Category Archives: Addiction

Persuasion and Choice

Thoughts on brain plasticity and the doctrine of agency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once received a letter from a woman informing me that her son, my patient, had died. Her letter was written to thank me for the … Continue reading

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5 Things About the Human Body

The human body is a marvel of design, one of God’s greatest gifts to his children, and a gift that keeps on giving. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Our Creator has given us instructions about how to take care of … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana

I remain cautiously optimistic that cannabidiol will someday become another weapon in our arsenal of anti-seizure drugs, but we are not there yet. by Alan Sanderson, MD As a follow-on from my previous post about alternative medicine, I want to … Continue reading

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Memories of a Mentor

The cardiologist with a big heart, John M. Stang, MD by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Lately I have been thinking about John Stang, MD, one of my teachers and mentors during medical school. I am proud to call him my … Continue reading

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Addiction

“[We] came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” –(The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 2) by Alan Sanderson, MD This week I received a letter from Dr. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who … Continue reading

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Nursing Hands

Nurses are often called to have the heart of a hero. Sometimes this can be a difficult calling to live up to. by Sandra Garofalo, RN I often hear people speak very highly of my profession, saying that nurses are … Continue reading

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The Word of Wisdom

by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follow a set of dietary rules known as the Word of Wisdom. Here I will give an overview and introduction to this rather big subject, … Continue reading

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