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Poisons and Medicines – Not So Different

                                                                        October 2019 The rather scrawny marijuana plant in the Poison Garden at Blarney Castle attracted a lot of attention – but this, and the other medicinal and intoxicant plants in the garden made the point that drugs and poisons aren’t so different.  My wife Paula and I were on what…

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Deadly Falls

It's good to come across some basic, low-tech, common sense medical care that has the potential to save a lot of morbidity and mortality in this day and age where everyone seems obsessed with the latest high-tech gizmos – the latest surgical robot that the local hospital has acquired; the…

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Food As Medicine

This was the last column I wrote for the Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free Lance-Star: To celebrate March being National Nutrition Month, the Fredericksburg Food Coop and Mary Washington Healthcare sponsored a recent seminar on ‘Food As Medicine’ at Stafford Hospital.  Six local dietitian/nutritionists described the importance and scope of the nutritional…

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