Mother Nature- Wrong Again?

Mother Nature- Wrong Again?

The first day of medical school, an Associate Dean of Something invariably trots out with a lecture proclaiming that half of what we’re about to learn will be proven wrong in the next ten years. Everyone, who has ever worked with me, knows how much I detest...
End the Disruption-Save Our Children

End the Disruption-Save Our Children

Kudos to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) who released a statement and a scientific report on Monday calling for stronger food safety requirements to protect children. The statement which was published in the Journal of Pediatrics cites a growing body of...
What Becomes – A Dr. Declan Murphy Mystery

What Becomes – A Dr. Declan Murphy Mystery

Dr. Declan Murphy discovers a murder in the marsh. Just released by Moonshine Cove Publishing, What Becomes is the third in a series of medical thrillers featuring Dr. Declan Murphy, an Obstetrician – Gynecologist at the Medical University of South Carolina in...
WHAT’S UP WITH THE “TURTLE RATS”?

WHAT’S UP WITH THE “TURTLE RATS”?

In May I drove to medical meetings in San Destin, Florida, Greenville, SC, and Kiawah Island. Medical meetings are a great source of ideas for my medical blog. However, the most interesting question I found was where did all the dead armadillos come from along the...
Fly Eagles Fly

Fly Eagles Fly

When you reach a certain age, thoughts begin to creep into your mind in a way that doesn’t happen when you’re young. Will the Eagles ever win a Super Bowl? Well, they did baby, and I still feel the glow. At some critical juncture in childhood, every boy...
The Big Lies

The Big Lies

Everyone knows the three BIG LIES. “The checks in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” And, well, we all know what the third one is. Anger over that second lie is probably the major explanation for the...
A Fine Farewell

A Fine Farewell

There is odd inflection point in the arc of your life when you realize that you are attending more funerals than weddings. I consider myself a spiritual person, although not particularly religious. Years ago we decided on a preference for cremation rather than burial....
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