Category Archives: Alan B. Sanderson, MD

Embrace the Uncertainty

When faced with uncertainty, be firm in what you know is right. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD A teenage boy sat outside on the campus of Bakersfield High School. He was a freshman, almost 15 years old, and was sitting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kennedy’s Hugs

This book has raw authenticity and powerful emotional impact. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Last fall at the Latter-day Saints Publishing and Media Association conference I picked up a copy of Kennedy’s Hugs by Jason and Heather Hansen. The cover … Continue reading

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Announcement: Ensign Article in February 2019

The article I submitted to the Ensign Magazine will be published in next month’s edition, and you can read it online now: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2019/02/latter-day-saint-voices/im-glad-i-listened?lang=eng I supplied a mug shot picture, and the Ensign illustrator Allen Garns came up with this image. … Continue reading

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Treadmill Journal, Part 3: Words of Wisdom

The Word of Wisdom is a token or symbol of our covenant to follow all of God’s commandments. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My old treadmill is kind of a piece of junk. It is 5 years old, and has … Continue reading

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Finding Novelty in the Scriptures

When the going gets tough, don’t give up — get creative! by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Have you ever had a hard time staying focused while reading the scriptures? Does your mind wander away into unrelated topics? Do you ever … Continue reading

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Latter-day Doctor: 2018 Year in Review

This has been a transformative year for the blog by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Here is our year-end summary! Top Ten Posts of 2018 The Book of Mormon – Alternate Chronology. This post was actually from 2015, but its traffic … Continue reading

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Christmas, Upside-Down

Has your Christmas been turned upside-down? You’re in good company. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One of my family traditions, started when my oldest kids were little, is to illustrate the Christmas story from the Bible, one scene at a … Continue reading

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Taking It Religiously

I wish more people would take religion religiously by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One day in clinic I was seeing a patient in follow up. At her previous visit I had given her a prescription to help with her migraine … Continue reading

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Treadmill Journal, Part 2: Speaking for the Voiceless

“This doctrine is not of me, but is that of the living God and of his divine Son.” by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I woke up to the baby calling early in the morning, about half an hour before my … Continue reading

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Imagining Is Doing

A neurologic perspective on the Higher Law by Alan B. Sanderson, MD How would you like to learn to play the piano without having to spend hours practicing at the keyboard? It turns out that you can, although the process … Continue reading

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