Letters from Maine

Commentary

Is HIPAA critical?

The pandemic has thrown us into a situation where common sense demands that HIPAA be interpreted with an...

Letters from Maine

Tool-less but not clueless

When I was practicing pediatrics, I could never really warm up to the screening tools that were being touted as must-haves for detecting...

Commentary

Armchair epidemiology

This armchair epidemiologist suspects that, when we are talking about an outside space, the 6-foot guideline for small groups is overly...

Perspectives

Learning about the curve

There is another curve that we will need to concentrate on long after the much yearned for flattening of the death curve has been achieved.

Letters from Maine

Writing an exercise prescription

Writing a workable exercise prescription for most patients doesn’t require any special training, just some...

Letters from Maine

Sunshine on my shoulders

Dr. William G. Wilkoff offers a ‘natural’ solution to the anxiety, depression, and loneliness that come with the forced social isolation.

Letters from Maine

Do we need another vital sign?

“You don’t need to chart the depressing details because, as we know, relying on patient or parental recall is unlikely to provide the actual...

Letters from Maine

Under the influence

Social influencers on the Internet can affect teens’ food choices.

Letters from Maine

Is there empathy erosion?

Authors of a recent study suggest that over your 4 years in medical school you unlearned how to be empathetic....

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