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Global Health

Global Health

As you get involved in international news and public interests, one topic you’re guaranteed to come across is global health. But, as you go on to learn more, you come across more terms: public health, international health, planetary health. While these can seem...
How To Pick The Right Surgeon

How To Pick The Right Surgeon

Needing surgery is scary on its own. The idea of researching and choosing a surgeon can make it that much more overwhelming. While there is always the potential for complications and injuries, most experts believe that many surgical injuries and complications are...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF): A Brief History

Doctors Without Borders (MSF): A Brief History

In May of 1968, French broadcasting companies televised scenes of children dying from hunger and war for the first time. As these frightening images made their way into family homes, a group of young doctors decided to go and help victims of wars, major disasters, and...
Premature Babies – Bradycardia and Apnea

Premature Babies – Bradycardia and Apnea

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 10 percent of the infants born in the United States every year are born before 36 weeks’ gestation and considered premature,  Babies in this category often suffer from any number of health issues due...
Understanding Pilonidal Disease

Understanding Pilonidal Disease

Perhaps the least glamorous condition I care is pilonidal disease. However, helping patients with the problem is one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. Unless you or a loved one  have suffered from a pilonidal problem, you probably aren’t familiar with it....
The 411 on Doctors Without Borders

The 411 on Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières in French) is a well-known charitable organization which operates in over 60 countries around the world. This group sends doctors, other healthcare professionals, and logistical staff to places around the world that...
The Reasons Behind Why Babies Smile

The Reasons Behind Why Babies Smile

It’s the moment every parent waits for—their baby’s first smile. This usually occurs around four weeks of age, but some babies may not smile until they are three months old. Parents often wonder why their baby is smiling. Some believe it may be in response...
“Is there a doctor on board?”

“Is there a doctor on board?”

I just finished reading news that American Airlines is being sued by the family of a woman who died on board a flight from Hawaii. I won’t recount the all details here, but it seems she fell ill, a doctor on board recommended that the flight be diverted, he was...
Common Pediatric Surgeries

Common Pediatric Surgeries

Although it is never a best case scenario, the realities of children’s health often rely on pediatric surgery to treat both acute and persistent conditions. The good news is that rapid advances in medical technology have made most pediatric surgeries more...
Surviving Your Child’s Hospital Stay

Surviving Your Child’s Hospital Stay

When faced with a child’s hospital stay, it’s easy to feel helpless. As a parent, you never want to see your child suffer, and it’s difficult to know what to do to make the situation any better. If your child needs to stay in the hospital, here are a...