We all know that the “power nap” has a long and honorable history. Most of us experienced our first official ones at an early age – generally 4 or 5 […]
The Lighter Side
The Lighter Side: It’s All About The Side Hustle
You’d think that after four years of college, four years of medical school and however long it took to get through residency and internship plus any specialty training, most doctors […]
I confess I’ve had a lifelong obsession with weird weight control/fitness gear. Maybe that’s because when I was 10 years old, I rode my bike to the little strip mall […]
The End Of The Pandemic?
While I “pondered weak and weary” by the flickering light of … a Bic disposable I was using to light a postprandial cheroot – Relax: I was alone and outdoors […]
Pranks in the Age of Telehealth
Way back in the 1930s, a guy named Chester Gould created a hard-boiled comic strip detective named Dick Tracy. It was a big hit. In 1946, Gould gave Tracy a […]
Getting To The “Holistic” Tooth
Once upon a time, Dr. Duke was a Californian with a love of relaxing on a quiet beach right around Malibu. It was on a normal sunny Saturday when I […]
Are you SAD or GLAD as Seasons Change?
When Antonio Vivaldi wrote his classic concerti, “The Four Seasons,” back in the early 1700s, he broke new ground musically to represent the unique aspects of winter, spring, summer and […]
Stretching Beyond the Imagination
Took a walk around my neighborhood the other day, the sun just starting to massage my shoulders with its warmth, dispelling the morning chill. What a treat to be able […]
Don’t Judge a Doctor by Their Cover
Ever wonder whether you got better medical care if your doctor wore a traditional white coat or more casual attire? The editors at the Journal of the American Medical Association […]
Would You Like a Salad With That?
When Shakespeare coined the expression “salad days,” he meant youthful ardor and zeal, not the time for us to eat chopped lettuce on a dainty plate. At “casa Duke,” “salad […]
Assume: It Makes a ‘You know What’ Out of You and Me
I’m not a huge fan of “big box” stores. Too many things to see that you don’t need; too few that you do. Plus there’s that one lone remaining shopping […]
Aging Out of the English Language
Dr. Duke This coronavirus is turning me paranoid. I stay at home with all the doors and windows closed. The drapes are pulled, and I only part them a nanometer […]