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STAYIN’ ALIVE

Stayin’ Alive By Leonard Zwelling             “You never know when you will have to run the marathon”.             This is one of the favorite sayings of my good friend Dr. Martin Raber, former Vice President and Physician-in-Chief of MD Anderson. We are the two ex-VPs you will see wandering around the Westwood Golf Course on ...

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SELF, MOMMY

Self, Mommy By Leonard Zwelling             When my kids were little, they, like all children, were wholly dependent upon my wife and I for their every need. Then, at some point, they began to express a small degree of self-sufficiency. It could be in feeding themselves or walking alone or even the use of the ...

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Boyz n the Hoodz By Leonard Zwelling             Grab your hard hat and follow me, kids, as we go to ChemistryLand.             This Magic Kingdom is not in Orlando or even LaLa Land. It’s right here on the South Campus on the third floor of the building containing the small office that I will be ...

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Leaving Oncology Behind

Cancer Medicine 2013: Why I Am Getting Out Now             In 1971, when Dr. Kleinerman and I were first dating, she asked me what I was going to be.             “A medical oncologist”, I said.             She roared with laughter and said, “you’re no oncologist”.             As I have come to learn in the ensuing ...

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GET IT BACK!

Get It Back! By Leonard Zwelling             Readers of this blog know that my favorite television series is HBO’s The Newsroom. It is in its second season now and the plot this year revolves around a very big story that the CNN-like network got very wrong. The details of what they got wrong were laid ...

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Institutional PTSD

Institutional PTSD By Leonard Zwelling          The signs and symptoms are irrefutable.          The Mayo Clinic web site sums it up very well:             Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are generally grouped into three types: intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, and increased anxiety or emotional arousal (hyperarousal).          Can there be any doubt that the faculty ...

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