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Archives for January, 2009

Shameless self-promotion

In case you missed it, we’re plugging the “diavlog” that Janet and I recorded the other night. I could talk medical ethics all day, and we spent an hour doing just that. Thankfully (for you) the thing is indexed, and you can skip around. Still, if you have the patience, try to catch the whole…

The Dark Side is Powerful

Hope, of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure. —Abraham Cowley, The Mistress. For Hope. c. 1647 I was visiting my friend in the hospital the other day. She had a port put in under the skin of her chest for chemotherapy. The whole story is unfair. She’s a terrific person,…

Anyway, let me explain…

While I wait for The Powers That Be to help fix the commenting feature on the brand new blog, let me tell you a little bit more about this place. (You can read my “About” page, but that’s pretty boring, and there for technical reasons.) I’m an internist, that is, a specialist in prevention and…

Um, big news!

So, remember that little summary I gave you a few weeks ago? You know, the one where I sort of laid out my blog history, etc.? Well, I have to amend that. You see, as I was writing, I realized how much I missed my White Coat Underground. It’s silly really, because it’s just a…