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The State of the Meerkat: Out of the Fire and Onto the Chafing Dish

This has been a busy week.  When last we saw our intrepid meerkat, she was heading in to meet with the oncology specialist, who had all of her lab work and test results, and was ready to sit down and discuss What Next.  That was Monday. I’ll spare you the hour and a half, complete …

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Guest Post: Medical Excellence in the Middle Ages by E.C. Ambrose

I’ve decided to take advantage of a slight lull in the work schedule and…gasp!…take a day off.  But I leave you in the capable, if slightly gore-coated, hands of E.C. Ambrose, who has been delving into a particularly fascinating bit of history for their recent “Dark Apostle” novels…   Medical Excellence in the Middle Ages …

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Somber Thoughts

Yesterday I went to visit a friend who has been hospitalized for more than a week with a yet-undiagnosed illness  (they’re ruled out most of the truly terrifying things, but not-knowing takes its own toll).  I was reminded, quite starkly, of my own week’s+ hospitalization nearly 20 years ago, and my recent stint in the …

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