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Something Happens

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The other day my mother-in-law called me to say she’s been thinking about pharmaceutical development.  She wondered if this might be a topic for my column. …

Being There

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s late afternoon as I begin this essay with snow falling and the world quiet.  Snow absorbs sound and causes people to slow down as winter…

Talents

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I don’t believe people go to a concert as an intellectual exercise.  We go to experience the joy of live music.  There’s something about a live…

Genetic Snippets

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve heard it said that in retirement you work even harder.  I’m not convinced of this yet, but it is different. As my readers know, I’ve…

The Gift of Touch

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve observed that as I get older I like change less.  I’m not the first person to make this observation, but the pace of change is…

Penance

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I hope that Thomas Paine will not be offended as I paraphrase his immortal words, “These are the times that try men’s [waistbands].” The Thanksgiving cornucopia…

The Doctor is in: Procedures

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard not to write about something on your mind or something that’s in your body.  I have a family history of colon and prostate cancer…

The Tell

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I entered the exam room I knew something was up.  It was the first time my patient was accompanied by his wife.  I’ve seen this…

The Fallen

By Dr. Jim Ferguson They say that people look like their dogs.  That’s obviously an over statement, but I have to admit I’ve occasionally noticed some resemblance in folks who…

Captain of the Ship

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I have more to say after I’ve finished an essay.  This week I was going to write about new research on the mechanisms of aging,…