Let’s Talk About Sex #UMC

An article in the New York Times recently caught my eye. Titled, “Let’s Not Talk About Sex,” it is written by Paul A. Offit, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He writes despairingly of the very low compliance levels for the HPV vaccine. He…

Alone On the Trail: The Nine Mile Hike

About five weeks ago, I drove to Thousand Oaks, CA, so I could visit with my brother and his nephrologist. My brother is close to kidney failure and I wanted to explore the possibility of donating one of mine to him. We both sat in the doctor’s office, nursing our individual apprehensions. I was worried…