My Kind of Research

From Britain: The Survival Time of Chocolates on Hospital Wards: Covert Operational Study How quickly does a box of chocolates disappear? Who does the eating? Covert observations by a duo of diet detractors. From Australia: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Deficiency A Pilot Study in imaginary populations. As author Elif Batuman tweeted: “Ha! I KNEW that…

Grapes for the Picking

Orpheus Wines

One of my friends from medical school married a chemist who dreamed of becoming a vintner.  Calling themselves the visioneer and the winemaker, they partnered with an artist to launch their label: Orpheus Wines. In October, I visited Sonoma Valley for the first time, and attended their harvest party. In the morning, we picked grapes,…

Got Coverage?

Chicago Family Health Center has busily been signing up patients for health insurance. Each Saturday, we’ve been hosting Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fairs. The first one was November 16. After seeing my patients in clinic that morning—including two who had previously been uninsured, now covered through the Cook County early Medicaid expansion called County Care—I…