Month: May 2017

Real Heroes

Real Heroes

Memorial Day is a holiday for honoring those who died for our country, and traditionally, we remember all the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States military: real heroes.  Then, this weekend: the Oregon MAX train attack. A promising […]

How do we talk to our kids about Manchester?

How do we talk to our kids about Manchester?

Last night, well after I’d tucked her in and gone to bed, Babygirl got up and wandered downstairs. She loves to hang out with Daddy, watching sports, and she’ll fall asleep on the couch. But Hubby was watching CNN coverage of the suicide bombing in […]

My Weekend Off: Journal of a Doctor- Mom 

My Weekend Off: Journal of a Doctor- Mom 

Yes, a post is overdue. Yes, I have an excuse. Some sort of respiratory thing. What, exactly, is beyond me. Allergic vs viral vs bacterial and leaning towards the first, treating as such. Ergo, I’m not so sick as much as drugged. Non- drowsy antihistamines […]

My rant about the (inevitable) era of the charlatan

My rant about the (inevitable) era of the charlatan

Posted over on the Mothers in Medicine blog: On Quacks, and Cold Clinical Facts  

Oh, the irony

Oh, the irony

We all have those exercise- obsessed patients who continue training despite illness and injury, which generally doesn’t go well. How many times have I stood shaking my head at the physically fit, but really sick, athletically- inclined patient, thinking Duh, if you’re feverish and coughing […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]

Let’s talk about this CNN article on opiates and pregnancy

Let’s talk about this CNN article on opiates and pregnancy

I am just now becoming more active in the fight against opioid addiction. I’ve shared my thoughts on this in real time and on a big stage. I’m newly waivered to prescribe Suboxone and Subutex. I’m working with both the obstetrics and substance abuse departments […]

To Celebrate a Life

To Celebrate a Life

It was my cousin John Vincent Sciaba’s birthday last week; he would have been thirty- five. He had gone out hiking in early February, and disappeared; in March, his undisturbed body was found in the forest, where he had laid down to sleep under a […]