I am perpetually amazed at the power of this medicine. Today, I’m smiling at the ability of this work to break the debilitating ruts in which people find themselves. I never tire of seeing my patients heal themselves.

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I saw an article today from Reuters reporting the release of the Tobacco Atlas, a product of the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society. The article outlines trends in tobacco usage in countries around the world and the cost of tobacco usage in terms of human mortality, medical costs, lost productivity in the…

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I listened to President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress this evening. Here are a few of the moments that moved me, excerpted from the full text of his address. You can see the full address at this location: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-a-Joint-Session-of-Congress-on-Health-Care/ He described the problem well: “I am not the first President to take…

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