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Fasting: for body and spirit

Isabel Azevedo Porto, Portugal   St. Catherine of Siena was known for rigorous fasting and abstinence. Her fast was so severe at times that it was questioned by her sisterhood and the clergy, who insisted she eat properly. Having struggled with the obesity epidemic for decades,1,2 the scientific and health care communities are now giving […]

I’m not sure I’m so ethical

Paul Kettl Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA   An abandoned mental hospital. Photography by Jarle Naustvik I’m not sure I’m so ethical. Don’t get me wrong. I think I’m a good doctor, and I don’t do bad things like sleep with my patients, beat my wife, or kick the dog. But I’m just not sure anymore I’m […]