The Lady who Lost-It-In-The-Storitis

I had the pleasure of meeting the lady who lost-it-in-the-storitis earlier this year, and, I tell you, it was quite a memorable experience. Doozy comes to mind, when I search through the lexicon of slang terms that flow through my synapses, as I recall that moment from a few months back. I still remember bits […]

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All Rolled Up, With Nowhere to Go

Rolled ice cream from ICE, a fantastic treat in NYC

In a little shop, so small it’s almost hidden from view as you walk down MacDougal in the Village, stands an ice cream shop, so cool and fun that I’ve often daydreamed about its ice cream scrolls. I say this because they literally look like the scrolls of an ancient book. Except it’s actually scrumptious, sweet ice cream. […]

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34 Days of Ruby Slippers

34 Days of Ruby Slippers: Looking down at our own reminder of home, sweet home

The month of June marks both the birth and death of actress Judy Garland, who is the legendary actress behind The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. When I think of this classic movie, I picture the tornado scene, the Munchkins and their yellow brick road, the four quirky friends Dorothy meets along the way, and the very loud […]

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We’re All on One Side of a Door

I hear her behind the door. I need a moment to prepare. I look down, to make sure all is in place. We’re going to have to talk about the weight issue. I really don’t want to. Not right now. *Breathe in, Breathe out*  Will I need to bring up the cigarettes? I may. Oh God, […]

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‘Ask the Expert’ – A Neurosurgeon Answers Readers’ Questions

This month’s ‘Ask the Expert’ segment features Nader Pouratian, MD, a neurosurgeon whose biography is listed below. 1. Are there new therapies for glioblastomas? Glioblastoma is one of the most challenging diagnoses that we treat as neurosurgeons. The mainstay of initial treatment is surgical resection followed by temozolomide and radiation. Approved second line therapies include […]

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16 Things All Soccer Moms Agree On

16 Things Soccer Moms Agree On

Working mom and soccer mom. When two of my worlds collide. Is that even a plausible combination? I’m living proof that it is. It may be true that half the time, I have no idea what is going on. Or that I’m pretending to watch the game, when in reality, I’m socializing on the sideline with […]

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When Patients Become Therapists

Two doctor in the same house sometimes have to resort to working out their issues through their patients. A funny story.

My husband and I are so busy we have resorted to resolving our issues through our patients. No joke. Our mutual patient saw me in the office the other day and reported back to me on the ‘birthday situation.’ Birthday situation? I put on a quizzical expression and my patient clearly caught on, because she proceeded with […]

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