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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 20th, 2020

Which Line are You On?

There is a well-known oath that physicians are ascribed to taking at the time of their commencement: “first, do no harm.” In Latin, the phrase is “primum non nocere.” What’s interesting is that the pledge, though rightly attributed to Hippocrates, is not part of the larger “Hippocratic Oath,” that in truth is what graduating medical…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | October 11th, 2015

From Debting to Daring

When we speak about “debt,” we typically think in terms of the balance we have on our credit cards, school loans, or home mortgages. Debt, however, is a deeper reflection of lack – whether lack of faith, self-esteem, love, or support. All of this “lack” can show up financially, though not necessarily in obvious ways.…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 20th, 2014

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

This article was originally posted in my blog for The Huffington Post, on July 18, 2014. The Latin root of the word doctor is docere, which means to “teach.” Indeed, the heart of medicine is one of educating and otherwise guiding patients on the path of wellness. To this end, the art of medicine is delivering the knowledge of…

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