Tag Archives: Medicine

Going for the Triple Crown —

I married a thoroughbred. I always knew it, but past events have really tested him, and so far he’s flown past them all like American Pharoah on his way to the Triple Crown, a bighearted thoroughbred all the way. Of … Continue reading

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Knitting up that Sleeve!

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care — You may be thinking that Shakespeare had a bit of a spelling problem.  Actually, though, he didn’t. Spelling hadn’t been codified yet in Elizabethan times, and so people pretty much … Continue reading

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Remember, Don’t Bop Yourself on the Head!

The trainer showed me how to do the exercise: Lie down on the bench, he said. Take one weight in each hand, raise them straight up above your head, then slowly lower them down to your ears, hold, then lift … Continue reading

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The Medicine of the World —

Usually my Touch2Touch posts develop from a thought, a quote, a poem, an event. This time, though, I just want to share an image with you. Nothing profound or significant, just an image of a brick wall. I took this … Continue reading

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Doctors and the “D” Word —

That’s the title of a valuable essay by Danielle Ofri, MD, in a recent New York Times Science and Health Section: “We doctors, ” she says, “are just as terrified of death as any other human being scurrying around this … Continue reading

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Touch in the News: The Fading Art of the Physical Exam, from NPR

It’s been quite a while since the medical aspects of touch have been featured here. Catching up, this post is about a dean of American physician-writers who was quoted in an NPR feature: At Stanford Medical School, physician/professor/best-selling author (of … Continue reading

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