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Author and health care professional.

Man Down

by Robert Lanz LCSW It was another one of those patients who can lead to nothing but problems- of course we didn’t know it when he came in, unconscious and possibly on his way to death. All the docs knew … Continue reading

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Harold and Mildred

by Robert Lanz LCSW She was one of those older women like my mom or my aunt- women who were small children during the first world war. Women, who, when reaching what should have been the security of adulthood were … Continue reading

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Freefalling

by Robert Lanz LCSW If you are one of those families that has more kids than space, at some point you will move the sofa too close to the window, not realizing the sofa is just another playground ride to … Continue reading

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The Bell Curve

by Robert Lanz LCSW A few months back, one of my professional colleagues, Patrick Scott, on his Facebok page presented an article in which the subject was about when, if ever, a patient with a major thought or mood disorder … Continue reading

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Cops

by Robert Lanz LCSW I was standing causally in the doorway to the suturing room so the patient who was handcuffed to the bed by all of his extremities could only see the ceiling for the most part, me being … Continue reading

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Taxi

by Robert Lanz LCSW A good story has a beginning, a middle and a memorable ending, a conclusion that wraps up the ways in which an obstacle is presented in the beginning and how the events in the middle reshape … Continue reading

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It Was A Cold And Rainy Night

by Robert lanz LCSW I hate a cold and rainy night. I’m a sunshine and daytime guy who thinks people should stay home on cold and rainy nights just to give us folks in the ER a break from the … Continue reading

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