10 Conclusions I Came to on Halloween.

10 Conclusions I Came to On Halloween

Halloween happened. So did these 10 conclusions: 1. I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday. I love the spirit but hate running around after my kids essentially making sure they don’t get run over. 2. I’m aging- a kindergartner turned to me and asked – *Are you Jude’s grandma?* – NO! I’m not even […]

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Virtual Break: A Cleanse for the Soul

A cleanse for the soul: a Virtual Break, discussed by medical doctor Dana Corriel

The word ‘cleanse’ normally elicits a reflexive reaction on my part, being a medical doctor and having encountered some fascinating ways in which people clean themselves out (I’ll spare inserting an exhibit A and B at this point because I think we’ve all come across some ridiculous cleanses). But the one I discuss below was […]

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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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4 Project Ideas for Teaching Children Empathy

I am always on the lookout for new ideas. But here’s something that always gives me pause, from the mere importance it plays in our lives- giving back to the community. Even more importantly, teaching my children how to give back to the community. Teaching my children to be empathetic. Because let’s face it, in […]

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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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Inspirational Spotlight: Shikha Jain, MD

Dr. Jain, our inspirational spotlight for the month, serves up drinks in an effort to raise money for the field in which she works, oncology and hematology

Inspiration from Chicago This week’s inspirational spotlight focuses on a doctor that not only spends her time helping to treat those with cancer, but also spends it raising money for them. Shikha Jain, MD is a Faculty Hematologist and Oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jain may practice medicine in her white doctor’s coat by day, but […]

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Inspiration Spotlight: John O’Hanlon

Inspiration in Children. A child shaves his head for childhood cancer

Meet John O’Hanlon. Child. Student. Boy Scout. Sportsman. And now he can add Selfless Fundraiser to his resume. John and a few of his friends decided to make a statement for a cause they felt strongly about. That cause was childhood cancer. What they did was simply moving. The boys selflessly agreed to shave their hair off in order […]

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