Category Archives: Medicine

Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden


Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden? Anyone involved with computers in their work is witnessing the exponential growth in the abilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in solving real world problems that involve pattern recognition. The chess world has … Continue reading

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Bone Density Scan


We all grow brittle with age as for various physiologic and medical reasons our bone become more porous as we loose calcium from our bodies. For those of you concerned about osteoporosis, here is the following poem. Bone Density Scan … Continue reading

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The End


The End Poetry, like life, is often ambiguous. Deciphering its meaning is both its challenge as well as its reward. In this vein, I can hope you will find your own reward in the following Poem of the Week. has … Continue reading

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The Phlebotomist Shows You Her Tattoo


Some poems have meanings that are straightforward, obvious. Others carry within them a message that’s more elusive, yet somehow are still pleasing. This Poem of the Week falls into the later category. I’d be curious, my readers – what did … Continue reading

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Yes and No


One never wants to say “no” to life, and hope is the driving force into tomorrow, as illustrated by this Monday’s Poem of the Week. Given the vagaries of my schedule coming up in future months, from now on, this … Continue reading

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Hope Returns


In order to appreciate the following, you have to have to be familiar with the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, best told by Pulitzer winning writer Tracy Kidder in his book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains”. If you read one book in … Continue reading

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Sleek Green Car


Our country is a place where car culture has flourished since the days of Henry Ford, and nowhere more so than in California. Combining this cue for nostalgia with our ongoing medical theme brings you this next Monday’s Poem of … Continue reading

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Her Patient Days


This Monday’s Poem of the Week continues our medical theme, and the difficulties we all face in that awkward transition time when someone close to us is nearing the end of their life’s journey. Her Patient Days What was it … Continue reading

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Dying Is A Difficult Business


When I first met her, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about her appearance or her story. She came in, like many others that I see, seeking to have a screening colonoscopy. Her last examination was over ten years ago, and her … Continue reading

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Fasciculation


Many of you have likely noticed that Monday’s Poem of the Week often have themes related to medicine and family. I make no apologies for this, for this is who I am, and this is what I do. However, as … Continue reading

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