Category Archives: Overheard

“I am at the house of God. But the angels are holding their breath.”

Yes, half of the time he is on the other side of the world; and yes, I’ve seen him maybe once in the past 3 years – but this emergency medicine physician is still my friend, and neighbour, here speaking … Continue reading

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Meanwhile “Scotland Outdoors Podcast” Lowers Blood Pressure

Yesterday’s podcast proves that it is still possible to enjoy the great outdoors (safely) at this time–and a caller (not me) attests to it also measurably lowering her blood pressure. Listen and download recent episodes.      

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NIH Director on pandemic, faith, and friendship

Valuable article in yesterday’s Atlantic: Learn more from the NIH:

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“Feeling is contagious, healing is contagious”

Cheers and praises (again) to Canada (!!) for publishing encouragement like that in this story, in the midst of a difficult time worldwide: (In case you opt not to view, the phrase, “Feeling is contagious, healing is contagious” is from … Continue reading

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Pain by Art Scale: Updated

First posted here in 2018, a 2020 LINK UPDATE: Learn more about the use of art in medicine: “What Doctors can Learn from Looking at Art” (Dhruv Khullar, New York Times 2016) Ars Practica: Observation in Practice (a teaching model)

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Masks and Quarantine: The Voice of the Poor

What does “disease containment” mean for those who are poor, need to go to work, and live in the isolation of house quarantine without a mask? A letter published in this week’s Lancet offers a glimpse.             … Continue reading

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Maria Skobtsova Film – Update!

After more than three years in the works, the film, “Love to the End” is available for viewing! This 50-minute documentary, developed by students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts,  tells the story of Mother … Continue reading

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