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Joseph Cramer, M.D.

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I have a newfound friend. She is a recently hired assistant, a brilliant colleague, a clever confidant. She follows me everywhere. She is a genie without a lamp. She comes whenever I call, “OK, Google....
Compare and contrast in 25 words or less is a common exercise in elementary school. Compare our children asleep in their beds in their own rooms with the boys and girls huddled up against their mother for warmt...
When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big deal or a little deal is for g...
Self-cheaters not only do less — they do more incorrectly. They are those who are the high achievers at all costs. They are the champions of this competitive society. Unfortunately, they cheat their famil...
I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed.
They are no different than those who stepped aside from the wounded and robbed on the road to Jericho. They are today’s passersby who might say, he should have known better. He could have taken the other ...
Measles is a potentially fatal viral infection. It is not what most visitors to Disneyland expect to bring home. Mouse ears and tired feet are the usual fruits of the "happiest place on earth."
Technology is the new skyscraper; a handwritten letter is the palace. Email is the smashing ball. A handwritten thank you note is the discarded debris. Only after the edifice is a pile of rubble does someone st...
As we reminisce about the past year, time is altered. Before, the year was 365 days. Now it is only the seconds we think about a trip or a special event. The labor of delivery can be hours, but we only remember...
What if when we were speeding and didn’t get caught, we sent a check to the city magistrate? The next time we see the flashing lights of the police in our rearview mirrors, we need to thank them. They sav...