Don’t Make Me Laugh: How to Improve Bladder Control

Faulty plumbing. There are a lot of reasons why we seem to get more leaky as we get older. But, as with breast cancer, the main risk factor for developing some form of urinary incontinence is being female. We get used to it early, in a way. Once we start menstruating, we leak blood every […]

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The Gap Between Real World Healthcare & Social Media

When More Is Less, and Less Is More Part of what I like to think makes my blog unique is that I’ve been a cancer patient as well as a clinician treating cancer patients. So, I have one foot in each camp, as it were. This blog, and my introduction to social media, germinated almost […]

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The Light is Everything

“Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled— to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are […]

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Calling the Shots — A Book Review

Recently, I had a new homecare patient who had visited the ER with acute symptoms of a pinched nerve in her spine. She had pain, muscle spasms, and burning numbness all the way down one leg. She’d had an X-ray which was pronounced negative for a fracture, but the causes of pinched nerves usually cannot […]

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