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Downslope Windstorms, Bears & Snow We had our first downslope windstorm of the season Sunday night, Oct. 29. Crozet is infamous for these storms. This one was particularly nasty with wind gusts estimated to be 60mph. Some big trees came down all over town and closed off Crozet Ave. for a full day and a half. The whole town went...
On Thursday President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a National Public Health Emergency. On that same Thursday we ran out of morphine in the hospital. We are likely to be out of morphine for months if not longer. These are strange times we live in. We are flooded with opioids in the streets and out of most...
Early in the morning of September 13, 1928, Mama Pepa held tight to her son Luis Angel Morales. Are we going to make it through this alive? Looking up from his mother’s arms as they sat together on the bed, Luis watched the eight sheets of their metal roof peel away like tissue paper in the howling wind. Mother...
Many of you reading this find yourselves in need of a physical change in your life. Perhaps you’re out of energy, out of shape, full of aches, sick with disease, overweight, etc., etc. Although there are a million stories of amazing self-transformation out there, it’s often difficult to believe that we can really change from our current state. The...
No Rain for 24 Days We finished September on a stretch of 17 straight days with no rain.  Looking at the current weather pattern, Heidi and I think that will last through the first seven days of October, bringing the final streak to 24.  That, of course, got us digging into the record book to find the longest dry stretch...
As a physician I have seen the effects that bullets have on human bodies up close. I have studied the science of the effects of bullets on human bodies. I have at my fingertips vast research on mitigating the effects of bullets on human bodies. Over the years we doctors have accumulated great knowledge of how to treat gunshot...
At 1:55 p.m. on August 12 a group text went out from the attending on duty in the ER. “We need help. Car ran into crowd. Multiple victims. Text me back if available. This is not a drill.” Hate had come to Charlottesville. I turned off the TV, leaving the images of swastikas and street fighting and headed in to work. Dr. Sudhir...

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Crozet Weather Almanac: October 2017

Downslope Windstorms, Bears & Snow We had our first downslope windstorm of the season Sunday night, Oct. 29. Crozet is infamous for these storms. This...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Pill Problems

On Thursday President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a National Public Health Emergency. On that same Thursday we ran out of morphine...

Science to Live By: Empowering Puerto Rico

Early in the morning of September 13, 1928, Mama Pepa held tight to her son Luis Angel Morales. Are we going to make it...

Back to Fitness: Epigenetics: Does Exercise Change Your Genes?

Many of you reading this find yourselves in need of a physical change in your life. Perhaps you’re out of energy, out of shape,...

Crozet Weather Almanac: September 2017

No Rain for 24 Days We finished September on a stretch of 17 straight days with no rain.  Looking at the current weather pattern, Heidi...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Who’ll Stop the Rain?

As a physician I have seen the effects that bullets have on human bodies up close. I have studied the science of the effects...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: The Day Hate Came to Town

At 1:55 p.m. on August 12 a group text went out from the attending on duty in the ER. “We need help. Car ran into...