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August 2012


  • Unconditional Love

    By Amy Kalman, RN I met Rufus, a previously homeless shelter dog, when he was 2 ½ years old (estimated by his pearly whites). (more...)

July 2012


  • Infection Instincts

    By Amy Kalman, RN I’m sure you heard the recent news stories about a young woman named Aimee Copeland. She’s scheduled for (more...)

May 2012


  • Giving=Receiving

    By Amy Kalman, RN I totally overslept. Rushed to get myself out the door, sure I’d leave something essential behind. Somehow I (more...)

April 2012


  • Intimacy

    By Amy Kalman, RN George, a youthful 78-year-old, had worried that prostate cancer and its required treatment would destroy his (more...)


  • Outer Layer

    By Amy Kalman, RN The first time I met Chanel, being treated for lung cancer, she was so well put-together: stylishly dressed, face (more...)


  • Remembering Loved Ones Lost

    By Amy Kalman, RN Cindy (my cancer surviving friend I’ve told you about) lost her husband (and my longtime friend) Max to (more...)

March 2012


  • Living with Cancer

    By Amy Kalman, RN Cindy, a longtime friend and family neighbor, is the kind of friend you want and need in times of trouble. She (more...)

February 2012


  • Power of a Notebook

    By Amy Kalman, RN I remember watching the expression on my Mom’s face while we were out for dinner at a local restaurant: the (more...)


  • Losing My Hair

    By Amy Kalman, RN More than a week after surviving neurosurgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm, I was able to open my swollen my eyes (more...)

January 2012


  • Fatigue

    By Amy Kalman, RN “I’m so exhausted, I just can’t sleep enough” is a statement I hear from nearly every cancer patient I care (more...)


  • Building a Support Team

    By Amy Kalman, RN Stop for a moment and think about an achievement and disappointment that you have experienced in life. Regardless of (more...)

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