Category Archives: Dr. Hilden’s reflections

“Don’t worry, at least we will die together!”

Hi, friends! In this post I simply want to invite you to read an essay I wrote which was recently published in a journal I admire.  Called Intima: a journal of narrative medicine, it is a literary place where medicine is … Continue reading

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Butterflies and bacteria: thoughts on a healthy planet

My family just returned from a pilgrimage of sorts.  Having returned from a journey to witness one of nature’s miracles – and picking up a bit of a health problem myself –  I’m feeling all butterfly-ish. Please read on for … Continue reading

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The 36-hour shift

I was reading the paper this morning over my tea and crumpets when this headline caught my attention: “First-year doctors would be allowed to work 24-hour shifts under new rules” Now there’s a topic near to my heart, so I … Continue reading

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Reflections (but no pictures) from 9/11 and this week’s Emergency Preparedness topic

A remembrance: Fifteen years ago today at around 8:00 Minneapolis time, I was in the Intensive Care Unit at HCMC.  I was a medical resident on that day doing my rotation in Nephrology and was visiting a critically-ill patient in … Continue reading

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The finer things: Beethoven’s 5th, Dutch bicycles, and naked saunas

Beethoven, bicycles in Holland, and naked saunas.  Now if anything screams “get your in-depth medical information here” . . . well let’s just say you’ve come to the wrong place. But among other things, my life the past two weeks … Continue reading

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Book club! How Doctors Think

Hi, everybody!  For about 2 months I’ve been yammering both in this blog and on the radio broadcast about the current Healthy Matters online book club selection, and it’s time to get to it!  As they say in billiards .. … Continue reading

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Dying too young

This has been a tough week as too many people have died way too early.  I’m going to write a few thoughts about young lives cut short – one from my own life and one from the nation.  No links … Continue reading

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