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John Crocker

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A Family Doctor's Vote: Keep Obama(Care)

(12) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 12:01 PM

As a family doctor, I've been on the front lines of the health care debate for many years. I've witnessed the skyrocketing costs of health care and how the lack of access to medical services can destroy a family, both physically and financially.

The United States lags behind most...

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The Jungle Professors of Chimpanzee-- How the Chimps of Gombe Taught Me to be More Human

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 11:10 AM

When I attended the preview of Chimpanzee, the new Disneynature film showing a group of chimpanzees surviving in a dense forest in Uganda, I was reminded of my own experience as a young man studying Jane Goodall's famous chimps in Gombe, Africa several decades ago -- and how...

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How a Wild Chimpanzee Made Me a Better Father

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 5:34 PM

"You sure have an ugly kid there," whispered one of the fathers at the park. He looked at me and grinned.

"Thanks," I responded proudly as I glanced over at Babu hanging from the top support bar of the swing-set.

Other parents at this Palo Alto, California park had also...

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