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Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 8:10pm
[[{"fid":"9361","view_mode":"full_content","type":"media","attributes":{"height":434,"width":650,"class":"media-element file-full-content"}}]]We are always looking for efficiency, aren't we? Trying to go faster, get more done in less time, take fewer steps to accomplish a task. Right? It has been...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:28am
Of course she does He may be a nose picker or nail biter, or she may be a smoker or over-eater, but that's not exactly what I mean [[{"fid":"9101","view_mode":"full_content","type":"media","attributes":{"height":236,"width":320,"class":"media-element file-full-content"}}]] Do you think your doctor...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:27am
swine
[[{"fid":"8671","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":640,"width":383,"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]   It's just mid-September. We have had a couple of days that have hinted of fall, with some cool nights and pleasantly warm, sunny days. Winter seems like a long time...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 2:09pm
[[{"fid":"8526","view_mode":"full_content","type":"media","attributes":{"height":454,"width":640,"class":"media-element file-full-content"}}]]Over the past couple of months I have received a number of emails, notes and verbal shout outs wondering why folks couldn't "find the blog" or whether I had...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:56am
We have all heard the expression about how great a "teacher" experience is. Yet in medicine we also are constantly encouraged to practice "evidence-based medicine" and not rely on experience in medical decision making. [[{"fid":"6731","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":180...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 5:59pm
Think for a moment of poverty as a disease, thwarting growth and development, robbing children of the healthy, happy futures they might otherwise expect. In the exam room, we try to mitigate the pain and suffering that are its pernicious symptoms. But our patients' well-being depends on more, on...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 9:53pm
It's getting hotter out there.   [[{"fid":"6491","view_mode":"full_content","type":"media","attributes":{"height":427,"width":640,"class":"media-element file-full-content"}}]] Summer is a great time for lemonade Libby, one of our "miracle kids" is helping raise awareness of how hosting a Lemonade...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 8:24am
[[{"fid":"6071","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":848,"width":1198,"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]   You make me look good, .....and I forget your name You comfort my patient and their family, .....and go home late to YOUR family You help my student do the right...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 9:49am
[[{"fid":"5856","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":224,"width":224,"style":"float: left; border-width: 5px; border-style: solid; margin-right: 200px; margin-left: 200px;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]] In this post I will be asking more questions than answering,...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:49am
[[{"fid":"5711","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":135,"width":240,"class":"media-element file-default"}}]] We are all reeling with vivid images of the Boston Marathon explosions. I see the poor 8-year old who was killed flash up on the screen and I cry. that family is...