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In 2010 I retired from being a pediatric cardiac surgeon due to increasing health concerns and a dissatisfaction in practicing medicine. I had serious risk factors of heart disease from my father affecting not only myself but my siblings. Working over 60 hours a week,...

Intuition quick and ready insight a:  immediate apprehension or cognition b:  knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c:  the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference Source: Merriam Dictionary Intuition is a perceptual ability that is beyond our physical experience...

In keeping with the ethical and legal standards of informed consent, patients awaiting a scheduled elective surgery should be informed about possible impairments induced by a lack of sleep because of on-call/emergency work and the potential increased risk of complications....