Category Archives: Science

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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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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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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Quantum Phantom


I’m again grateful for Dave’s willingness to share his poetry during the holiday season when we are all busy getting ready for our celebrations. Monday’s Poem of the Week wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas and a healthy New … Continue reading

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Circumstances


Welcome back to Monday’s Poem of the Week. As we head into the holiday home stretch, I welcome back my friend Dave who has kindly allowed me to share the following timely reminder with you. Circumstances Unforeseen circumstancesAnd is there … Continue reading

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Medical Humor


Awash with tragedy (figuratively and literally) in the news, I felt we could all do with a bit of humor. Here it is: MEDICAL TERMS FOR THE LAY PUBLIC (A-H) Doctors spend the first part of their education learning an … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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The Healing Touch


Truth be told, we doctors don’t cure very many people. While we often take credit for the healing powers given to our bodies by nature, many maladies will get better with tincture of time, while others will progress to worse … Continue reading

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Careers and Life


Medicine makes a lot of demands on those who chose to follow its calling. For most, the personal sacrifices are an unavoidable price that has to be paid. For others, the long hours provide an acceptable excuse for avoiding some … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream


Though I’m thankfully way past my student days, I still experience recurring dreams about school. I have an important exam to get to, I can’t remember a word of what I read in the textbook the night before, and I’ve … Continue reading

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