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The Grass Suffers

Tennessee has the strictest prescription guidelines for opioids in the United States. On first blush, it appears that the state is taking giant steps to stop the opioid crisis and drug overdose fatalities. I think that the concept behind the law is noble, but the substance of the law is deeply flawed. We seem to believe that the opioids are forcing themselves down the throats of patients and creating overdoses just like guns are getting into the hands of mass shooters and killing people. The... Read More
at Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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A Sinking Ship

The days are getting hotter and so are American politics. The President of the United States has chosen a rogue path to diplomacy with foreign countries. People who follow politics are becoming more and more stressed over the recent unfoldments. I see it every day in my office. To be expected, it is affecting the health of our country. In the past, people shared their politically dissenting views with each other to expand their knowledge and learn from their opponents. Our American society... Read More
at Thursday, July 26, 2018
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An Artist's Life

Each patient has a story. The story maybe inspiring. If illness plays a significant role in their lives, their story maybe unfulfilling. Tragedy comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. Many times, the diagnosis can only be made after the patient tells their entire life biography. At the same time, the only treatment necessary is telling their story to someone who will listen. Affirmation is a powerful medicine, especially when no one believes the patient, not even their spouse. Sarah Lynn was... Read More
at Friday, July 20, 2018
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