Dear Med Student & Resident

Dear Med Student & Resident, This past month so many medical students and residents graduated early and many of them have expedited their journey into medicine as they help fight against COVID-19. I can still remember the official start to med school with the White Coat ceremony.  I felt so eager to have a faculty Read More…


STRESS HURTS

Life can be stressful especially during this current time as the world fights through the coronavirus pandemic.  Also, many individuals living with a chronic autoimmune disease have stress with dealing with their diagnosis, fluctuating disease course, and taking multiple medications to control their disease. Stress is the body’s response to threatening and harmful scenarios.  The Read More…


Handwashing

I have always been a stickler for proper hygiene and hand washing but with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the importance of hand washing has reached a new level! Why Use Soap? Hand washing with soap allows the microorganisms on your skin to be surrounded. The specific parts of soap molecules can insert themselves into the Read More…


Confidence

Witnessing Zozibini Tunz from South Africa become Miss Universe a few days ago and watching the clips from the pageant since her accomplishment has sparked a conversation in my family on a topic that many parents have with their children.  My daughter marveled at the way Ms. Universe carried herself and articulated her answers. She Read More…


OUCH… MY ACHING MUSCLES

I have many individuals presenting to my office for symptoms of muscle aches and muscle pain.  Sometimes, the muscle ache can be localized to a certain area or be diffused throughout one’s body such as in the neck, low back, biceps, arms, legs and thighs.  Some different causes of muscle pain include: Fibromyalgia (see prior blog Read More…


RACE DAY PREP!

I am getting myself mentally and physically prepared as I gear up for the SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon. It is important that my body has the fuel with the proper foods and hydration during and after the race.  BRING ON THE CARBS!! It is crucial to load up on carbohydrates, veggies, fruits and some lean Read More…