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As a physician, few of us have time to be philosophical. We are usually too busy, trying to help our patients get healthy, to ruminate about the sheer magnitude of all of our interventions. The standard interview question for medical Read More Health Is Not the Most Important Thing in Our Lives? A Doctor’s Reflections