One of this year’s new word. In Scandinavia it means comfort and it is a form of self-soothing- very therapeutic. To read more check out this article in the New York Times:   Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes By PENELOPE GREENDEC. 24, 2016  


This is the word of the year abroad and it is Danish for “comfort”. Apparently the ¬†comfort seeking behaviors of the Finns and the Danes are thought to be one of the keys to happiness. Here is a link to a great New York Times article about this: Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for … More Hygge

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More good reading:   Using the Web or an App Instead of Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised Austin Frakt New York Times July 11, 2016   Bottom line: Medical apps and web based searches are convenient but often inaccurate and are not replacement for a face to face medical encounter.

About me

I was born in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island. After training mostly in the Northeast, I spent some time practicing in San Diego and then Chapel Hill, NC where my children were raised. ¬†After 35 years away, I returned to New York City and have been practicing general internal medicine and rheumatology … More About me