Category: Health

We are all terminal. We just don’t have the exact date on our Google calendar or any other calendar. But eventually, our ship will sail with us on board throwing kisses to loved ones, metaphorically. But one thing has changed, how long it’s taking to unwind the line from the hitch. Learning of a friend’s […]

Sauntering down Main Street in Palm Springs, with my friend Maureen, an Executive Director at Kaiser Permanente, our conversation turns to her work. She tells me that patients are an integral part of the Kaiser process and doctors are evaluated regularly by their peers and patients. She explains that performance has to do with the […]

Have you ever wretched at the sight of maggots in the trash or lost your appetite after finding a hair in your food? Does your skin crawl at the sound of chalk scraping the blackboard? Felt aroused at the sound or sight of your lover? You are experiencing how dramatically your physical body responds to […]

The doctor was the age of my great-granddaughter. “Oh, it’s just a cold. Drink plenty of…” Two days and 150 ounces of Pellegrino later, I try a different Urgent Care. This time, the doctor pushing a computer table into the room, eyes glued on the screen, was older than me. My hacking cough must have […]