Karen Hitchcock

Karen Hitchcock WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

53 ENTRIES Karen Hitchcock is a doctor and writer. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Little White Slips, and the Quarterly Essay Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly.



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Society

Precious sleep

Why do we do so little of something so good?

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Society

The student lottery

How do we decide who will make the best doctors?

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Society

The gentlemen’s club

Having a baby and having a medical career

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Society

Doing the right thing

The ethical dilemmas of medicine

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Society

A fine line

The effectiveness of plastic surgery is a matter of perception

Society

Germ welfare

Public health and personal responsibility

Society

When the doctor needs a doctor

Medical professionals can be hypochondriacs too

Society

The right to die or the right to kill?

The argument against euthanasia

Society

The art of the body

In the gallery, human remains are preserved, refashioned and elevated

Society

A former smoker’s lament

Why do we smoke and why do we quit?

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Too many pills

On lifestyle diseases and quick fixes

Politics

Society’s safety net

When social services are cut, hospitals are left to fill the holes

Society

Love, fear and hierarchy

What role does ego play in medicine?

Society

‘Fat City’ revisited

Obesity is a health issue, not an identity issue

Society

Mind the gaps

The private health insurance racket