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As I checked out from the dermatology clinic, I sputtered  to the secretary, trying to explain my falling tears. The poor secretary probably was discreetly checking the chart to see what in the world was going on.  It was a routine appointment.  I managed to blurt out that Dr. L was moving.  And, Dr. L had gotten me through cancer.   And, it wasn't even skin cancer. That's all I could manage to say as I recalled the memories of four years ago when my body began sprouting freckles and moles at an alarming rate.  Dr. L listened as I backed up her clinic time and time again, requesting the remov......
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Match Day Aftermath

Cross roads horizonMatch day has come and gone for medical students throughout the country. Some of my classmates were out-of-their-minds happy, and others were left confused how they could have fallen on their list so far. Regardless, we all are now preparing for the next step in our lives. How do I feel about my own match? Well, as a mom to a toddler and the wife to a great husband, deciding how to rank my list was not all about me. If I could have chosen my perfect program and perfect location, my heart would have had me in a big city that I fell in love with a long time ago in my life. I spent a summer in t......
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Laurie Lawlor 's 'Rachel Carson' Shows the Power of One

Laurie LawlorWith Earth Day around the corner, it seems a perfect time to spotlight Laurie Lawlor's terrific non-fiction picture book Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World (Holiday House, 2012). And even better timing is that Laurie and her book will be receiving the prestigious John Burroughs Riverby Award, which recognizes outstanding nature books for young readers, today at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Rachel Carson and Her Book, which is illustrated by Laura Beingessner, has also been named to the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project List for children's books that promote a fem......
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On life, and death

I’ve been working on trying to schedule one home visit a week lately. It seems that there is usually at least one patient who for a myriad of reasons cannot make the physical trip into clinic. It is not as easy as it sounds to schedule a home visit. Although the patient and family often have flexible schedules, finding a solid hour in my day can be very hard for my staff – especially when the request comes last minute, as it often does. The last few home visits have been with hospice patients. The last two have been patients in similar situations, and I’ve been truly honored to be a part ......
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Judith Bloom Fradin, cheerleader for non-fiction

With more than 150 books to her credit, children's author Judith Bloom Fradin is a cheerleader for non-fiction.
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