Archive for January 2016
End of Life: Time or Quality?
The evening before the blizzard, my husband and I drove after work to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to see a friend who has been hospitalized for a week for…Read More
What the Dog Saw, and Other Adventures, by Malcolm Gladwell
Every time I’m on vacation, I bring a book to read but never seemed to finish it. The vacation destination takes my mind off the book and I end up savoring…Read More
Are You Surviving the First Blizzard of 2016? A Balance of Shoveling and Making Soup
I am fortunately in the comfort of my breakfast room looking out to the beautiful heavy snow. As you all know by now, wherever you might be, we are in the…Read More
Has CLL defined me?
Editor’s Note: Although Carol is writing about leukemia, those with other cancers in remission can relate to her thought process. I have CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form…Read More
January Health Pearls: Zika Virus, Analgesics and Heart Failure, Antifungal and Miscarriage, USPSTF Breast Cancer Guidelines…
CDC Warning of Zika Virus Infection to Pregnant Women Traveling to Latin America or Caribbean Countries Last Friday, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned pregnant women to…Read More
A New Year’s Norovirus “Cleanse”
Thursday I tended to my mother who had what I presumed was norovirus. In the middle of the night she had developed diarrhea and later the next day vomiting. She…Read More
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Weeknight Food Made Fast These chicken skewers are great as an appetizer or as a main dish. They can be prepared on the grill or indoors under…Read More
Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad
From Once Upon A Chef Servings: 6 – 8 (as a side dish) This is very tasty! If you prefer less curry taste, add a LITTLE extra lemon or honey. Ingredients:…Read More
Breast Cancer – A Patient Perspective
I usually write to you about exercise routines but this article shares my journey and experience with breast cancer. I am ten days out from my breast reconstruction surgery. All…Read More
My New Year Resolution? I Need to Meditate!
I hope you all enjoyed the holiday time you spent with your families. On New Year’s Day, my husband David, a neighbor and I went for a walk to North…Read More