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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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Unspoken Wishes

“In the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can’t see.” – Susan Evans McCloud (from “Lord, I Would Follow Thee“) by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I learned an old piece of wisdom when I was in medical school: … Continue reading

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Liberty and Tolerance

You cannot claim freedom of conscience for yourself without also allowing it to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I can remember a time during my medical training when I was singled out in a negative way because of my … Continue reading

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In Everything Give Thanks

Gratitude is our powerful ally in the struggles of life. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This week in clinic I saw one of my favorite patients. She has a rare genetic form of motor neuron disease and has been on … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Orders . . .

God gives everyone the freedom to choose for themselves. He respects that freedom, and so should we. by Sandra Garofalo, RN I have always worked in teaching hospitals. Every summer I watch medical students become eager, new physicians. I notice … Continue reading

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