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Borrowed Time

August 31, 2018 5:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Borrowed time, we hold it now…. (with permission of Nini Camps, Antigone Rising) I want to sit under the stars and watch the night unfold I want to stay here with you now and whisper really close Remember what I said as you lay down your head The only thing that stays with us is love. As the long days of summer start to shorten, and we approach the next season, my heart seeks what really matters. We are living in a time of constant visual images. Our smart phones let us document every occasion for all to see. But... View Article

Why Cultivating Relationships With Your Patients is Important

June 29, 2018 5:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Twice a month the New York Times Magazine runs an article called Diagnosis. These articles tell the stories of tricky medical cases and read like detective stories. Recently there was the story of a healthy (triathlete) gentleman who had a sudden severe GI problem while traveling in Europe. He was nauseous and unable to eat at all. His daughter, an ER physician, encouraged him to come home. He was worked up at Yale New Haven Hospital. He saw a variety of doctors who did the requisite scans and scopes. Someone suggested that maybe retirement was not agreeing with him. His... View Article

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