Architect Your Sleep

Sleep consists of a cyclical pattern that shifts between non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Through the night, or whenever you sleep, your brain goes through different cycles with each lasting about 90 to 120 minutes.  Each cycle has a different depth that ranges from light sleep stages (N1 sleep) …

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

The application process is, without a doubt, a stressful time. You’ve been working throughout your undergraduate career to gather experiences and skills which you want to display to medical schools. You want to pick recommenders who actually know you and need, with the pressure to finish applications as soon as possible, you need to remind …

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Did the “Atopic March” draft you? You are not alone!

The crossover between pulmonology, dermatology, and immunology had always intrigued me as I was born with eczema and was diagnosed with asthma five years later. After conducting research about the correlation between eczema and asthma, I discovered that this story was indeed not unique to me. Eczema or dermatitis is defined as a medical condition …

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MD/PHD

“MD/PhD programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers as physician-scientists. The physician-scientist is an individual who possesses the clinical skills and knowledge of medicine combined with the expert mastery of an area of science and the scientific method… By the dual nature of their training, they are individuals with unique perspective: their MD/PhD training …

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India Study Abroad

This past winter, I traveled to Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India on a Global Health: Ethnography study abroad session. I was humbled by the successful, sustainable health care the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP), founded by Drs. Arole, provided to the rural villages in Jamkhed and surrounding districts. Sustainable by Development Dr. Raj and Mabelle Arole believed …

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Dental Public Health

Public Health is a crucial and necessary movement implemented in communities in order to serve people's’ wellbeing. There are specific organizations that propose projects to aid the community and its unique circumstances. Communities that lack imperative health care such as proper dental care are in great need of outreach programs that would provide them the …

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Health is a human right for refugees, too

Although media coverage of refugees seeking safety in Europe has waned in the recent months, the hardships faced by them have not. A new report shares that worldwide displacement has hit levels unprecedented on record published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has stated. This means that now, “one in every 122 humans …

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Teetotalism or Birth Control?

Recently, there has been some uproar concerning the recommendation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which suggested that sexually active women who are not on birth control should refrain from any alcohol consumption. It goes beyond the usual rule of moderation. Although the suggestion has led to vast criticism from women’s …

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