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THE SILENCE OF THE DOCS

The Silence of the Docs By Leonard Zwelling        It has been a fascinating transition to go from the largest and most prestigious academic cancer center in the nation to one of the foremost federally-qualified health clinics in Texas. The fascination stems not from the differences, but from the similarities.        First, you would think ...

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MANY FACES, ONE SHADOW

Many Faces, One Shadow By Leonard Zwelling        I have a friend named Stephen Levine. Stephen was a major figure in spiritual teaching, and in the death and dying movement after Kubler-Ross’s writings made it acceptable to die.        Stephen has taught me a great deal over the years. I have even been able to ...

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Traffic and Smoking; Both Bad

Fewer Traffic Lanes and Smoking; Both Bad: We Knew That Already By Leonard Zwelling        The Christie controversy deepens, but seems to be hanging on nuance which is always dangerous in political matters. My experience with politicians has always been that they live in a pretty nuance-free zone.  Politics is not rocket surgery and subtlety ...

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COOKIES, COOKIE-CUTTERS, CANCER AND THE ASK

Cookies, Cookie-Cutters, Cancer and The Ask By Leonard Zwelling        On January 31, Dr. DePinho published an op-ed piece in the Houston Chronicle entitled “It’s time to renew our efforts in the battle against cancer”. The title alone was shocking. I thought that fighting cancer and making it history was what was already going on ...

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