What Do Chocolate Chips and Compeer of Johnson County Have In Common?

Monster chocolate chip cookie

Yesterday morning I was standing around in the hall waiting to get into the Employee Health Clinic when Margalea Warner passed by, said hello and had just about moved on when she turned to me and asked if I ever listened to Iowa Public Radio. I said I did, and she told me she was […]

International Childhood Cancer Day February 15, 2017: A Letter From Luisella

Luisella Magnani

I got a message from Luisella Magnani yesterday about International Childhood Cancer Day, which happens to be today.  Luisella wants to share her message. Many thanks. Let’s reflect and act:

CPCP: Mental Health, Mental Capacity, And Abortion by Medical Student Colette Gnade


Coming at you with yet another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) by a medical student. This one is on a topic much in the news lately in Iowa–mental health and decisional capacity as they relate to abortions. Colette Gnade, a senior medical student heading for a residency in Ob-Gyn, dug into the literature […]

Some News About Mental Health In The Nation And In Iowa You Could Take With A Grain Of Salt

Jim Amos MD 7

I ran across an article on the Forbes site, “Trump’s Stealth Health Plan Could Be ‘Medicare For All’” by John Wasik, posted Jan. 20, 2017. It had 43,537 views when I read it this morning. I’m pretty skeptical of just about everything I read in the news these days. I’m sure you want to know […]

Mindfulness In 2017


It’s a little after 4:00 PM and I’m just catching my breath. I’ve been running all over the hospital trying to put out the usual psychiatric consultation fires. And I remember the message from Bev, the Director of our Mindfulness-Based Programs way last week. It was not the usual message we get about the mindfulness […]