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A Good Death

I was a brand-new doctor, in my first week of residency after med school, working overnight in the ICU. I called home to check on […]

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Top Doctors 2018: The Stories They Tell

A Good Death What our patients really need is honesty. By Mary Kraemer, Temple University Hospital Read more » On Mistakes Everybody makes them. For us, […]

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On Mistakes

I am a physician, and I make mistakes. It’s scary. What’s scarier at this moment, though, is what you might think of me for my […]

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#MeToo and Medicine

Late last year, the #MeToo campaign was all over the Internet as women across the country shared their stories of sexual harassment. It flooded social […]

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The Incredible Journey

At the core of anyone’s journey to become more authentic is the desire for genuine self-expression, the need to remove a facade worn to placate […]

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What Any Family Wants

As director of the Nemours pediatric refugee clinics in Philadelphia and Wilmington, I’ve been privileged to welcome more than 750 refugee children and their families […]

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The Joy of Recovery

There is something that the clients at the Crozer-Keystone Recovery Center, where I serve as director, may not realize right away: I know. I know […]

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This Classic Black & White Wedding is Also Classic Philadelphia

When in doubt on wedding colors, you can never go wrong with classic black and white. Add in a touch of gold for a festive […]

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Doctor J: ‘83 Sixers Would Beat Today’s Golden State Warriors

After Magic Johnson confidently bragged that his “Showtime” Lakers of the 1980s would sweep today’s Golden State Warriors (who hold a commanding 3-0 lead over […]

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POLL: LGBT Americans Struggling to Afford Health Care

A new Gallup Poll suggests that people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to be uninsured than those who don’t […]

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The Checkup: The 5 Health Problems Doctors Are Most Likely to Miss

• The five problems doctors are most likely to miss during a visit. Hint: If it took years for a doctor to diagnose you with […]

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Doctor’s Opinion: How My Experience With Post-Partum Depression Helps Me Relate to Patients

I just had my baby and thankfully, all is going well. He’s thriving and I am having a much better post-partum experience this time than […]

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Expert Opinion: When Doctor Becomes Patient

I’m at the tail end of my pregnancy and hopefully all will go well. I was recently told I have gestational hypertension—i.e. high blood pressure […]

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The Checkup: 7 Things You Do That Drive Your Doctor Up a Wall

• Yup, your doctor has a breaking point. Don’t be one of these annoying types of patients, please. [Daily Beast]