Category Archives: Medicine

Broca’s Aphasia


This Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses one of the aftermaths of stroke, while at the same time focusing on one of the most essential aspects of life. May we be spared this scourge, but not never forget to include … Continue reading

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Milk and Humor


Amidst the current crisis people are facing due to a shortage of baby formula, combined with the myriad of disasters blasting us from all the news outlets, most of us desperately need a moment of humor to leaven our life. … Continue reading

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Today is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, a day of honor. Even as we rightly perform these honorable and necessary acts, there are those among us who are approaching their final journey, and those whose families anxiously parse words … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Children’s Hospital


Last night I called a friend who I saw recently during a memorable road trip up the Coast. A few days after we were together, he called me back with the shocking news that he was just diagnosed with advanced … Continue reading

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The Tort System Lottery


Americans love playing the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more the number of people who want to play. Besides the State run lotteries, there is another jackpot we love to find – the tort lottery. Have you been injured? … Continue reading

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Playing Word Games


There is little in life so devastating as watching someone you love descend into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, too many of us have seen a parent, a spouse, or a friend journey down this dark road. This Monday’s … Continue reading

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A Traditional Greeting of Hope in the Time of Pandemic


Welcome to another Monday’s Poem of the Week. Despite hope and best efforts, Covid-19 continues to impact our lives, with deaths in the USA alone now having reached the million mark.  For this reason, today’s verse is particularly appropriate. Be … Continue reading

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Open Heart


As a student, seeing my first heart surgery was a profound experience. This Monday’s Poem of the Week does a remarkable job of capturing the mystery and the magic of this remarkable organ on which we all critically depend. Open … Continue reading

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What We Carry


This Monday’s Poem of the Week was inspired by the the best seller about the Vietnam War of similar name. In any war, soldiers have to decide on what is most essential in carrying out their mission. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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How Changes in Healthcare Will Affect You


There has been a tectonic change in the way medicine is being practiced in our country. It began in the early 1960’s, when the government and private insurance became the major payers for physician services, and accelerated in the early … Continue reading

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