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Happy Valentine’s Day! What do you recommend to your patients (or yourself) instead of chocolate?

"A quiet walk on a snow-covered trail."-Dr. Juliette Perzhinsky, Central Michigan University


Walking in the woods, taking a hot bath, or dancing in the driveway.

Passion in the Medical Profession | February 12, 2021 | <1 min read


Dr. Mariah Robertson, Johns Hopkins Medicine

I am all for chocolate AND something that fills their cup. Personal time or respite for caregivers, human connection through video or in person if in their pod for patients. But always chocolate. Life is too short and moderation doesn’t have to mean elimination for most.

Dr. Colleen Christmas, Johns Hopkins Medicine

There’s no reason to avoid chocolate if they like chocolate!

What do you think?

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Dr. Eric Last

Umm . . . dark chocolate!

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins Medicine

No question: dark chocolate-covered frozen bananas.

Dr. Carl Streed, Boston Medical Center

A nice bath!

Dr. Chase Anderson, UCSF


Dr. Rachel Salas, Johns Hopkins Medicine

A great night of sleep!

Dr. Lingsheng Li, Johns Hopkins Medicine

I recently wrote a “prescription” for a patient to dance with her husband three times a week for 30 minutes at home (or in their driveway as she had suggested)! They used to teach dance together but haven’t been able to since the pandemic. Now seems like a wonderful time to start again!

Dr. Juliette Perzhinsky, Central Michigan University

Mindful moments on snow-covered walking trails.

Janice Tufte, Patient Collaborator

A wonderful special breakfast, a walk, and perhaps a board game!

Dr. Scott Wright, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Love songs and slow dancing.