These Trials give me goosebumps

One of the first seminar series I had to attend as a medical student was titled “Ethical thinking for physicians”. Now, after having studied for about six years and having listened to what feels like a million different lectures, I still consider these first seminars very valuable.

As very young…


Imagine this was your story.

I was 19 years old when my dad passed away suddenly. My heart still aces when I think of the phone call I received from my little brother.

“Ruby, you need to come home. Dad died.” …


My heart aces.

When I woke up this morning, I expected to have a pretty average day. I am currently working as a Junior Doctor in the Swiss Alps, which means waking up to the sun rising beneath the snow-covered mountains and enjoying the breathtaking view while having a first desperately needed coffee.


A Short Story

Once upon a time, in a country not too far away, in a town so small, you would barely even notice it, there was a nurse named Elise.

Elise was — at least that’s how her friends and those who knew her would have described her — quite ordinary. She…


…And What She Taught Me About Life.

When you start working in the medical field, no matter if you are a physician, a nurse, or a student, you will be confronted with humanity in a whole different format.

While you might have studied the most complicated diseases and while you might have understood the complex physiology of…


Someone Died on Our Watch Today

It’s a very average morning on a very average ICU in a very average hospital, somewhere in Germany. While the rest of the world might be under the impression, that the infection with the Corona Virus is the only life-threatening disease these days, that’s of course not true.

On our…


…And I Bet You Know Them All

An undefeatable superhero. His mission? To save the world from an unknown villain. Danger. Mystery. Tension. And, of course, there is also the girl.

Everybody has seen the movies about the Secret Intelligence Service Agent James Bond, better known by his code number 007. He is a heavy smoker, consumes…


A story about a patient, skin-tone bandages, and a potentially life-threatening disease.

“Mrs. S., come with me please.” An older woman gets up from one of the uncomfortable chairs in the waiting area. Underneath my mask, I try to give her a welcoming smile. …


The Incredible Story of Invisibobble®

Sophie Trelles-Tvede was only 18 years old when she accidentally came up with what was soon to be a multi-million dollar idea.

In her first year of college, she was getting dressed for “Bad Taste Party” organized by a student union — while her outfit was already on point, she…


Our Nights Are Made of 90-Minute-Cycles. Use Them Wisely.

We all enjoy it, we all need it — and most of us don’t get the amount their body would need: A good night's sleep is essential to be able to concentrate throughout the day.

While we sleep, our bodies get the rest they need. We can re-energize and regenerate…

Ruby Melone

Passionate about writing, medicine, nature and my bunny “the shredder”,

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