Latest Helen Minciotti Stories

2008-09-16 21:00:10

By Dr. Helen Minciotti Most 9-year-olds haven't taken a firm stand on social issues, but one of my patients was proving to be the exception to the rule. The young lady refused meat, saying she just could not bring herself to eat animals. The girl's mother wanted to be supportive (mom confided that when she thought too hard about where her own meat meals were coming from, she became a little queasy, too). At the same time, mom was concerned about the wisdom and safety of the vegetarian...

2008-07-24 21:00:19

By Dr. Helen Minciotti Mom and dad showed up on time for their newborn's first outpatient exam. That was already quite an accomplishment, considering the packing and infant bundling needed before venturing out in the frigid winter air. The 4-day-old was already gaining weight and looking great, but his parents had some concerns about his skin. The little guy did have a funny-looking rash, but one that I've seen on many other newborns. Clusters of raised yellow lesions were surrounded by...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'