Finding Comfort in an Uncomfortable Reality; How a Physician Reacts to Death

"A thousands times we die in one life. We crumble, break and tear apart until the layers of illusion are burned away, and all that is left, is the truth of who and what we really are..." The … [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...]

FDA and Social Media: Impact on Perscription Drug Advertising

Studies have shown that 60% of Americans turn to the internet for medical advice. It's obvious how social media naturally seems like another method pharmaceutical companies can quickly and easily … [Read more...]

Hospital Dog Therapy: Man’s Best Friend

Hospital Dog Therapy occupies a unique position.  Inherent in the human-animal bond dwell incredible healing powers. Offering their unconditional love and exuberance for life, animals enhance our … [Read more...]

A Resident Physicians Reflection On The First Year As A Doctor

It’s 8am on a bright Saturday morning. With my yoga mat beneath me in the open, fresh air of the city park, I close my eyes and do my best to strike an impossible pose. Everyone else around me … [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...]

Advice from your Physical Therapist: How to Improve Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Julie Hamlin, Student PT If I’ve learned anything during my third physical therapy clinical rotation, it’s that people have knee pain!  I am doing my affiliation at an … [Read more...]

How to Become More Mindful

The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can … [Read more...]

“An Old Wise Man Once Said..” Personal Story of Life and Death

 "First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then, I was dying to finish college and start working. Then, I was dying to marry and have children. And then, I was dying for my … [Read more...]

Tips for Coping with PTSD after the Boston Marathon Bombing

" I asked for Strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong" ... D.K.     " I'm at the Boston Marathon, taking pictures at the Finish Line." That was the last time I … [Read more...]

Ode to the Surgery Rotation: Insight into Life in the OR

"I love waking up at 4am."... Said No Medical Student Ever    The Bucket, the Fire Drill, and the Mountain: An Ode to the Surgery Rotation By: Elizabeth L. McKinnon, … [Read more...]

The Science behind Sex Appeal

What is the Science behind Sex Appeal? ... New studies are beginning to uncover that Science may be responsible for Sex Appeal, according to researchers. I'm fascinated by the way Sex Appeal works, … [Read more...]

Why is Everyone Laughing at the Medical Student?

Why is Everyone Laughing at the Med Student? By: Elizabeth McKinnon,  3rd Year Medical Student It’s no secret to anyone that I am an avid lover of yarn crafts. Since the tender age of 12, when my … [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...]

The Better Sex Diet

You don't have to go any further than your kitchen to rev up your libido Several years ago, it was all over NBC News and in all of the Health and Fitness Magazines that Food and Sex are 2 of the most … [Read more...]

Male vs. Female Brain

Can we really blame a guy for being a guy? Over the years I've spent too much time on that question. It is only recently that I've come to terms with the male brain and their rationalization for why … [Read more...]

Preventing Back Injuries

Many back injuries can be prevented with proper body mechanics.  Developing good habits with everyday posture will help us develop good body mechanics.  Besides preventing injury to your back there … [Read more...]

Preventing Injuries In The Workplace And At Your Desk

Not having proper ergonomic set-up at your work station can potentially, over time, cause various musculoskeletal injuries such as neck and back strain, carpel tunnel syndrome, shoulder impingement, … [Read more...]