Category Archives: Health and wellness

Loneliness


I received a phone call last night from one of my older friends to tell me that her dog had just died. I expressed my sympathy, but she caught me at a bad time, so we didn’t have a very … Continue reading

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A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom…


A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom… Are there any of us in 2020 who are not dealing with these emotions?  One of my benefits of the lock-down is the increased time I’ve had to read. Despite having over … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me A Hero!


There recently appeared an article by Dike Drummond, M.D. in Medscape Magazine, in which he objected to the current vogue of calling doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals “heroes” and “saints”. Any profession in which the practitioner places his or … Continue reading

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Bridging the Divide


As a physician, as someone who has been trained in and believes in science, I share the frustrations of all my colleagues who are faced with members of the public choosing not to wear masks and denying the realities of … Continue reading

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Mind and Body


I am not a trained philosopher, though I took a number of courses in philosophy while I was at the university, and have an interest in how our ideas impact our world and our lives. For those of you who … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Life?


What Should I Do With My Life? We are living through hard times, perhaps the hardest that many of us have experienced.  It is during times like these that people are most likely willing to change the course of their … Continue reading

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Alone


I see them in my office, their look slightly haunted by the memories of having been here before, though not alone. Their fingers absent-mindlessly trace the circle of their wedding band, as we talk not about their own illness, but … Continue reading

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Why Do We Do Good?


Why do we choose to do good? What motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others, even people we don’t know? Psychologists and philosophers have offered a number of suggestions. Sonya Lyubomirsky, a notable psychology professor who has published extensively on … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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