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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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Is the AMA Right in Saying Medical Aid in Dying is Incompatible With a Doctor’s Role?

There is currently strident debate in Virginia about legalizing medical aid in dying.* Recently the American Medical Association has reaffirmed it’s code of ethics, saying “physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” Several states have passed legislation to legalize medical aid in dying, or will not…

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