“I spent time and money to go to the doctor, and she said my cough was nothing – just a virus!” the man ahead of me in line at the coffee shop bemoaned to his wife, “What a waste.” […]
Twelve years. That’s as far as the survival curve went. First it step-laddered down to about 75 percent at five years. That’s good, I thought, right? But then it steepened, plateauing at 40 percent. When you’re diagnosed, they warn […]
“That’s no Brooklyn spider!” I thought. When an extra moment, another question, a chat about a spider brings the truth. Read all about it in my latest piece in Academic Medicine – a short but memorable lesson from the ward when […]
You can’t bargain with your life. Everyone, rich or poor, deserves access to affordable healthcare. Learn why in my latest post on www.scarymommy.com.
It lurked in the back corner, the deep blues and verdant greens of its leafy pattern still gorgeous despite the fluorescent lights overhead. Even from 30 feet away, I knew it was a prize – a Diane von Furstenberg wrap […]