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The 10 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid Gland

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Hope you enjoyed the program. Cheers, peter :) ,  Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician, public speaker and author living in Rutland, Vermont. Peter's writing credits include  The Intern , TouchPoint Press, 4/2020;  The Vatican Conspiracy , the first book in the Marco Venetti thriller series, October 2020, Bookouture/HachetteUK; Doubt, Marco Venetti #2, April 2021;  and THE LAZARUS MANUSCRIPT, a stand-alone medical thriller;   Peter can be found on his  Author Website  as well as his personal   blog,  PeterHogenkampWrites , where he writes about most anything. Peter is the founder and editor of  The Book Stops Here ,  the  literary blog for readers and writers written by authors, editors, agents, publishers and poets.  Peter is the creator, producer and host of  Your Health Matters ,  a health information program, which airs on cable television, streams on YouTube and sounds off on podcast.  Peter tweets--against the wishes of his wife and four children--at  @phogenkampvt  a

Why I Write, Part II: Writing and the Discovey of Self

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I’d just settled into my seat when she sat down, the same lady who’d sat next to me on the same flight exactly one year ago. It had to be her; the pince nez glasses, the narrow, pinched face, the slightly blue tint to her tight perm. I grabbed desperately at the in-flight magazine to shield my face, but it was too late. She recognized me. “You, eh...” Her tone implied I had stolen her recipe for homemade ginger snaps, tromped on her parent’s grave or kidnapped her favorite cat. “Yes, it’s me.” She slid into the open seat next to me, depositing the world’s largest purse on the floor in front of me. “You don’t mind, do you?” I minded, but my head shook of its volition and she patted me on the shoulder. “I just don’t like anything near my feet... in case we have to make an emergency landing.” (But it was okay with her if  I  got tangled up and burned in the wreckage.) “You’re the writer, aren’t you?” With no other recourse, I nodded, confirming it

Forget about Great: Let's Make America Decent Again

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Almost 250 years into our nationhood, the United States of America is mired in a morass of massive proportions. It would be nice to say that the morass is of a strictly political nature, but it would be inaccurate. Our morass  is  political—let there be no doubt—but it is also physical, ethical, academic, economic, social and environmental. (Add just about any other adjective here.) As we approach our sestercentenial, our roads, bridges and cities are in an appalling state of disrepair; a significant number of our elected officials   are either under investigation for ethical breaches or have already been expelled; our primary and secondary schools are failing at an unprecedented rate and our colleges and universities—although still strong—are prohibitively expensive. Worse still, the disparity between rich and poor grows daily, and our  leaders  (word used with great misgiving) seem more focused on the stock market than stagnant wages, gender and race inequalities, and catastroph

THE Dietary Approach to weight loss Your Health Matters Episode1 Sept 1 ...

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Hello All: Just a quick post to let you know I have started my own YouTube channel, entitled  Your Health Matters with Dr. Peter Hogenkamp . It's a health information channel for a time in our history which is over-loaded with health information, much of it contradictory and confusing at best, and, downright misleading and erroneous at worst. I am going to try and guide you through all the info, with a goal toward a healthier, happier you. Let me know if you have a subject you'd like to learn more about. Just e-mail me at  Peter's e-mail Cheers, peter :) ,  Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician, public speaker and author living in Rutland, Vermont. Peter's writing credits include  The Intern , TouchPoint Press, 4/2020;  The Vatican Conspiracy , the first book in the Marco Venetti thriller series, October 2020, Bookouture/HachetteUK; Doubt, Marco Venetti #2, April 2021;  and THE LAZARUS MANUSCRIPT, a stand-alone medical thriller;   Peter can be found on his

Why Getting a Novel Published is the Exact Opposite of Shaving a Corn: My Path to Becoming A Published Author, Part I

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     I have this patient, let's call her Opal. That's not her name, but you get the point, she was born a long time ago. Opal is a mighty healthy lady despite her many years; she just has this one problem, a troublesome corn on the bottom of her right big toe that makes every step painful. But she's a tough lady, and she hobbles around for a few weeks until she can't stand it another minute, and comes in to see me. She's also a little forgetful, so she doesn't remember she's come in for the same problem at least two dozen times over the years. She bursts into tears when she starts explaining the problem to me, and I assure her I can fix it.      "You can?"      The tears slow down; her mouth curls into a hesitant smile.      "Sure."      The smile becomes more confident; the tears stop.      "Ohhh, you don't know how much I would appreciate it."      I do know, because this exact scenario has transpired so many time