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Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred Is a Disease. What Is the Cure?

Hatred is spreading like an epidemic across the country. Just this past week, the United States has had another horrific mass shooting, and multiple attempted assassinations. The shooter targeted Jewish Americans at a synagogue; the mail bomber targeted prominent Democrats. What do the alleged perpetrators […]

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

The Centers for Disease Control has launched an ambitious campaign aimed at preventing a million cardiovascular events by 2022, appropriately titled Million Hearts.  Their website has some very basic information about the prevention of heart disease, summarized under the call to “Practice Healthy Living Habits” and […]

Physicians Are Standing Up and Speaking Out

Physicians Are Standing Up and Speaking Out

If any physician suspects that a child (or an elder) is being abused, they are legally required to call the appropriate authorities. When Washington D.C. pediatrician Sanjiv Sriram saw that children were being abused, he did just that. He called Child Protective Services… on the […]

Just Another Manic Monday… To Put Into Perspective

Just Another Manic Monday… To Put Into Perspective

Woke up this lovely Monday with two flat tires, one nonfunctioning furnace, indoor temp of 55 degrees, two kids needing to get to school, a booked afternoon clinic downtown, and an evening wake to attend. Before the morning was done we discovered that one car […]

Panic on the Highway- posted on Mothers in Medicine

Panic on the Highway- posted on Mothers in Medicine

Just shared an embarrassing story from this past weekend over at Mothers in Medicine. Type A healthcare professionals, this may apply to you!

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 […]

A Proper Library

A Proper Library

A huge chunk of my better youth was productively spent in the reading rooms, at long study tables, or in hidden cubbies of a number of libraries. Mom started us young, at the orange- carpeted seventies- style children’s room of my old hometown. I was […]

New Year’s Resolution 

New Year’s Resolution 

My post from the Mothers in medicine blog yesterday. 

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands…

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands…

There’s a nasty stomach bug going around. It hit my husband’s workplace last week, and then our daughter’s school. Today, a colleague of mine has called out sick with it… And the hospital just sent out this email: A message from Infection Control and Occupational […]

More than a kids’ birthday party

More than a kids’ birthday party

We celebrated Babygirl’s fifth birthday this weekend. This was, in many ways, the typical kids’ party, the kind where you invite the whole preschool class, do some fun activity, and eat cake. But we’ve established a tradition: the kids’ parties are opportunities to also do […]