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We are witnessing a new era dawning in the 21st century. With the benefit of a few month’s hindsight, we can now see clearly that we were living and working under a false premise. No longer, with impunity, can we maintain our wellbeing and be mindless to the reality that our global economy is embedded within the world’s encompassing biology....
Okay, this isn’t so much a “back to fitness” column, but more “confessions of an endurance athlete whose reasons to get up at 4:30 a.m. have been ruthlessly stripped away.” Since getting into endurance sports many years ago, I have always described myself as someone who was doing it for the purity of living a healthy, fit life and enjoying...
The Cannabis sativa plant contains hundreds of chemicals, including more than 100 cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are a family of compounds, each with different effects. The most familiar cannabinoids are THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana) and CBD (cannabidiol), which is not psychoactive. “Marijuana” generally refers to the components of (and products made from) the Cannabis sativa plant, which are highest in...
ER personnel and first responders are a superstitious lot. Certain words are taboo, never to be uttered in an ER. The Q word is the most strongly and widely held taboo in the ERs of America. We do not say it. It is believed that if anyone says the Q word in the ER, we will be suddenly overwhelmed...
Many of Crozet’s older residents are heeding the advice to isolate themselves, but that’s not enough, says Crozet family practice doctor Maura McLaughlin. “A resident of Charlottesville in their late 50s has tested positive for COVID-19. It is here,” she said. “I have heard from physician colleagues around the country of adults in their 20s and 40s in the intensive...
“I am a family doctor and I am terrified,” Maura McLaughlin wrote early Friday morning on Facebook. Maura and her husband, Tim, own Blue Ridge Family Practice in Crozet. She was referring to the alarming rise of coronavirus cases throughout the world, including recent increases throughout the US. Based on available data, McLaughlin computed the potential local mortality if significant...
I love maps. Hardly a week goes by when I don’t pull out either a map or an atlas and look up some place I’ve heard about in the news to pinpoint its location and to find out more about its geography and culture. Reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson as a young boy kindled my love of maps. ...

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Insights for Flourishing: The Novel Coronavirus Era

We are witnessing a new era dawning in the 21st century. With the benefit of a few month’s hindsight, we can now see clearly...

Back to Fitness: Finding Purpose in the Era of Cancelled Races

Okay, this isn’t so much a “back to fitness” column, but more “confessions of an endurance athlete whose reasons to get up at 4:30...

It’s Complicated: Cannabis and Mental Health

The Cannabis sativa plant contains hundreds of chemicals, including more than 100 cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are a family of compounds, each with different effects. The most...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: COVID-19

ER personnel and first responders are a superstitious lot. Certain words are taboo, never to be uttered in an ER. The Q word is...

Social Distancing Is for Everyone, Warns Local Doctor

Many of Crozet’s older residents are heeding the advice to isolate themselves, but that’s not enough, says Crozet family practice doctor Maura McLaughlin. “A resident...

Social Distancing: Crozet Doctors Say the Time Is Now

“I am a family doctor and I am terrified,” Maura McLaughlin wrote early Friday morning on Facebook. Maura and her husband, Tim, own Blue...

Insights for Flourishing: Maps, Apps, and a Rainbow

I love maps. Hardly a week goes by when I don’t pull out either a map or an atlas and look up some place...