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The best teacher of medicine I ever had

The best teacher of medicine I ever had was during my medical residency. He was a tough, old-school physician, trained at one of the premier institutions in the country, and specialized in pulmonology and intensive care. Before I had even rotated through the ICU, I had seen him around on the medical floors—and must admit I didn’t… Read More »

Ever seen ‘a farmhouse on steroids’?

When John and Janice Teunis pictured their retirement 10 years ago, they saw themselves living in a cottage in a small country town and working part time to keep the boredom at bay. Today though, they find themselves in a seven bedroom, heritage-listed homestead that boasts 14-foot ceilings, three living spaces, and 10-foot verandahs that… Read More »

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »