Category Archives: Journalism

This has been quite a month…

I hope you have been having a marvelous holiday season. We celebrate Christmas at my house, but I am lucky to have friends and colleagues from many religious and cultural traditions. I wish you all the best! This has been … Continue reading

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The reports of the move have been greatly exaggerated

Earlier this week, a television news station in Memphis erroneously reported that Rhodes College, a small liberal arts college in Midtown Memphis, is looking for new digs because it’s outgrowing its beautiful campus. The Rhodes College public affairs office dryly … Continue reading

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ACOs and EHRs and HIT, oh my!

I was working on a freelance assignment about value-based purchasing models earlier this week for a health care newsletter. I frequently write for this particular newsletter, and I often tackle topics like the Affordable Care Act, health care workforce issues, … Continue reading

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My sandwiches definitely don’t smile

I am so happy to announce that a column I wrote was posted on Babble’s website last week! Is that Sandwich Smiling at Me? is my manifesto about the value of simple lunches for children. Essentially, I was constantly getting … Continue reading

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RIP, Betty Ford

Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford died yesterday in Rancho Mirage, California, where she and her late husband lived for many years after he left office. May she rest in peace. Betty Ford was a remarkable woman. At … Continue reading

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Brushing up on medication safety

I recently wrote a piece about medication safety for the women’s health magazine Spry. I interviewed pharmacists and other health care experts about things that we do that undermine our efforts to use medicine safely and effectively. One tip really … Continue reading

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A fan letter to the author

When I was a little girl many many many years ago, I was a big fan of the television show “Wonder Woman.” I adored Lynda Carter’s character so much that I wrote a fan letter to her. I haltingly scratched … Continue reading

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