Monthly Archives: July 2013

How healthy is your doctor?

Last week, I enjoyed a much needed vacation with my family. We cruised from Seattle to Alaska and took an excursion to the Yukon. Along the way, we enjoyed spectacular vistas and the beauty of nature. But being a physician, … Continue reading

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Coping with Change: Becoming an Agent of Positive Change

Change is a reality of our lives, our bodies and our relationships. None of us will escape aging, loss and death. But don’t despair, there’s much we can do in the meantime. The greatest waste of our time is the … Continue reading

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Everything changes . . . so let’s stop denying it!

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi when asked to express the heart of Buddhism in a few words replied, “Everything changes.” That’s an apt description of our lives. That change is generally a positive thing for children. They continue to grow and learn something … Continue reading

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What you should know before you fill that prescription

      It is a well-worn ritual.   Near the end of your medical visit, the doctor gives you a prescription. Traditionally, it is handwritten and because calligraphy isn’t a prerequisite for medical school, you may not be able … Continue reading

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