LET LOOSE THE RADIATION

LET LOOSE THE RADIATION! She was 60 years old.  She weighed 87 pounds.  She looked her stated weight. Grave’s Disease had reduced her to a skeleton.   She had resisted any form of treatment. ...

Run!

"You're not running if you don't sweat blood."     Cross Country Coach Lawrence looked me in the eyes and spoke his mantra.  "No blood, no effort."      That was it.  Try...

Memory Care

“Remember that face.”  He snarled at me, casting a suspicious glance in my direction. He is 92 and adamantly refuses to use a walker, despite a feeble gait.  He coached high school...

ANONYMITY

Anonymity. When I go to the store, I prefer anonymity.  Sunglasses.  Sometimes a ball cap.  Our town is small and it is a chore to keep from being recognized and curb-sided… “Hey Doc!.” I...

A Depot Drama

Distractions.  Disturbances.  Running wild and going crazy. Is this the way of the Living God? The shepherd boy from Bethlehem wrote this as he was moved by the Holy Spirit: “Be still before...

Dressing Down

DRESSING DOWN Bruce Leibert, M.D. During Holy Week, a friend and patient was emergently hospitalized for the first time in his life.  His supra-ventricular tachycardia (SVT) hit with a vengeance.  His pulse was...

The Gift

Bruce Leibert, M.D. Tough as leather.  Hard as nails.  Tough nut to crack. Mr. J. could be described by these colorful idioms.  He spent his life drinking, fighting, fuming, and fussing. And cussing.  “This...

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness Christine Koch, M.D. It began as any other day – early morning hours at the hospital, reviewing nursing notes from the previous night, checking recent lab results and stepping...

Clinic Research

DOG TAGS: Homeless Veterans and Their Companion Animals

Susan K. Lee, PhD, RN, CNE Pamela Willson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP Military veterans are at an increased risk for homelessness. Of the United States...

Postpartum Blues

Case Report