Project PSA: V-Day

It’s February. Everywhere you turn, there’s red and pink. Hearts, flowers, chocolates….whatever. What you don’t see, however, are the Love Bugs. (Not these…) (Or those…) But THESE!!! Yes, friends. These are the Love Bugs that you don’t see. Trichomonas vaginalis to be exact. This little flagellated parasite (sounds yummy, huh?) is one of the special […]

Nicaragua: The Clinic

Nicaragua: The Clinic

So I’ve been back from Nicaragua for almost a month.  I’m still not sure that I’ve actually processed it all, but I realized that I still have more pictures to put out there! We were located mainly in an area called “Chacraseca”. Here, there was a main clinic where one team would stay each day. […]

Nicaragua: The Clinic

Nicaragua: The Clinic

So I’ve been back from Nicaragua for almost a month.  I’m still not sure that I’ve actually processed it all, but I realized that I still have more pictures to put out there! We were located mainly in an area called “Chacraseca”. Here, there was a main clinic where one team would stay each day. […]

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

This is a slide taken from the lecture I may or may not be sitting in currently… Tremendous health benefits are seen with even low levels of exercise. Amount of exercise needed to benefit health is much lower than amount needed for fitness. Regular physical activity at the correct intensity: Reduces the risk of heart […]

My God Complex

My God Complex

Going on a medical mission really messes with one’s God complex. It’s wonderful when you are able to watch a kid chew a tablet that will immediately begin curing them of their parasite. You get the warm fuzzies and you feel that you are making a difference. But then there are cases that you see […]

Christmastime in Paradise

Christmastime in Paradise

Well, we made it! From cold showers to spotty internet, the Adventure in Nicaragua has begun! Thanks to everyone who has been praying and supporting us in this journey! We have a really great group of medical personnel here, and I’m excited to see it in action starting tomorrow. Be praying that we are sent […]

So, You Love a Student Doctor…

You are the few. The chosen. Perhaps the disillusioned.  But without you, we couldn’t make it. Medicine is a tough road to travel and not just for the student. Sometimes (ok, often times…) it’s the family and friends that get the brunt of it. At the beginning of the school year, I posted 10 Practical […]

Personhood Amendment Declined by OK Supreme Court

Personhood Amendment Declined by OK Supreme Court

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has turned down the Personhood Amendment. While efforts are still expected to be made to further the initiative, this is the most recent news. If you aren’t up-to-date on this proposed legislation in Oklahoma and other states, here is some information to check out. The Personhood […]

Half-Way Gone

Half-Way Gone

Update Time!!! We’ve been getting more information about the trip to Nicaragua through DO Care International, and I’m excited about all of the progress we’ve been making! Those of us traveling from Tulsa will each be provided with a large bag of documented medications and necessary medial equipment to take with us. I love that […]

“I’m Sorry” Does Not Cure Cancer

“I’m Sorry” Does Not Cure Cancer

Very well written. Full of good thoughts from a genuinely good heart. Check it out, especially for those of us on this healthcare journey…