The Eternal Grief of Losing a Child

Posted on November 26th, 2021
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This is how author Mark Twain described his reaction to hearing of the sudden death of his daughter, Olivia “Susy” Clemens:  “It is one of the mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunder-stroke like that and live. There is but one reasonable explanation of it.  The intellect is stunned […]

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Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Threatens Lives

Posted on August 13th, 2021
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Alarm bells have been sounding for years about the shortage of physicians in the United States.  Based on recent studies, those bells have become sirens. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has long been warning about this quandary, but the most current data suggests a serious tipping point is about to be reached. Within […]

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Music World Loses a Legend

Posted on August 6th, 2021
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Ed Berkeley’s unexpected death last month was a shocker in the performing arts community here and abroad. It was extraordinarily hard-hitting for the two organizations with which Berkeley had longstanding relationships: the Aspen Music Festival and School and The Juilliard School. Berkeley had been Director of the Opera Theater Center of the Festival for 40 […]

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The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
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“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

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Depression and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Combination

Posted on July 2nd, 2021
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 In August of 1991, author Larry McMurtry struck a Holstein cow while driving on a rural road near his Texas panhandle ranch.  The cow walked away from the accident and the Lincoln town car was slightly damaged, but the event marked the inception of a lengthy healthcare crisis for McMurtry. The next morning McMurtry was […]

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