Welcome, New Human!

baby footprint

The Curious family—Big Brother T, Dr-Mrs-Dr. Curious, and I—were thrilled to welcome our new daughter, Baby S, to the world this past weekend. She arrived via a single gargantuan push, as second children are wont to do, while I stared unhelpfully in anticipation—my only job, to call out the baby’s sex for mommy, forgotten in […]



Would You Like Fries With That MRI?

collage of imaging studies

Have you ever wondered what happens after you obtain a diagnostic medical imaging study? Me, that’s what! Each x-ray, CT, MRI, mammogram, and ultrasound is interpreted by yours truly or one of my dark room brethren—a radiologist. Crotchety old radiologists, many of whom walked uphill both ways to school, might complain that too many imaging studies […]



No Sugar No Cry

cupcake saying "yeah"

In my inaugural venture with self-experimentation, I (reluctantly) attempted to alter a long-held dietary bad habits. Did I succeed? Have I relapsed? Was I cranky? EXPERIMENT: LIMITING SUGAR Background I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Or cake with lots of icing. Or Lucky Charms. As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet […]



Considering a Visit to Asia? You Need to See This Map.

Sunset in Luang Prabang

[Pictured above: sunset over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos.] My wife and I are travel nuts and, after the arrival of our son, we place more of a premium on scoring a nonstop flight to our destination. We have even driven a few hours to another city—and flew nonstop from there—rather than take a multiple-stop flight. While brainstorming and searching for the […]