The Heart of a Surgeon

By Robert Sewell, M.D., F.A.C.S. I’m an old school general surgeon. I graduated from med school in 1974 and after a five-year surgical residency in San Antonio, Texas, I started out on my own, ready to cure the world. Boy was I raw. Like many of my peers, I got married during medical school, and […] Continue reading →

A Year of Grace

By Sarah Helms Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you a few standard, upbeat responses regarding my one-year relocation to Tennessee for my husband’s orthopedic trauma fellowship. “How great to have a year to be with the kids while they’re still so young!” “Live it up! You’ll never get another chance to […] Continue reading →

Rethink Your Resolutions

By Stacie Johnson Last year I made a New Year’s resolution to not clean as much. Yep, that is right, I declared I wouldn’t clean my house. I decided that time with my four year old was worth more than an empty sink, sex with my husband was better than a clean kitchen and cuddling […] Continue reading →

Ginger: Cheers to Your Health

By Monica Swanson It’s that time of the year again…freezing cold temperatures in many places, and the cold and flu season hitting hard! Now I don’t know if I’ll get any sympathy, but even here in Hawaii, we’ve had some really cool nights! In case you’re wondering what a “cool night” is in Hawaii, we hit the mid-to-upper 50’s this […] Continue reading →

Budgeting During Residency

(Editor’s Note: With a new year upon us, many of us have hopes of better health in the future: emotional, physical, spiritual and, especially in the medical training years, financial. Here are a few lessons learned the hard way from a medical spouse during residency.) By Tonya Adams When my husband started medical school, we […] Continue reading →