Mad as Hell

We had our first class in psychiatry yesterday and will be taking time every Tuesday to go into a mental health ward and interview patients who have all sorts of conditions, ranging from eating disorder and depression to schizophrenia and PTSD. While this is all really interesting, I’m already apprehensive about this class. Don’t get … Continue reading

Long Distance Learning

Hurricane Irene has stranded me in Cleveland until Wednesday, which is the earliest flight that I can take back to Boston. While this may not be an ideal situation, I am fortunate to spend more time with my college friends here at Case Western and not fall too far behind thanks to the Internet, from … Continue reading

Steve Jobs’ Legacy in Health Care

By now you may have heard that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple. No doubt his legacy will be tied with transforming not just computers and technology but also our way of life. One of his lasting legacies, I believe, will lie in the health care world. With gadgets like iPhones and … Continue reading

My problem with weight management

Nutrition is perhaps one of the biggest, if not the biggest, contributing factors to a person’s health and well-being, so naturally we’ve been given three afternoons to learn this stuff. Makes sense? One of the things we learned today is something that I think explains my abnormal weight fluctuations from 175-200lbs every year. It’s called … Continue reading

Trends in 2nd Year

I’ve been back for less than a week and have noticed some trends so far. 1. iPads. I’m sitting in lecture and the first thing I notice is the number of iPads that are whipped out. Perhaps one reason is that the med school no longer gives us free printing. I’ve been using one since … Continue reading