Sweet Gestures

After a very long and difficult string of weeks at work, often caring for patients who have endured terrible accidents (physically and biologically speaking), this evening I went to see a patient whose loved one’s gesture brought a smile to my face. This patient, a fairly young man who recently suffered a rare type of stroke…

Homemade protein bars

In recent months, I have been on a major healthy food/lifestyle kick and have really enjoyed eating wholesome and mostly homemade foods. It has helped me start shedding my pregnancy weight, and I feel overall more energetic and healthier. A huge part of this has been eliminating sugar as much as possible from my diet….

Fruit & Nut Overnight Oats

During our honeymoon in Thailand, we enjoyed a daily complimentary breakfast that was unlike any other continental breakfast I’ve ever had. Each morning there was a wide variety of breads, cured meats, pureed jams, fruits, and freshly squeezed juices to choose from. It was a challenge not to eat a bit of everything (which we…

Touch and Trust

For a physician, the sense of touch is closely entwined with the treatment of a patient. We learn the physical exam maneuvers that help us demystify the internal workings of the human body, at least enough to glean more precise information about the person’s ailment. We press on the sinuses to gauge whether a sinus…

BRCA: Beyond the Pink Ribbon

In recent weeks, much attention has been given to a topic that previously had not crossed the minds or conversations of most of the general public: prophylactic mastectomy. It was not until a figure known world-wide chose this course of action for herself that the preventative measure became common knowledge. All of a sudden, everyone…