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I was that guy

January 13, 2024

We’ve all seen that person. The one who feels unwell at a concert or a public event. On a recent Shabbat, I was the guy on the floor.

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My “boom-boom” summer

September 10, 2023

“Are you ready to ‘boom-boom?’” the radiation-oncologist asked me. This is not where I expected to be this summer.

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From bother to benefit

May 7, 2023

“You have to put up with some bother in order to reap the benefits,” my therapist cautioned me just prior to our two-week excursion in Ecuador. What he meant was that everything involves some “bother” – annoyances you simply can’t avoid. The key is to put the bothers in perspective, so you don’t lose sight […]

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The bully in my brain

September 12, 2022

Bullies love to tell lies But the worst ones are the bullying voices in our brains. Can we stop them?

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Focusing on the core vs. the edge

July 17, 2022

As I lay on the operating room table, I began to shake uncontrollably. I was about to undergo eye surgery. What could possibly go wrong?

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I got Covid. Paxlovid saved my life

April 10, 2022

After taking extreme precautions for over two years, I finally caught Covid. I was able to receive Pfizer’s Paxlovid pills. Did they save my life?

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With Covid, how many antibodies are enough?

March 13, 2022

If you’re immunocompromised, would you rather know what your anti-Covid antibody levels are, or would you rather “act as if” they’re fine?

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I never want to get sick…ever again

January 2, 2022

Covid, the flu, the common cold…I never want to get sick ever again. Which is completely unrealistic. It goes against what it means to be human

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Science denial and the wellness industry

October 10, 2021

Why are so many in the wellness industry opposed to basic science? Blame it on Louise Hay who proposed our thoughts create our physical reality

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When anti-vaxxers get Covid

August 15, 2021

Is it OK to have schadenfreude (the German expression for “pleasure derived from someone else’s misfortune”) when an anti-vaxxer contracts Covid-19? The Internet seems to think so.

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