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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Thinking again about palliative care
Dying with dignity means different things to different people
How doctors deal with drug companies
Medicine and the mind-body problem
What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads?
The trouble with miracle cures
Can antibiotics really cure back pain?
The biggest decisions
Why doctors second-guess themselves
Medicine’s mission to Mars
Transplants, out-of-body organs and limits to treatment
Health care, American style
Motivational slogans and pricey lungs in a US hospital
A visit to the nursing home
How we look after the elderly
You can learn the science of medicine, but what about the human aspects?
In the body and in the mind
How do you provide medical treatment for a non-medical problem?
What can stop obesity?
How the rebirth of general medicine will save lives
A Case of Rust
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
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