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 […]

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…

An Adventure in Nicaragua

An Adventure in Nicaragua

At a very young age (like age 5), I decided that I wanted to travel and help people. I was going to be a veterinarian in Africa. As we can see, that is not exactly how life played out. We don’t even own a dog. When I was about 13, I worked in a vet’s […]

Calling All Runners!

Calling All Runners!

Or Bikers (bicyclists?….bicyclers?). Or Walkers! (Now that I can handle.) If you haven’t heard of the app “Charity Miles” yet, you are missing out on a HUGE opportunity to help others while helping yourself. The information was handed to us after volunteering at our local food bank. And while I’m not exactly the “running type”, […]

Healthcare Reform: The Document

Healthcare Reform: The Document

Alright. So now that we have all gotten over our initial emotions (hopefully) of the approval of “Obamacare” or whatever you prefer to call it, I have seen many people griping about other people making opinions without knowing what they are talking about. It is certainly one of my pet peeves. So I invite you […]

Doing It Myself: Skinny Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo

Doing It Myself: Skinny Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo

I have kind of felt bad for not posting like I did during school. I don’t have 5 minutes between this lecture, 15 before this next lab starts….instead I’m usually chasing my little munchkin around…which is definitely more fun, no offense. It’s also a very interesting paradox—I get so much more done when there is […]

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 […]