Doctors Alone Can’t Save Vaccination

As a general pediatrician, I talked to a lot of vaccine hesitant families, and I found that the worst stereotypes generally didn’t apply. Anti-vaxxers on the whole are people who actually do love their kids; they’ve just been horribly misled by misinformation on the internet. Some pediatric practices won’t see parents who won’t vaccinate their …

Come Be My Light

We all know Mother Theresa, who is now rightly St. Theresa of Calcutta. Like many people, I find inspiration in all her tireless work. But many people don’t know how much she suffered from depression. She once said, “If I am ever a saint, I will be surely be one of darkness.” I’ve often shared …

About China and Immigrants

As I have said, in order to make it bearable for people to read this terribly serious story, I loaded it with humorous stories from my fun relationships with my wonderful (often foreign-born) co-workers, whom I loved. Both because the stories lighten an otherwise very tense mood, and because of my affection for my colleagues, …