Talking to patients about high value care, and why it’s important

Last night, one of my close friends told me the story of her recent trip for her annual gynecology appointment. Her longtime gynecologist had retired, and she was meeting her new physician. After … [Read more...]

On becoming a Cardiologist

As a fellow in cardiology, you sign up to be part of a specialty that can involves emergencies. As a first year fellow, usually you are running things by other senior fellows and attendings, and … [Read more...]

Patient ‘Care’, Begins with Listening to the Patient

In medicine, the seemingly simple questions become the complex ones. “How’s it going?” It is a question that is frequently asked whenever we encounter friends and acquaintances. In a given day, … [Read more...]

How A Doctor Deals With Death

Two weeks ago, I went on an awesome vacation to Las Vegas. It was my first paid vacation of my medical career and by all accounts it went very well. I won $50 on the penny slots and got to see my old … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act: A Doctor’s View

By: Meena Hasan, MD Most mornings, I opt to take the red line commuter train from my apartment in Bethesda, Maryland to my hospital in Washington, DC. Despite the costly two-way fare, it’s a … [Read more...]

Ebola’s Incredible Power Not Only To Infect, But To Instill Fear

Ebola is everywhere. Not literally. Turn on the television, and you will see the headlines. "Ebola in America.” Or “Hospital worker who handled Ebola is on cruise." And then there is the “Ebola … [Read more...]

Another One Bites The Angel Dust: A Doctor’s Experience in the Psych ER

If it were not for drugs and alcohol, emergency room psychiatrists would be straight up out of a job. When I completed my psychiatry core rotation as a medical student, I was exposed to the most … [Read more...]

Fashionable Food Fads: Quinoa’s Healthy Benefits Raise Questions in Celiac Disease

Doctor by day. Food fashionista by night.       The far more fashionable accessory to have these days when hitting up a new restaurant is not a new pair of Manolo … [Read more...]

Boston Strong – Why 5 Marathon Runners Will Run Again

One year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th annual Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed and hundreds were wounded. One year later, I am in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire … [Read more...]

Ways Yoga Can Help Women With Breast Cancer

  Originally published By ABC News Mar 4, 2014 10:43am How Yoga Can Help Women With Breast Cancer   Yoga can help ease pain, fatigue and depression among women … [Read more...]

Supplements: Can they do more harm than good?

  By ABC News | ABC News Blogs – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 12:12 PM EST Supplements Tied to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk Recently, the abc news Medical Unit reported on an incredibly controversial … [Read more...]

Science and Art: How a medical breakthrough makes the news

I am a hybrid of Science and Art.     I am a Resident Physician that enjoys to write ...     Writing for abc News in New York City is an incredible experience. I'm … [Read more...]

Eating for Recovery: How to Build Muscle and Strength after an Injury

Eating for Injury Recovery      Julie Hamlin, Student PT   Most people know the basic steps to take in order to recover from an injury or illness.  Ice, pain relievers, and rest are some … [Read more...]

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

Janell's DailyDose  How to stick to your new year’s resolution Happy New Year!!! Now is the time to make your new year’s resolution!  Whether it will be weight loss, new job, spending more time … [Read more...]

Post-Christmas Recovery Plan

Danielle's Daily Dose You can still look and feel your best, even after you indulged in one too many Holiday treats   "Twas the Day after Christmas, and all through the house, not a cookie … [Read more...]

He’s An Accident Waiting to Happen

He’s An Accident Waiting to Happen I’m in  the gym, on the treadmill.  The guy next to me is doing some crazy kind of interval training.  Not a good kind of crazy.  I see him here almost every time … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Detox Diets

Does a Detox Diet have an Advantage? I've recently read an article about a Detox diet that uses the marketing ploy, "Lose 10 lbs...FAST!" But are there really any long term benefits to this claim? … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating by the Aisle

Get Healthy. Lose Weight. Shop the Perimeter! If I were smart - I would grocery shop during the week, late at night. I hear it is pretty empty at that time. Unfortunately my schedule doesn't allow … [Read more...]