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The Things They Carried: An MS3 Story

Having just finished my third year here are the things that made my life easier.

1. Comfy shoes: Try walking around the hospital on rounds for >4 hours a day and standing in one place in a pair of uncomfortable dress shoes. 556 more words


Why fierce animals are fierce

The eighteenth-century Dutch physician Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) wrote many books, but among his most famous were his Aphorisms and his Materia medica, both of which were translated and reprinted throughout the century.  264 more words


Monkeys Learn Math, Medicine Next Target

BOSTON—Philosophers have long hypothesized that one could produce the full works of Shakespeare if given enough time, enough typewriters, and enough monkeys. This principle, the… 308 more words


10 Things You Should Know About Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

This is a follow-up to my previous post regarding the intersections of disability, race, and health outcomes in the U.S.  It is a shameful truth that the health experiences of Americans with and without disabilities reflect the continued role of inequality, marginalization, and racism in our society today.   283 more words


Feeling Radiated?

Published in the March 2014 Edition of Seawords

March 11, 2014 will be the third anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami which hit eastern Japan in 2011. 613 more words

Does smoking weed really result in brain abnormalities? Maybe not.

A study purporting to find that marijuana use (even casual marijuana use) may be associated with brain abnormalities has been getting a lot of press lately. 257 more words

Medical mondays - Global Health

Two years of the traditional medical degree are preclinical, the science behind all the ins and outs of the human body. The final three are clinical, hospitals DREs and all the lovely stuff people associate with being a doctor.  165 more words