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First stab: the first time I saw a patient death

I spent the summer between the first and second years of medical school in the emergency department at Cincinnati’s major trauma hospital. More specifically, I spent summer nights there, studying the effects of interpersonal violence. Cincinnati is both a friendly city and a violent city. People say “Hello” when you pass in a corridor. At …

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Being mindful for the zebras

  In the book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki, says “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” After an experience with a rare neurological illness, I  found that cultivating a beginner’s mind opens doors and improves clinical diagnosis. Medical training has phases, and clinicians in different …

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One month handout

Photo by Unsplash by Ferenc Horvath FEEDING         Feed your baby only when hungry.  Avoid propping the bottle or over-feeding.         Breast milk and iron-fortified formulas are 100% nutrition for babies until 4-6 months of age. Babies don’t need extra water or juice.         Honey should be avoided before one year due to a risk of botulism.         Babies …

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Review of The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes by Dr. Natalie Digate Muth and Sally Sampson is now available. Dr. Muth is a registered dietician nutritionist and a pediatrician with special certification in obesity and Ms. Sampson is the founder of the popular children’s cooking magazine, website, and book Chop Chop. I’ve …

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