The Life Lessons I Learned From Graduating Residency

If you had asked me 15 years ago what I wanted to be ‘when I grow up’, a doctor was definitely not a thought in my mind. I wasn’t bred at a young age to become a Physician by the ancestors that walked … [Read more...]

Why The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Important

  Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last month or so, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Basically, a person is nominated by a friend to dump a bucket of ice … [Read more...]

Putting Your Best Face Forward In The Age Of Social Media

The age old expression "Don't judge a book by it's cover" we all know, but seem to forget. Everyone knows how important a first impression is, but not many know that there is only a 7 second window to … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind The Glamour of Television ER Dramas

The hospital emergency room doors are the gateway to the Healthcare system. Once you enter, your life is now in the hands of the doctors trained to manage the widest array of medical … [Read more...]

An Internist’s Experience As The Emergency Room Doctor

It is a long known fact that Internal Medicine doctors have a deep loathing for emergency rooms docs. “DISPO DISPO DISPO”, the ER doc’s mantra goes, so there is no wonder why Internist and … [Read more...]

Mission Of Hope In Haiti – One American Doctor Shares His Passion

  So, you want to do a medical mission trip. You want to make a difference in the lives of people from a third world country. But more often then not, there are many other reasons why one … [Read more...]

Social Media Bad For The Brain?

A Yale neuroscientist reports on the negative effects of internet and social media     Over the course of evolution, our brains evolved with a single purpose – to pursue and seek … [Read more...]

NYC Girl Blog: The Brooklyn Experience

I’ll never forget the day I pulled my little white car onto my new street in Brooklyn, NY. I had made the harrowing but scenic drive from south Florida, and the repetition of I-95 had slowly become … [Read more...]

Reflections on a Mother’s Day Without Mom

Reflections on a Mother's Day without Mom M.D. Medicinae Doctor. Latin for “Teacher of Medicine.” A degree that took an incredibly long time to receive. But today, Mother’s Day, my M.D. stands for … [Read more...]

On Letting Go and Moving On

We are changing. The Universe around us is changing. We hold onto things because we don’t know any better, or because we don’t think that we can achieve anything greater. It’s comfortable. But … [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...]

Dream It, Believe It, Acheive It: 7 Habits of Successful Women

As a young professional in today's workplace, I have learned that getting here is not by chance. Navigating through a career path may take a bit of luck, but it is something that comes with experience … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Traveling To A New Destination Makes You A Better Person

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in … [Read more...]

The Long Road: Overcoming Medical School challenges

By: Elizabeth McKinnon There are unfortunate scenarios in life that are designed to challenge us. We can go through physical challenges (Tae-Bo, I’m looking at you), emotional challenges, and even … [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...]

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...]

Medical Unit: A Look Into The Life of a Medical Journalist

Medical Journalism has been an interest of mine for some time now, every since the early career days of Dr. Sunjay Gupta on CNN, I've never been so intrigued by the ability of a Physician to be such … [Read more...]