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30 Nov Two Sides

By Laura Sander, MD MPH “The blue side is what I display to people and the dark side is just that. The thoughts that race in my head are in yellow and white. Red is anger. The dark side of my mouth is because I say...

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23 Nov The Cost of Not Caring

By Stephen Miranda By the time Lydia came to Pathways Hospice, she had suffered from several hospitalizations. I was her “companionship volunteer.” During my training I learned about the power of a volunteer visit, but I had my doubts. At nineteen, I hardly had the life...

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09 Nov Saving Pennies

By Rita Kuwahara Every nurse knew his name. Every provider was intimately familiar with his medical problems and why he spent 124 days in the past year in the hospital. The day I met Mr. X was the day before his discharge. He was excited to go...

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02 Nov Doc, I Need an MRI

By Patricia Czapp, MD “Doc, I need an MRI for my back.” I recognized the voice immediately and turned to greet one of my favorite patients, Mr. P. There he was, smiling, leaning on his walker. Mr. P visits me several times a day in my primary care...

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