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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”, […]

10 Practical Tips for Your First Year of Medical School

Take EVERYONE’s advice with a grain of salt. – Your mom means well, your friends mean well, your mentors mean well, even I mean well. But even the people who have been there before you are—well—different people. They have different priorities, responsibilities, goals, and bents. So seek advice, but then craft a plan that is […]

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 […]

24 Hours a Day

24 Hours a Day

“…millions like ya are livin’ in a kid’s world, playin’ games, touchdowns, no worries, no responsibilities. Life ain’t no damn football game. Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes […]