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Not everyone has had a pet, some people have had many pets, and some have only had a few. I have owned many pets. During college I had parakeets. In medical school, I had cockatiels. Over the past twenty years or so, I have had gold fish, lizards, turtles, and several dogs -- all of them Doberman Pinchers with the exception of a rescue Dalmatian. Regardless of their size, shape or species, all of my pets have been dear to me. Most of all, I am a dog lover. Over the past twelve years, I have... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, October 28, 2013
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Rayford Crawford

My name is Rayford Crawford. I lived on Mud Island. I moved to Memphis in the early 1990s. Over the years, I developed a habitual sense of eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep and committing myself to the service of others. I saw everyone as someone who could benefit from the wisdom I’d gained through my experiences. And I didn’t hesitate to get involved whenever possible. I had no children, and I seldom if ever dated. I saw interactions with others as opportunities to help them,... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, October 21, 2013
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Patients frequently come to me asking for advice about their newly diagnosed cancer. The word cancer has become a household signal for mortality. The media and press have created a vast array of cancer related euphemisms. People are now a victim of cancer; just the same way they are a victim of a random violent crime. There is a war on cancer just like we have a war against terrorism in the Middle East. We have elevated cancer survivors to hero status similar to those heroes who stop at the side... Read More
Posted by Katie Reed at Monday, October 14, 2013
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