Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
Beautiful Labor Day weekend in Philly- hope you're getting some good R+R.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
– Sep 6, 2:00 AM
Something extraordinary happened to start the month just a few miles beyond Philadelphia. Kids from kindergarten through fifth grade walked into actual brick-and-mortar classrooms on day one of the school year. This happened in an otherwise…
Jeff CohnA follow-up article to one I posted earlier in the week, here the author identifies a district that is, so far, seeming to do things well and in person for the youngest students whose families desire in-person schooling now...
The New York Times
– Sep 2, 7:59 AM
This is not a lecture about the benefits of setting up a daily routine. Most parents already know that kids thrive on structure. Before the pandemic, when we could leave the house without worrying about contracting a potentially deadly virus, we…
Jeff CohnGood tips for transitioning your kid(s) from pandemic limbo to more structured, more normal life
To get out of this pandemic, we need fast, easy coronavirus testing that's accessible to everyone. From the way people often talk, you might think we need a technological breakthrough to achieve this. In fact, we don't have a technological problem;…
Jeff CohnA lengthy article and, as always when by Atul Gawande, the writing is clear and it makes you think..
I don't know how to say it except to say it. It sounds like something from a movie, or like the paranoid nightmare of an overprotective parent—but it is what happened. I saw my 8-year-old son go over a waterfall. At this point, before I tell…
Jeff Cohn'I miss strangers. I long for connections with people I do not know. We are so separate now. We have so few opportunities for brief interactions'..
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:42 — 37.4MB) | Embed “One of the things that's been lost is that complexity & the nuance that's necessary to understand” Dr. Angela Rasmussen is a virologist at Columbia…
Jeff CohnA terrific conversation with a focus on the complexity/uncertainty of what's going on re: COVID-19 and how to communicate in ways that are honest, make sense, and are helpful/relevant...
The New York Times
– Sep 2, 2:00 AM
This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Eight years ago, while working as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor in Cleveland, Gayle Williams-Byers…
Jeff CohnDon’t ever stop learning, especially if you can apply what you learn to actions on behalf of whatever is most important to you...
The Washington Post
Karin Brulliard, William Wan
– Sep 3, 11:59 AM
“The lack of sleep is just driving me crazy,” said Tibebu, 36, a technical writer who lives in Takoma Park, Md., where most nights her eyes snap open around 2 a.m., and she begins to obsess over everything from the dismal U.S.
Jeff CohnSome of the sleep issues in my case are likely age-related, but many can at least be indirectly linked to what's going on in the world, IMO...