Health & Wellness

It’s Time to Insure Regenerative Medicine

Aging baby-boomers have increased the demand for tissues and organs, with approximately half a million Americans…

Social Media: The Messenger for the Diet Culture Industry that Targets Teen Girls

I used to think of my brain as a courtroom. It existed in the center…

Say This, Not That: Reshaping COVID Conversation To Healthy Sharing, Not Anxiety Inducing

It was April 2020 and along with three other healthcare providers, I was headed to…

One Easy Way to Improve Quality of Life for 7,000 Different Rare Diseases

I was born with a rare disorder you have almost certainly never heard of: Moebius syndrome.…

Demand Better Science: Observational Studies Not Whole Story

Coffee can cause cancer. Wait, coffee lowers cancer rates. Eggs are totally fine to eat. No, eggs are bad for…

Homecooked: Persian Food Traditions For Health

American-born Iranians from my generation understand a few things as fact: We are expected to…

COVID-19: Racial Disparities Among Immigrant Workers

Growing up, I remember seeing my father come home from a hot Texas summer’s day…

Combatting Isolation and Loneliness as the Pandemic Surges On

“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”…

Black Health Matters

Black lives do indeed matter and we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter…

Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege

Sorry, John Mackey. I’m here to remind you that preventative care is health care and…

Warp Speed Vaccine Development Does Not Elicit Confidence in All

Scientific and mathematical proficiency in the U.S. lags behind many in the international community. In the…

THE SILVER IN OUR LININGS

Long ago in a distant world, life used to be so normal that an abnormal…

Remembering Ruben Ramos Herrera

The glimmer of the setting sun brushes the tips of grassy plains. The scene is…

When “Give Me Liberty” Means “Give Me Death”: The Crazy Rich Asians Perspective on COVID-19

In the (amazing and perfect) movie Crazy Rich Asians, the haughty matriarch Eleanor Young declares,…

COVID vaccines for all will be here soon – why you should get one.

Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our collective nightmare of suffering…