Wellness Programs and the Unwell

Posted April 4th, 2013

The future of employer provided health care insurance will be driven, in part, by wellness programs.

Deadly Infections and the Caring, Unwashed Hands That Spread Them

Posted March 31st, 2013

Have you heard about the latest threat to the lives of cancer patients? It’s CRE, the ‘Nightmare Bacteria’. This bacteria causes infections and can be drug-resistant.


Posted March 6th, 2013

I’ve been going to the gym for over a year now. I’m there usually at least three mornings a week. I would guess over half the weeks I was there five mornings a week. I would highly recommend anyone (with medical clearance) do it as well.


Posted February 20th, 2013

Before I started chemotherapy for my Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, my physician told me the chemo had been formulated such that sterility (which I read was a common male side effect of chemo) wouldn’t be a problem.

Break Down

Posted February 7th, 2013

Six months later I was told the cancer was back. Tumors had returned to my lungs. I didn’t take the news well.


Posted February 3rd, 2013

I coached a team for the first time in my life this morning.  My 14 year old daughter, Kaitlin, plays basketball in a rec league.  I’ve been helping run drills during practices and cheering from the side line during our winless season.  The regular coach is in Florida this weekend, so I filled in.  The […]

Lance Armstrong and His Legacy

Posted January 23rd, 2013

I know the good the foundation does because I had a job that it funded for two years, in 2008 and 2009.

I Survived to See Another Christmas. Isn’t That Amazing?

Posted January 9th, 2013

It was late Friday afternoon. It was shortly before the end of the day and the start of the Christmas holiday. The hours flowed by like frozen maple syrup. It was finally the end of the day, and the end of the work week, the start of the long weekend.


Posted December 18th, 2012

I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in closer to the screen so no one else will see it. You will die. There are few accurate predictions I can make about you. Maybe only one. But this is it.


Posted November 2nd, 2012

About three hundred miles to the northeast, my sister was being prepped for brain surgery.  She was in a Boston hospital…