Global Numbing

     Growing up as a baby boomer, it seemed like the worst thing that ever happened was the Vietnam War.  My friends and I worried about all the young men (some of them boyfriends) who might be drafted and die in a war many people believed we...

HIPAA Flaws and Follies

      Who dreamed up a law that prevents parents from access to medical information about their over 18 year-old kids—unless these famously still-adolescent offspring have signed a HIPAA waiver?  I’m betting that in most cases even...

Shrinking Down

     Why weren’t psychotherapists included in my lament about all the time and money our family has spent on doctors? (See “Doctored Up,” 6/27/13).  The answer is both simple AND astonishing.  Thanks to the mind-boggling variety of...

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