:23 AMThe Right to Remain HIPAA-ProtectedThe NY/NJ bombing suspect appeared in court via video conference, which seems to have violated HIPAA.
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Sept. 8 2016 10:57 AMMSNBC Should Not Replay Live Footage Each 9/11It may be good for ratings, but for those who were there—and even for many who weren’t—it can be traumatizing.
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July 20 2016 8:31 PMThe RNC Ignores Actual Science, but Embraces PseudoscienceYoungevity, which has a speaker at the RNC Wednesday night, is run by a man who would make anti-vaxxers blush.
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June 7 2018 12:59 PMDo 45-Year-Olds Really Need Colon Cancer Screening?A new recommendation says yes. The evidence is more complicated.
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May 1 2018 7:38 PMHow Did the Doctor’s Office Raid Harold Bornstein Described Not Violate HIPAA?The former Trump doctor’s story is wild. Which side broke the law?
Brow Beat
April 19 2018 2:40 PMClassical Music Needs Kendrick Lamar More Than It Needs the PulitzerComposers shouldn’t fear hip-hop. They should embrace it.
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March 26 2018 2:38 PMBasic CPR Doesn’t Help Gunshot WoundsRick Santorum’s suggestion is medically ridiculous, and it betrays a worrisome misunderstanding of gun violence.
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March 8 2018 1:02 PMAre We Reviving Too Many Opioid Overdoses? Is This Really a Question?A new paper suggests the overdose-reversing drug naloxone presents a “moral hazard.” The economists’ case is built on an immoral premise.
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Jan. 16 2018 5:20 PMTrump’s Height and Weight Puts Him Just on the Cusp of ObesityIf he were one pound heavier, or a half-inch shorter, the numbers wouldn’t be so forgiving.
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June 28 2017 9:00 AMThe Viral Story About the Cop Who Overdosed by Touching Fentanyl Is NonsenseThe terrifying tale has been reported as fact, but toxicologists doubt that it is medically possible.
Science
April 24 2017 1:27 PMThe Problem With the March for ScienceOur culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.
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March 24 2017 1:04 PMEmergency Doctors Are Breaking Tradition to Oppose the AHCA CompromiseWe’re notoriously moderate, but in a statement this week, our governing body took a new approach.
Brow Beat
Dec. 29 2016 3:52 PMThe Science of “Broken Heart Syndrome”
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Dec. 13 2016 4:30 PME-Cigarettes Might Be the Best Addiction to HaveThe surgeon general just released a landmark report, but the findings aren’t strong enough to warrant many regulations.
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Nov. 10 2016 4:39 PMThe Five Stages of Grief Aren’t Real, but Trump Anxiety IsGrieve however you want. Here are some ways to cope.
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Sept. 15 2016 10:16 PMPatient Trump in the Land of OzWe didn’t learn much about Trump’s health Thursday, but we learned plenty about what’s wrong with America’s medical system.
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Aug. 9 2016 5:02 PMCupping: Mikey Likes It. Scientists Don’t.Can you trust Michael Phelps any more than Gwyneth Paltrow? Probably not.
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July 7 2016 11:41 AMReining in OpioidsThe feds are finally making moves in the right direction. Here’s how they could pay for it.

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