Tag Archives: medicine

Health Care Directive

I’ve been completing a Health Care Directive. It will probably be this week’s least-favorite task. The form’s nine pages let me outline how I see medical decisions. And who I’d like to make those decisions for me if I can’t. … Continue reading

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Sickness, Death, God, Love and Questions

Just when you thought it was safe to grow up — Folks in their 20s may run afoul of a quarter-life crisis: the doubt and disappointment of student loans, dull careers and iffy relationships. Others learn that they’re terminally ill. … Continue reading

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The Magi, Meds and Me

It’s Epiphany Sunday. It’s not about the magi, wise men from the east. Not exactly. They’re involved; along with King Herod, religious experts, Mary and Jesus. But they’re not what this is all about. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 528) … Continue reading

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Disorders, Decisions

Whether you call it mental illness, lunacy, or insanity, being crazy isn’t fun. It’s not a lifestyle choice either. Not for most. Certainly not in my case. I’ll get back to that. Folks started talking about “mental hygiene” after William … Continue reading

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