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“Red blanket” VIP Hospital Patients

Earlier this week one of my best friends from medical school, Dr. Shoa Clarke (or Shoa Beans to me :P) published an op-ed in the NYTimes titled “How Hospitals Coddle the Rich.” In the article he describes how many hospitals throughout the country offer VIP services to the wealthy and how that may be detrimental to other patients […] Read more…

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Let me repeat: Vaccines DO NOT cause autism

You should know how I feel about vaccines. I’m a medical doctor, and I’ve been trained in science my whole life. I know that vaccines work. They just do. They prevent spread of infections at a low cost. They prevent deaths and save lives. However, it completely boggles my mind why anyone can be selfish or ignorant enough […] Read more…

Please stop hating on vaccines, Jenny McCarthy

I think we have enough to deal with in the vaccine controversy without giving Jenny McCarthy an even bigger microphone for her voice. Now she has been invited to be the newest host on ABC’s talk show “The View” with Barbara Walters, where she vows to make “hot topics even hotter”. For someone who was […] Read more…

So you want to get your story on TV…

I recently wrote a blogpost about how to pitch and get the attention of TV producers to get your health story on national television. This is in no way reflective of NBC viewpoints, but purely what I have observed during my four months here so far (four months already?! Where has the time gone?) Since […] Read more…

#Kony2012: An amazing example of a social media campaign

By now I’m sure you have heard of Joseph Kony, the terrifying Ugandan warlord who spearheads the Lord’s Resistance Army. He has abducted over 30,000 children in Northern Uganda, and continues to wreak havoc in African countries through surprise massacres – he even instructed troops to attack churches where families were congregating for Christmas Eve […] Read more…

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