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Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need

They say if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I wonder, then, why my toolbox often seems so inadequate for fixing my patients.

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Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?

The toxic effects of social media especially harm girls. Parents can make a difference. The laid-back, underachieving boy; the hyperachieving, anxious girl. Over the three decades since I graduated from medical school, and especially over the past 10 years, this pattern has become increasingly...

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Just for a day

It started with jealousy. When Susannah Fox participated in a 2 day meeting to imagine a new system of care for people with type 1 diabetes, she got to learn directly from people living with type 1 diabetes. I (Roni) was sitting next to Susannah at a similar meeting to re-imagine the care model for...

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Feb 27, 2015



Caring Is Sharing: How Facebook is changing the ways we feel

I woke up last Thursday to sad news in my Facebook feed. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and prolific author whose work I had admired for years, had announced his own impending death in the New York Times.

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