Author Archives: Olson Huff, MD

About Olson Huff, MD

Olson Huff is a pediatrician, author, husband, father of three sons and grandfather of four dynamic and growing grandchildren. Often described as a visionary leader and eclectic thinker, his efforts have always been to acknowledge the power, value and delight to be found in ALL children. As a pediatrician he has used his skills as a clinician to provide healing, as an author his words to reveal the spirit of children and as an advocate to plead their case from the state house of politics to the White House of policy changes. His vision is that ALL children will have the very best start in life from their earliest years of development to the brightness of the future they aspire to shape. He believes ALL children have a right to affordable, quality health care, clean and safe environments and homes that cherish their presence.

Waiting in Hope

In his 1891 painting, titled ,THE DOCTOR, Sir Samuel Luke Fildes depicts a physician, deep in thought and no doubt filled with worry, sitting by the bed of an obviously ill child. The bottle on the beside table probably contains … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Thanksgiving, that great American feast day, will soon be upon us. Tables will be laden with more food than can be imagined, services beckoning the faithful will be held and many treasured moments with kith and kin will be stored … Continue reading

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The Blue Ribbon Days of April

Finally, comes April! Winter’s hold weakens and warmer days are like blue ribbons awarded to those who greet April’s gifts with eager anticipation. But all “Blue Ribbon Days” are not reminders of nature’s new awakening, dreams of longed for vacations … Continue reading

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The Trail

Ahead Beckoning, inviting, encouraging Beneath a canopy of sheltering trees Against the resistance of the mountain To an incomparable vista The trail climbs And challenges muscle, heart and lungs And gives back Solitude, peace, perspective I wonder Five thousand years … Continue reading

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Dr. Huff testifying on the positive effects of access to care for families and children as provided by The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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Wednesday’s Child

Telling a child’s fortune by the day of the week in which she or he was born is an old tradition, dating at least as far back as the mid 1500’s. In 1838, the rhyme that began “Monday’s child is fair … Continue reading

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Searching in the Wrong Place for the Fountain of Youth

For thousands of years, legends have existed about a magical spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks from it. Such has been the power of the legend that it is recorded in the ancient writings of Herodotus and … Continue reading

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Two Words: Countless Children

In his second encounter with the ghosts of Christmas, Scrooge is forced to look at two children, a boy and a girl, hidden by the cloak of the spirit who warns him of what is yet to come. They are, … Continue reading

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The Christmas Blanket Olson Huff, MD Following Visit to Edinburgh, 2009 For all, a very Happy Holiday! May this little story remind us of the generosity that lifts all our spirits and defines the best of our lives!   Jefferson … Continue reading

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It Is Time

In the book of Ecclesiastes, the writer expresses views on the order of life’s events. It is a well known and often read statement about the ebb and flow of the circumstances of life and the many contrasting events that … Continue reading

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