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Letter from Shanghai


The Hudson Review, Spring 2020

Morality Tales: There's more than a bit of soul-searching needed when physicians bring patients' stories out of the clinic and onto the page
Harvard Medicine magazine​, Fall 2016
Boredom: Could it be creativity's spark—or a cause for concern?


Harvard Medicine magazine: The Adventure Issue​, Spring 2015

Fever Dreams: Childhood classics swathe familial illness, even death, in bravery, good deeds, and occasionally, magic
Harvard Medicine magazine​, Fall 2013
How Szechuan peppercorns can help you grow old and bond with your young


The Washington Post, August 14, 2015

Shakespeare as a Life Coach
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014
In Praise of Margery Sharp
The New York Times, April 12, 2018
The Plagiarism Jitters
The New York Times, May 9, 2015
She Wasn’t So Ungrateful After All
The New York Times, May 27, 2014
Distractions May Shift, but Sleep Needs Don’t


The New York Times, March 9, 2009

Making Room for Miss Manners Is a Parenting Basic


The New York Times, January 12, 2009

What to Do When the Patient Says, ‘Please Don’t Tell Mom’


The New York Times, December 8, 2008

If a Baby Has a Fever, Treatment All Depends


The New York Times, November 17, 2008

Saving Tiny Tim: Pediatrics and Childhood Poverty in the United States
The New England Journal of Medicine, June 9, 2016
The Fast Food Fund


The New England Journal of Medicine | 360;3, January 15, 2009

Close Calls


The New England Journal of Medicine | 359;10, September 4, 2008

The Moral of the Story


The New England Journal of Medicine | 358;22, May 29, 2008

Shifting Sands


The New England Journal of Medicine | 352;1, January 6, 2005


HERS; A Stich in Time
The New York Times, April 19, 1992
What Knitting Can Teach Us About Parenting
The New York Times, October 24, 2016
A Mother’s Love, Knitted Up in a Flock of Turkey Hats
The New York Times, November 18, 2019
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