Around the country, medical students and doctors-in-training are joining the COVID fight by becoming volunteer Contact Tracers. Many teams are being set up at different institutions to meet the needs of Public Health Agencies. Contact tracers identify persons who may … Continue reading Contact Tracing in COVID-19
Since February 2020, COVID-19 has indiscriminately broken into the homes of families and replaced food, warmth, and peace with starvation, panic, and grief. From Italy to New York to Bangladesh, Bangladeshi communities across the world have confronted COVID-19 and endured … Continue reading Setting the trend for online live-stream fundraising – an effort to provide aid for Bangladesh COVID-19 victims
With Chris Chew’s permission, this is a re-post of his journey into residency: Going share my story as I feel this applies to anyone that didn’t match. I didn’t match my first cycle, I applied a month late because of … Continue reading Chris Chew’s Comeback: Journey to Internal Medicine Residency
You’ve been telling everyone you know since you were 10-years-old that you want to be a doctor. You might even have a specialty in mind. You get accepted into medical school, and it’s the proudest day of your life. Your … Continue reading Surviving an Appeal at AUC
It was October and I was finally starting my first shift in the ICU, the week of our surgery rotation most students anticipate. That morning, all I could think about was how vastly underprepared I was to take care of … Continue reading Lending a Therapeutic Ear
The global pandemic we are currently facing has undoubtedly shifted many of our routines leaving us to establish a new normal. This new normal looks different for each and every one of us. Maybe you are learning to cook, maybe … Continue reading Stay Connected with the 4 Ms (Meal, Movement, Meditation, Message)
While monitoring the pandemic’s progression, it is important to simultaneously consider the effects it has had on outpatient primary care centers. Communicating via telehealth and shifting the focus from preventative health care to screening for Covid-19 are amongst many of … Continue reading Covid-19’s Effects on Primary Care: A Focus on Childhood Vaccinations
The next time you head out into the world and face the horror of socially distanced grocery shopping, add bananas to your list! They need a few days to ripen into sweetness so its better to buy a few days … Continue reading Sagittal Banana Bread
Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative progressive disease, is the most common cause of dementia. Early-onset is autosomal dominant, while late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is multi-factorial. ApoE4 allele is associated with late onset and sporadic forms of Alzheimer’s. The allele also increases the risk … Continue reading Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’s Medicine!
Authors: Urieliz Cintrón Torres, CT(ASCP), Astris Pérez Nieto, CT(ASCP), Juan Pérez Berenguer, MD. Institution: Administration of Medical Services of Puerto Rico Laboratory of Pathology and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. This is the case of a 1-year-old- … Continue reading Medulloblastoma. Initial approach by cytology.