As 2015 draws to a close, we continue to face a level of violence in the United States that is challenging, heartbreaking and deeply disturbing. Having personally faced violence on multiple levels, I want to share what I have learned from the people who have both suffered and persevered the most.
Children and Family Health
Temperatures have begun to drop, and scarves and gloves are coming out of hiding. It’s that wonderful time of year when families and friends gather to celebrate, share in food and drink and make memories.
Halloween is an exciting time of year, but it also can be a dangerous one—especially for people with food allergies.
I didn’t head straight to medical school after college. I did, however, head straight into parenting. My first daughter was born five months after I graduated from college. Four more daughters eventually joined her, and I stayed home to raise them.
When my oldest daughter was 12, I decided I wanted to go to med school. At the time, I had never heard of the MCAT, and I didn’t know the difference between a rotation and a residency. I didn’t know how to apply, or how much it would cost. I just knew that I wanted to be a doctor.
Nothing says summer like jumping into a swimming pool filled with cool, sparkling water. Nationally, there are more than 10 million swimming pools, which are used for recreation, exercise and cooling off during hot summer weather.
In the next few weeks, many young adults will be celebrating a major milestone: high school graduation. The days and weeks before and after graduation are an exciting time for teens and their families, but the joy can turn tragic when alcohol is part of the mix.