Patient Stories

A Dose of Good News!

April 6, 2020 2:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We are learning more and more about connections between a healthy life style and cardiovascular and hearing health. But this specific correlation made me smile, and I hope you will too! A research team in Korea conducted an extensive well-controlled nation-wide study of the health of a large group of middle aged subjects. Many things were measured. One result is startling: Hearing loss was significantly lower for people who regularly ate chocolate! In fact, the researchers found that the severity of sensorineural hearing loss was inversely correlated to the frequency of chocolate consumption. In other words, the more often you... View Article

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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