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14 Oct Stories From the Heart

By Stephanie Schneiderman I’ve spent this summer with Costs of Care looking for stories about the heart – literally and metaphorically. I read through essay submissions from Costs of Care’s annual contest over the last three years and chose some of the most relevant, poignant patient...

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16 Sep The Medicare Social Club

By Henry Kimmel, Psy.D. Days from her 80th birthday, “Nancy” (not her real name) is doing well.  She’s active, exercises, drives, travels, and lives alone in a multi-story apartment building without an elevator.  Her busy schedule of weekly activities includes several appointments with physicians.  Nancy’s medical...

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02 Sep A Routine Denial

By David Marcovitz When I was a second year medical student, I gave blood at a Red Cross drive and noticed a week later that I had a hard and slightly tender blue spot on my left forearm arm where they had drawn blood.  I described it...

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