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Common-sense approaches that make life richer.
Sanjiv Chopra, MD and Gina Vild
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Sanjiv Chopra, M.D. is a professor of medicine at, and Gina Vild is the associate dean and chief communications officer for the Office of Communications and External Relations at Harvard Medical School.