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Poetry Friday: Insomnia
General Health 7/18/2014

Every week for the past few months, we’ve published the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem, a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments, is the last one. Thanks again to all who submitted! Read all of the winning poems. Insomnia By…

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Poetry Friday: Blink
General Health 7/11/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments. Blink By Callie Bateman For my cousin Lindsey, a cancer survivor She was seven and didn’t really understand, so she tuned out…

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Summer Severe Weather: 4 Things You Can Do To Prepare
General Health 7/9/2014

With summer comes severe weather, so it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for storms, extreme heat and floods. It’s important to be able to recognize an impending hazard and know how to take action so you and your family can stay safe. Here are steps you can take for any…

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Poetry Friday: For John
General Health 6/27/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments. For John By Lisa A. Ryan Like a ram in the thicket, or an apparition in mist, you were not there and…

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Poetry Friday: Untitled, by Jessica Garber
General Health 6/20/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get? Untitled by Jessica Garber Vomit- Rips at the throat Like a chained dog And I am the fence, And you, he who passes by.

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Poetry Friday: An Embolic Tale
General Health 6/6/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get? An Embolic Tale By Jamie DeVore There was a young woman it’s said Whose limbs became numb as she tread Her face drooped like…

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Poetry Friday: Untitled, By Tina Auth
General Health 5/30/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category I: Bedside Manners. Untitled By Tina Auth Our son was born dying, little did we know. He was rushed to UVA, the best place to go. [caption id="attachment_8383" align="alignright" width="170"]…

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Poetry Friday: Doctor
General Health 5/23/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem won Honorable Mention. Doctor By Katherine Crowley She says his coat reminds her of May: crabapple blossoms in sun, so white they refract bright hues and greens. And she says his movements beneath the white…

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Poetry Friday: The Maddening Gladness
General Health 5/16/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem won one of two grand prizes. The Maddening Gladness By Jarish Cohen I. ars medicina, from a language that has long been dead- the whitest gleam of the short coat , the greenest sheen of…

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