Author Archives: Benjamin Albert

Doing Good and Doing Well

Years ago, I helped organize a lawyer’s event – a fundraising ball for the Boston Bar Foundation.  The keynote speech was delivered by Jeffrey Swartz, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Timberland Company (“Timberland”) (www.Timberland.com).  Yes, the boot company.  Mr. … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Prescription for Doctors

I met Monique when she came in seeking my supervising doctor’s help with depression and anxiety.  Not an uncommon “chief complaint” at my medical student continuity site, I was caught off guard when the doctor shared Monique’s story in the … Continue reading

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New year is a health opportunity!

Given the time of year, it is not surprising that many people are talking about New Year resolutions. There are many articles written about being successful in achieving these January promises. I’m no expert but what I learned in medical … Continue reading

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Shout “Boobs!” Not “Boo!”

Six months after surrendering her ovaries, a surgeon removed both of her breasts. Continue reading

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Forgetting Hero

It’s strange how one story can lead to another. After reading a post here (http://bit.ly/a1G2nz) about CPR and the second chance that my friend, Dena, gave a young girl, my friend, Jeff, emailed to remind me that he was given … Continue reading

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Magical Pediatricians

Ysabel, my daughter, is three years old, and my son, Dylan, turned three months yesterday. With each passing day, sleepless night, running nose or milestone, I am more amazed at how much I now appreciate what parents mean when they … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better (without the R-word)

Those who know me would never accuse me of being politically correct. Besides the “N-word,” though, there is one word that crosses not just “the line” but a line that should never be crossed.  It is generally misused and incredibly … Continue reading

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