On the Importance of Friendship by @MLewisMDAuthor #friendship #friend #sports #life

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The Psychology of Friendship In 1938, Harvard University began what would become a groundbreaking study on what makes a healthy and happy life. Researchers tracked 268 Harvard sophomores throughout the years and eventually expanded the study to include their children, wives,…

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Performing Acts of Kindness without Expecting a Reward by @MLewisMDAuthor #kindness #humanity #medicine

Kindness In Action It started with a Croatian basketball player named Igor Perica. The 6-foot, 7-inch power forward had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee and came to me for the reconstruction surgery. At the time, I was an orthopedic consultant for the Chicago Bulls, he was a stranger in a strange…

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The Right Decision isn’t Always Easy by @MLewisMDAuthor #decision #MichaelJordan #basketball

As you can imagine, it’s not easy having to make treatment decisions for athletes. Especially when it could affect the team’s entire season and especially when it’s NBA superstar Michael Jordan. May 25, 1998. The Eastern Conference Finals in Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana. In this series Michael “Air” Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were up…

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