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Dr. Nikhil Joshi

Dr. Nikhil Joshi is a young physician, writer and speaker. Currently completing a residency in internal medicine at Memorial University in Atlantic Canada, he recently hosted an 8-part national CBC radio miniseries –- Dr. C –- that documented his struggle with cancer. A Millennium Scholar and researcher in the areas of rheumatology, his first book, The Companion, was released in 2006.

The End of Suffering is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo in paperback and e-book formats as of February 21, 2014, as well as in select brick-and-mortar bookstores throughout Canada.

Find Nikhil on Twitter, Goodreads and his website and blog,

Entries by Dr. Nikhil Joshi

Hangovers: A Self-Portrait in Aging

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 1:21 PM

"Ugh," I moan pitifully. It's Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. My body is waking up prematurely. It doesn't know that we can sleep in today and that we desperately need to.

My mouth is dry. I reach out for the tepid water in a glass on my night table. It...

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Why We Hate

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 4:49 PM

I'm sitting in a hotel lobby. It's a hotel like many others in a place like many others. I'm people watching, waiting for my cab to arrive. I can't help but notice the scene unfolding at the hotel desk. A customer and hotel receptionist are bitterly arguing, the man becoming...

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Why Seth Rogen Isn't Responsible for the California Shooting

(3) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 7:27 PM

It should be evident to the majority of us that a movie star who writes and stars in comedies isn't responsible for the rampage that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger perpetrated in California. Yet even though the Washington Posts' Ann Hornaday has further explained her position in a new video,...

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Teenage Mutant Men

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 4:41 PM

Do you know a man in his late 20's or early 30's who shows no propensity to settle down? Is this man very much like an adolescent in that he plays videogames, hangs out with his friends and generally acts like a teenager? Does he spend a large amount of...

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5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being a Doctor

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 9:33 AM

In September of 2013, I noticed a lump on the side of my neck that I had been watching for six months was growing. After going through the differential diagnosis in my head, seeing two physicians, and getting a biopsy... Ding! Ding! Ding! I had cancer. Stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma....

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10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Cancer (and What to Say Instead)

(43) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 3:54 PM

First off, you're an awesome person. You're reading this because someone you know is touched by cancer and you want to know how to avoid hackneyed phrases and suggestions which tick them off. As a person who recently finished treatment for cancer (Hodgkins Lymphoma) and a physician, I'm happy to...

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What Can We Expect From the New Health Insurance Exchanges?

(26) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 5:23 PM

In less than three months, the health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act will go into effect. Proponents of the law argue the exchanges will offer high-quality insurance at competitive rates for millions of consumers. Critics argue that Americans, especially those who are healthy, will balk at enrolling,...

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