A Blue Day On The Baja

    A blue, pink and yellow day on the Baja. I’m a little blue today despite the sunshine. What’s la Gringa to do when she’s got the Baja Blues? Put on some music and dye eggs with colorful vegetables from the food bin, of course. We have been in Mexico away from our family…

An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

What’s For Dinner Doc has never been a political blog but I have spent 3 decades providing healthcare to women and I can’t stand by and ignore Mr. Trump’s words and actions against women. I’m a registered Republican but I vote my principles before party. I couldn’t have said it better than this. We will…

Big Bird Gets the Axe

Photo Credit@Luther Siler Big Bird Gets the Axe “Sesame Street’s themes of tolerance and acceptance are outdated and Fox News has approached us with an affiliate agreement that would increase market shares for both organizations. If we start teaching hate in pre-school, we are certain to recruit future Fox viewers. Cruella, please show us your…

What’s For Dinner? : Let’s Be Honest

Friends and family often ask, “What do you really eat?” I guess they think that I’m fabricating when I say, “I eat real food, mostly plants, some chicken and lots of fish.” I don’t eat bread, pasta, processed foods or much sugar. (Yes, you can live without simple carbohydrates.) Those of you who know me,…

Share a Coke With “Obesity”

The medical community is unhappy with Coke for funding bogus research to prove that Coke is good for your health. The folks at Center for Science of the Public Interest produced a YouTube video showing how Coke refuses to #ShareHonesty about their products. Please go to the ShareACoke.com website and submit your honest label for…

When We Are Just Doctors

I write about health and wellness, life and death, and human suffering through fiction and narrative medicine but this post is profoundly personal and was painful to share. My family has suffered many losses in the last few years. Both of my parents and my oldest sister have passed away in the last three years….

Time To Revisit Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Hope is not a plan. Turn your wish into a plan. What really matters to you in 2015 and what’s your plan? Take a moment to reflect on the first six months of 2015 and look ahead to the rest of 2015. Do you need to change course? Re-commit? Congratulate yourself? Try this exercise. Start…

Skeletons in the Closet

(Copyright Douglas MacIlroy) Skeletons in the Closet Genre: Narrative Medicine Kat acknowledged her newest nanny with her best, I’m ok face, certain that it would be reported to her very important parents; never present themselves to notice. She chewed and chewed and then spit into her napkin; a distraction, a sleight of hand and the…

Dr. Google Will Never Know You Like I Do or Care as Much

My blog friends saw it here first. My Dr. Google Post has been syndicated. Please take the time to visit KevinMD.com and comment and like me. Here’s my skeptical face, “You want to feature my little post? Really? Well ok if it makes the world a better place.” Actually I said, “Yes, wow, yes.” Or…

A Frozen Section – Flash Frozen Fiction

Flash Frozen Fiction for Friday Fictioneers Genre: Historical Medical Narrative (Yes, I did just make that up.) 100 words A Frozen Section “Did you study the video I forwarded to you? It’s all in the wrist,” my friend the oncologist joked, as I angled the biopsy needle into my traitorous breast. “I know how to…

My Fountain of Youth – Friday Fictioneers

My Fountain of Youth “Red pill, blue pill, little yellow capsule,” she sorted out loud, bifocals askew. “The red’s for vim. The blue’s for vigor. The yellow is for good measure.” she quipped as she reached for her kale smoothie handing him the costly treasure with a gnarled hand she barely recognized. “How can you…