“Bitten by an alligator” & other wacky medical codes

Who comes up with this stuff? As a writer who specializes in health and medicine, I’ve learned about some pretty unusual medical conditions. But the new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, Clinical Modification—affectionately known […]

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A Lesson in Humor: If You Can Laugh, When You Lose Your Nads…

Emergency Laughter

My dad had a great sense of humor. He showed me many times the value of being able to laugh at yourself and the world around you. When he was diagnosed with late-stage metastatic cancer […]

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A Life Changing Crisis: Cottage Cheese

Emergency Laughter

Every once in a while, something happens to you that changes the way you think, feel and eat for the rest of your life. My life-changing event took place when I worked for a private […]

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