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RSV Aug 17th, 2021

What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a virus that affects young children and the elderly.  This virus affects the small airways of the lungs and can lead to bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Symptoms include runny nose, congestion, low grade fever, sore throat, sneezing, and headache.  In severe cases there is...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Henrietta Lacks Sep 12th, 2020

In medical school I started learning about apoptosis, or cellular death, in microbiology and pathology and was introduced to HeLa cells. I was amazed that these same cells were in my pathology, biochemistry, immunology, and pharmacology textbooks. Later in my career I learned that "HeLa" was derived from a 31-year-old mother...

Vitamin D the Sunshine Vitamin by Zoe Stallings, M.D. Jun 24th, 2020

 I love the golden sun. Something about its rays makes me feel centered. I grew up on an island and I am a sun lover. Living in the tropics allowed me to take advantage of so many natural resources. However, I have started exploring and researching more about Vitamin D...