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The kids are back. Another academic year is beginning at U.Va. Suddenly the University grounds are full of young adults anxious to get rid of their parental chauffeurs/sherpas and get to the business at hand: meeting other young adults. I like this time of year in Charlottesville. Sure the traffic is a little worse and parking is tighter, but...
Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) have exploded into our lives. In the blink of an eye, cell towers, smart phones, Wi-Fi Internet hubs, and computer tablets have sprung up everywhere. And this is just the beginning. The wireless industry is gung-ho on introducing 5G service. Higher-frequency, 5 gigahertz (5G) waves transmit more data more quickly, but they do not...
We have denture storage containers in all the major resuscitation rooms in the ER. We routinely run out of life-saving medicines but the denture cases are always there. Whoever is in charge of stocking them is on the ball. We use the denture cases frequently for our sickest patients. Just before we place a patient on a breathing tube and...
Michelle and I met during my first few weeks of veterinary school at Virginia Tech and just a few months after that, began dating. So, what was I to say when one evening over pizza she tells me about a really cute kitten up for adoption in her medicine ward?  She fed me a few beers and then drove...
Summer Heat... Count the Days June finished a touch warmer than normal and July started off scorching hot with the dreaded combination of heat and humidity.  But before you whine too much, remember that you live in the South and it is summer.  What do you expect? Many people believe that our summers are hotter than they used to be but that...
As a young lad, our family vacationed several times in New England during the winter holidays. I remember vividly, as we huddled with hot cocoa around the hearth and fire of the 19th century farmhouse at which we stayed, a local newspaper’s headline boldly proclaiming “May Warm to Zero.” That may not sound balmy, but it was certainly a...
Like most people I sleepwalk through parts of my waking life, not consciously noticing much of the world around me. Driving in to work is a perfect example. I do it automatically, my car seems to know the way itself, meanwhile I am lost in my inner thoughts and only upon arriving do I realize I have made the...

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Crozet Annals of Medicine: The Kids Are Alright

The kids are back. Another academic year is beginning at U.Va. Suddenly the University grounds are full of young adults anxious to get rid...

Science to Live By: Cell Phones & Adolescent Health

Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) have exploded into our lives. In the blink of an eye, cell towers, smart phones, Wi-Fi Internet hubs,...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Small Gifts

We have denture storage containers in all the major resuscitation rooms in the ER. We routinely run out of life-saving medicines but the denture...

Gazette Vet: The Typical Diseases of Kittens

Michelle and I met during my first few weeks of veterinary school at Virginia Tech and just a few months after that, began dating....

Crozet Weather Almanac: June 2018

Summer Heat... Count the Days June finished a touch warmer than normal and July started off scorching hot with the dreaded combination of heat and humidity. ...

Science to Live By: Maple Syrup—A Sweet Mystery

As a young lad, our family vacationed several times in New England during the winter holidays. I remember vividly, as we huddled with hot...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: The Cost of Caring

Like most people I sleepwalk through parts of my waking life, not consciously noticing much of the world around me. Driving in to work...