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MLK Day Celebration

I was honored to speak at the MLK Day celebration here in Asheville. The day was cold but the hearts were warm. It was great to see so many kids (even kids from the Christ School showed up). I really appreciate the invite. From ACT: Hundreds of community members took inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by asking themselves: What are we doing for others? In light of the recent shooting in Arizona, local trauma surgeon and Peace March and Rally guest speaker Errington Thompson used the opportunity as a rallying cry to improve the nation’s mental health services.

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NC Senate race

Elizabeth Dole is the senator from North Carolina. She is running against Kay Hagan, who is a Democratic senator, who wants a promotion. I have been watching the race but not really posting that much about it. I was talking with Kos about the political landscape and I brought up this race. We both think that it is a very winnable seat for the Democrats. From DailyKos (brownsox): If you’re looking for a guide on how to run a flawless campaign, perhaps the best example for this cycle comes from North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, from Democrat Kay Hagan. Rasmussen. 10/8. Likely voters. MoE 4%.

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Don't Underestimate the dangers of Motorcycles

Wearing my trauma surgeon hat, I wrote this op-ed piece which printed in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times Over the last couple of weeks there’s been a lot of discussion about motorcycles and motorcycle safety here in Asheville and nationwide. As a trauma surgeon, I thought that my input could be useful. For some numbers, in the year 2005, Mission Hospital admitted 176 motorcycle crash victims. Approximately one-third of these patients required an ICU stay with the range from a couple of hours to 53 days. Just over 60 percent of the patients wore helmets. The overall length of stay for all motorcycle crash

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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