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The health benefits of going green

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I have been promising my niece Samantha that I would come up to her school, Marist College, and lecture to her pre-med fraternity on...

Coping with too much information

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There’s a condition known as Medical Student Syndrome which applies not only to medical students but to all healthcare professionals. We know too much....

Dirty kids are healthy kids

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At the Sound to Bay 5/10K in Jamesport last week, a few other docs and I hosted a health fair table on behalf...

Why treating a throat cancer survivor for dry mouth changed everything

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As a young medical student on third-year rotations, I would often call my dad to run cases past him. He would always say, “if...

Om-School: Learning by living

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Om is the sound of life, the infinite vibration that echoes through the Universe and perpetuates life. Om is the continuum that begins before...

Tough talking to your teen? The doctor can help

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We are losing our teenagers. We are losing them to drugs and alcohol, cigarette smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, motor vehicle accidents, suicide, homicide,...

A physician struggles with loss

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“No one, but no one, is exempt from human suffering,” she said. The infinite words of wisdom, spoken by a woman who had seen...

Ticks merit caution, not hysteria

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I got a call while I was working at Fire Island last week about a patient who "definitely has Lyme disease." He was freaking...

For the graduates

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I have counseled many students in my young career - from elementary school kids who want to be a doctor when they grow up...

The 100 deadly days of summer

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The month of June reminds me of death - the late sunsets, warm humidity, cars decorated with school colors indicating that the passengers had...