“Where is my baby?” I awoke from a coma, confused and upset. My belly less than 24 hours before bulging through my doctor scrubs had surprisingly flattened. No one had asked for my permission to deliver my baby. He was delivered emergently, at 32 weeks gestation, “To save both our lives?” They told me. I… Continue reading With every hardship there is relief…
Searching For Peace 18 years ago today, my mother died. If that was the end of her journey – I do not know. I was not with her. I was on my way to Stockholm where Casper was due to arrive on the scene; that had its own challenges and learning experiences – a story… Continue reading There Is A Real Human Behind Every Mask, By Brian De Francesca
By Alya Ahmad, Pediatric Hospitalist "How strange a thing is life..." It starts out so simple, just food , sleep, and comfort for the bodily routines. It is the baby regarding the warmth of the mother's voice, face, and the breast. then comes the first turn, the roll over, the baby steps, and so then… Continue reading How Strange A Thing Is Life?j
TEXT EXCERPT - "LETTING STORIES BREATH" -by Arthur Frank Fifteen years ago I became caught up in a story that I have told on numerous public occasions, sometime reading it, sometimes telling it from memory. This story is by the South American writer Eduardo Galeano, and it is titled “Christmas Eve.” Fernando Silva ran the children’s… Continue reading This Story took my breath away….
http://www.educaterefugees.org @FKaripineni Like many of us, I have been struggling to reconcile my love for everything good about this country with the senseless gun violence that terrorizes us today. In the wake of each shooting, I vow to do more—to speak up as a surgeon, as a former victim of gun violence, and simply as… Continue reading A Surgeon Mom’s Call For Action Against Gun Violence, By Dr. Farah Karipineni MD
A medical student's simple cartoon guide about Diabetes type 1 and 2, made by Serena Luong. This is a Cartoon Story about what diabetes is, and how to treat it. Made by an astute 4th year medical student, who observed the confused look when the doctors gave him this diagnosis. She went back and the next… Continue reading Better than an App!