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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...
The chance of having a false positive result after 10 yearly mammograms is about 50-60 percent. –Susan G. Komen Foundation At the dawn of the 18th century, Joshua Bayes, a nonconformist Presbyterian minister, welcomed his son Thomas into the world. Reverend Bayes’ dissenting views from the official dogma and practice of the Church of England influenced young Thomas to think for...
I recently recalled a powerful experience I had as a teenager. After graduating from high school, I got a job working at a landscaping company in northern Virginia. I did whatever they needed me to do in the nursery. My boss told me to help a woman get some plants out to her car. She was in her 40s or...
Many people are surprised to find out how similar human anatomy and physiology is to that of our dogs and cats. There are obvious differences such as walking on four legs, having sharp teeth for killing, and tails; however, the overall makeup and function of our bodies are much more similar than different. One very common trouble spot for both...
© Marlene A. Condon Where I grew up, June marked the start of Japanese Beetle season. Even here in the South, I often do not see the first of these insects until then. Their presence always brings me back down Memory Lane. During my teenage years, I was responsible for bringing in the laundry from the clothesline, which I did not...
May is my favorite month in the hospital. All of the interns have survived intern year (usually). When they started last June they were tentative and nervous all the time. They were wrong more often than they were right when making treatment decisions. Now after a long year made harder by the toughest type of learning of all—learning from...
“The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.” —President George W. Bush, July 7, 2007 I watched the recent debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a great deal of (vested) interest. This...

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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...

Diagnostic Testing: A Bayesian Approach

The chance of having a false positive result after 10 yearly mammograms is about 50-60 percent. –Susan G. Komen Foundation At the dawn of the 18th...

Back to Fitness: Flame On

I recently recalled a powerful experience I had as a teenager. After graduating from high school, I got a job working at a landscaping...

Gazette Vet: Doggies’ Disc Disease

Many people are surprised to find out how similar human anatomy and physiology is to that of our dogs and cats. There are obvious...

Blue Ridge Naturalist: The Japanese Beetle

© Marlene A. Condon Where I grew up, June marked the start of Japanese Beetle season. Even here in the South, I often do not...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Sharing Uncertainty

May is my favorite month in the hospital. All of the interns have survived intern year (usually). When they started last June they were...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: The Cobra that Tamed the ER

“The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in...