Cell Mates

Think of your body as a complex organism (I know I do). It contains systems such as the nervous system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, etc. Each system is composed of multiple organs and specialized tissues: brain and nerves, stomach and intestines, heart and blood vessels. Continuing in a microscopic direction it eventually becomes […]

I Don’t Feel Your Pain

When you come to me or any other physician with the very common and sometimes critical complaint of “PAIN”, we enter in to a magical medical tour in order to figure out the problem and hopefully find a solution to resolve the cause. If limb, sight or life are at stake, communication needs to be […]

Headlines, Relativity and Health

On Thursday, July 8, 2010, I was catching up on the news through my various sources: radio, television, internet and newspaper headlines. It was day 80 of the Gulf oil spill. It wasn’t the lead story and, in fact, had already disappeared from the front pages around day 67. It made me realize how the […]

Magical Medical Tour: Heal

After 30 years in Emergency Medicine and many years as a Medical Guide, it has become apparent that, as a species, we’re much better at getting injured than at healing. Every day, fascination and frustration enter my consciousness while observing people in various stages of dissatisfactory recovery. For example, I treated a young healthy adult […]

   
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