Articles written by me on Self-care and Palliative Medicine
On Self-Care & Palliative Medicine

Aging Well

Buff Enough

“The American ideal of masculinity. . .has created cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys, punks and studs, tough guys and softies, butch and faggot, black and white. It is an ideal so paralytically infantile that it is virtually forbidden–as an unpatriotic act–that the American boy

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The Long And The Short Of It

Have you heard the expression, “If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will?” For the first time in the history of mankind, people in developed countries can expect to live long enough to become old. Census bureau statistics show that the average lifespan across the world

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Stop the Male

“The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough”Germaine Greer Pot bellies, balding heads, weakening muscles, decreased libido and a general decline in stamina all seem to occur variably as men grow older. Are these phenomena ‘just a part of aging’ or is

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Gray Matters

With time and age comes wisdom, right? It certainly is a comforting thought as we grow older, since the acuity of some faculties dwindles noticeably. One visually obvious sign of aging for most of us is the graying of hair. I have always taken it for granted

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Well Aged

Concepts of aging range from romance to despair. Wisdom of experience and mellowing of spirit as one moves beyond the impetuosity of youth are touted as benefits. We love our grandparents and appreciate elder statesmen as valuable resources of knowledge and, more importantly, for their longitudinal perspective.

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My Philosophy

(Latin: doceō, I teach) I learned in medical school that the word, doctor, comes from the Latin word for teacher. I hold that thought closely... read more

Hinesights on Health

These are articles I wrote while in private practice in the early 2000’s. These many years later, I still have folks who ask for links, so I’ve kept them active... read more