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A Little Humility Can Lead To A Lot Of Health

A Little Humility Can Lead To A Lot Of Health

“None of us in science and medicine have the answers we tell you we have,” said Betsy Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School at last month’s TEDMED conference, “because the universe of what we don’t know dwarfs that of what we do know.”


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Boxing’s oldest champion faces big test

Nov 6, 2014

Thanks to a number of pre-fight news stories, I’ve become interested in what happens when boxer Bernard Hopkins takes on Russian fighter Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night. On one level, the fight in Atlantic City, N.J., looks like the classic … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Glioma…

Michael Davis' tumor I considered blogging about Brittany Maynard and her compelling right to die story, but I could not bring myself to do it.  I believe that this is each person's decision, and I really have no business weighing in.  We all kno...

Consciousness and Health
Are you identifying yourself as a disease?

Are you identifying yourself as a disease?

“Get down off your cross.” 


Harsh words, perhaps, especially when you consider that the one who said them is a longtime hospital chaplain, and the woman she was speaking to had just learned that a year after going through chemotherapy, she was still cancer free.
 
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When life gets nip and tuck

Nov 3, 2014

In perusing the New York Times the other day, I came across a debate ignited by the remarkable transformation of actress Renee Zellweger’s face. Many thought Zellweger, 45, was almost unrecognizable when she appeared at a recent event. They assumed … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Whew…..We Survived Pink October. On to November!

My goal for pink October was one long post, detailing how egregious the marketing has become.  I have had several people say that seeing it laid out that way opened their eyes.  I do realize it was difficult to read and I apologize, but I do think it...

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A tactic unworthy of a good newspaper

Oct 31, 2014

“Sacramento must separate Measure L from the mayor,” proclaims the headline over the Sacramento Bee’s lead editorial Thursday. The newspaper’s editorial board has advanced this specious position before, and I suspect it was bombarded with ridicule. Why else would this … Continue reading

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Kings owner Ranadive spins another fantasy

Oct 30, 2014

The most offensive display put on yesterday as the Sacramento Kings opened the new season against the Golden State Warriors was Kings owner Vivek Ranadive bragging about an NBA championship that will come to “one of the most iconic structures … Continue reading

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Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

Oct 28, 2014
Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

  When I came across a picture of a very pregnant Alysia Montaño, a 2012 Olympian from Southern California, competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships June 26 while eight months pregnant, I did a double take. It was … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Increased trust, decreased fear, in the doctor-patient relationship

Increased trust, decreased fear, in the doctor-patient relationship

Does it really matter if your doctor appreciates the power of prayer? For me it may not have been the most important factor to consider but, ultimately, a significant if unexpected plus.


I had spent the better part of three weeks in the hospital, lying in traction, recovering from a number of injuries following a...

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