Richard Bosshardt, MD's Posts

The secret to keeping resolutions

2017 is well and truly gone and 2018 looms ahead with all of its promise of success, or potential for failure. Many people will have followed the time honored tradition of making resolutions for the New Year. Unfortunately, resolutions might be better called promises that just haven’t been broken yet. Studies ... Read More »

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A Christmas story that never grows old

(I once dove on the wrecks of Japanese Naval vessels in Truk Lagoon, an atoll in Micronesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Seeing these relics of war for myself made all the history I had read about World War II in the Pacific theater come to life and, ... Read More »

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Gossamer threads

Thirty two years ago, I was sitting in a women’s clothing store in Hong Kong while Sally shopped. I was in the Navy and we were stationed in Okinawa. This was the first of three trips to Hong Kong during my overseas tour. I struck up a conversation with a ... Read More »

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Tips for surviving the holidays

It is an ironic fact that the “holidays”, typically recognized as the period from Thanksgiving to New Years, are at once both a time of great anticipation and delight, and one in which depression frequently surfaces or worsens. Holidays place tremendous demands on our time and energy and create great ... Read More »

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The YMCA- the gift that keeps on giving

No. Not those guys. I mean the “Y”. It is a wonderful cliché. Give the gift that keeps on giving. Long after the ‘soap on a rope” is gone, the after shave bottle is empty, the fruitcake has been discarded, the tie has fallen out of fashion, and the latest ... Read More »

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CoolSculpting and cognitive dissonance

Ironically, It is the holy grail of plastic surgery. I say ironic because it is not really surgery at all. What is it? It is the removal of unwanted fat and tightening loose skin without having to go through an operation with its attendant costs, risks, postoperative pain, and scars. ... Read More »

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Thar’s mold in them thar hills…….

Mold, fungi, yeast. They are literally everywhere. Yeast are so ubiquitous that you can make sourdough bread starter just by leaving some warm water mixed with flour out in the open for a few days. Yeast from the environment will populate the liquid and ferment the flour. Likewise, mold and ... Read More »

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Musings on 36 years

36 years. 432 months. 1728 weeks. 12,096 days. 290,304 hours. 17,418,240 minutes. 1,045,094,400 seconds. A simple exercise in arithmetic but without any meaning, it is just a bunch of numbers.   How do you encapsulate thirty six years in a few inadequate words?   Thirty seven years ago, I stood ... Read More »

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