On November 17th, I celebrated the three-year anniversary of the end of my leukemia relapse treatment.  In going through the day, I thought a lot about what I went through.  I thought a lot about how I ever survived it all.   I remember so vividly those hopeless moments, hours, days, months of nausea, pain, and so many forms of discomfort.  What stands out to me was the hopelessness and ...

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The word medicine, in today’s world, seems to indicate a hard science in search of cures for many kinds of human ailments, such as cancer.  However, I believe that the true definition of medicine is the practice of healing.  Medicine is both an art and a science because it involves both human and technological interaction.  The art of compassionate care and social interaction must be combined with the science of ...

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