Silent Killers: Why Do You Wear Purple?

Silent Killers: Why Do You Wear Purple?

What do Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, actor Patrick Swayze, and iCEO Steve Jobs all have in common? Unfortunately, they are all joined by our first Silent Killer—pancreatic cancer. The Pancreas: What is it? The pancreas is a gland that has many functions for digestion and regulation of blood sugar. […]

Silent Killers

Silent Killers

There are many diseases that I would consider to be “silent killers”…mainly because we simply cannot detect them early enough to treat them effectively. That’s why it is very important to be aware of risks and symptoms–so that we can prevent and detect early as much as possible. Now, while ninjas and mimes may not […]

What Really Causes Heart Disease

What Really Causes Heart Disease

We had a professor this past year that went on rants…many, many rants….in a style similar to this… One such rant I remember being about how the problem with our eating habits as a country isn’t due to fat intake- but it is “a result of those sugar cereals replacing bacon and eggs for breakfast”. […]

It is Finished.

It is Finished.

It is finished. Year one of medical school is over…along with year one of motherhood. Talk about Bittersweet at its finest. First things first. Cheese sticks and Dr. Pepper from Sonic (because that’s how I roll). Now that I’m sitting on my couch—in a completely quiet house—you would think that I would be running around […]

23 and 1/2 hours

23 and 1/2 hours

In Bounding Into Health I talked about how important it is that we take care of ourselves. So practically, what does that look like? Being in medical school, I like evidence. Good evidence. I also like to prevent disease as much as possible. So when asked what is the number 1 thing that can not […]

The Personhood Act- The Finale (for now)

The Personhood Act- The Finale (for now)

This Personhood Act string of entries kind of came out of nowhere. I appreciate you reading and commenting and, most of all, thinking. Update: The Personhood Act of Oklahoma with all of the amendments is dead in the House and Senate as of today. The initiate to add the question to the ballot regarding the […]

The Personhood Act- The Opinion

The Personhood Act- The Opinion

The Rules 1. Either read ALL of it, or stop now. (This will be long and involved. Consider yourself warned.) 2. If you haven’t read The Personhood Act yet, do that first.  The Background I’ve been avoiding writing about this for a couple of months now. I don’t like getting involved in politics. That’s why […]

The Personhood Act- Just the Facts, Ma’am

The Personhood Act- Just the Facts, Ma’am

If you want to know my qualifications for making any comments about such a topic, see “About Me”. The Personhood Act (Senate Bill 1433) appears to be pretty much “dead in the water” when it comes to the Oklahoma House and Senate, at this moment. So, why all the hubbub, Bub? There is a lot of […]

The Personhood Act- What are Your Thoughts?

The Personhood Act- What are Your Thoughts?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this lately. I haven’t quite decided whether to tackle it or not…I also have no idea HOW I would quite put it out there either… So first, I’m going to see if it’s even worth writing about (because I would put some time and effort into this…) […]

Combating Misinformation About Vaccines

Combating Misinformation About Vaccines

This is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but this writer has done an excellent job. I’m in my first year of medical school and have seen too much factual data to not get fired up about this topic. Please read. You may hate me, but it’s the truth. Consider it […]