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The Green Lawn

October 18th, 2018|

I am a very grateful member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This organization has taught me much over the past three decades. The Academy always knows which issues are their top priorities. They choose [...]

Marijuana and Breastfeeding

October 13th, 2018|

Doctors, midwifes, psychologists, and nurses will have to carefully consider the advice they will offer to pregnant and lactating mothers who have chosen to use marijuana in whatever form or for whatever reason. According to [...]

CARGO

September 27th, 2018|

Not so long ago one of my patients, a girl who is almost a teenager, drew me a sketch. When I asked her mom “Tell me what your child is good at?” the mom did [...]

Ignorance is not bliss

September 13th, 2018|

Not so long ago I suffered---daily and for months. It was especially bad at night. I was in agony. Having done over 100 marathons and running daily since December 16, 2009 I thought my back [...]

The Right View

August 14th, 2018|

When a peer of mine was asked how he likes his job, his answer was a lovely line I shall always treasure at my core: “It is lots better than working” By now you may [...]

CAMPING ABOVE THE CLAVICLE

July 26th, 2018|

After almost four decades of working as a doctor, and observing both my patients and peers, I am still learning about where most of us camp. By camping I mean where we hang out; where [...]

Avoid a slow death by being born

July 11th, 2018|

Not so long ago I met a fine pediatrician in New York. I was in my favorite city to talk about physician wellness. Ron is a great clinician and an academic doctor who teaches at [...]

What do you do with your nuts?

May 29th, 2018|

This is a story about nuts. Your nuts. Our nuts.   Not so long ago I was at a blissfully useful conference on the topic of cognitive behavioral therapy. I learned a lot about incorporating [...]

WHAT FUEL IS IN YOUR TANK?

May 8th, 2018|

Not so long ago I experienced a high. I tend to do that often—getting high. Usually I do it early in the day. My days are long and draining, so I figured the best time [...]

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