three articles

25 Sep

So…I have been terrible about reading anything that’s not on a flashcard or in review notes recently.  Luckily, I have super smart friends who are both well-read and cultured…and they’re thoughtful enough to share articles that they think I would enjoy, which takes away all the risk of spending time reading something potentially boring or annoying.  I love my friends.

Anyway, below are three favorite articles that you should check out from the last several months:

Doctor’s Orders: Eat Well to Be Well

All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting

What Broke My Father’s Heart

And some friends are writers in addition to their day jobs (I know, right?  My friends = not ambitious in the least).  Recent publications:

Lower Occoquan Watershed Plan Moves Forward

Where did our CT scan go to medical school?

And finally, I know I toss this article around a lot, but because I get to see Joshua Bell–only my classical musician crush!–perform FO’ FREE this Tuesday:

Pearls Before Breakfast (BTW, I was singing at St. Dominic’s just a few blocks away when all this was going down.)

Shocking no one recognized him…

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One Response to “three articles”

  1. Jim O September 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    The article about the pacemaker was quite good.

    Having observed a few folks overstaying their good years in a body that no longer worked right — sometimes physically, sometimes psychiatrically — I’ve been aware how easy it is to get overzealous about the technology, and forget the effects they can have on the people who are the objects of the exercises.

    This article really sums up how the entire med community has so very badly stumbled. I think the word is getting out, however, since I met an MD at Naples who seemed to have good perpective in the matter of how much of this technology SHOULD be utilized?

    As I sit here, just having left Mom (helped feed her lunch), I’m thankful that we have been able to dodge the bullet — thus far — of resorting to overkill medical procedures.

    THE answer doesn’t exist.

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