In 2006, Elizabeth Edwards, ex-wife of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards poignantly told stories about her grief over her oldest son who had died in a car accident at 16 years old.  Mrs. Edwards was fighting stage 4 breast cancer and died a few years after the interview.    Elizabeth Edwards, like a typical…

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Three years ago, on Father’s Day, I wrote a blog about my father and how strong he was at 92 years old.  Last weekend, we celebrated his 95th birthday.  I was on call and delivered two babies, a boy and a girl.  My patients were both beaming when I told them how their babies now…

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It seems almost comical now, looking back to measures that were taken to reduce SHS exposure – non-smoking sections in airplanes. You can smoke in row 11 when the non-smoking section was rows 1-10. You could smoke on one side of a restaurant without concern for the SHS exposure to your waitstaff and to the…

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