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Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters

Interview with: Cortlyn Brown Yale University School of Medicine   Interview performed by Comfort Elumogo Publication Committee Co-Chair   How did you become involved with SNMA? I became involved with SNMA at the chapter level during my first year of medical school. I knew about SNMA from Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) when I […]

A Bad Flu Season Hits the Halfway Mark, C.D.C. Says

On January 9, 2015, Denise Grady of The New York Times reported that the CDC said the nation has reached the halfway mark in this year’s terrible flu season. This year’s virus type, H3N2, causes severe illness especially in those greater than 65 and younger than 2. To learn more, click here.

Are Teenagers Capable Of Making Life-Or-Death Decisions?

On January 9, 2015, Nancy Shute of NPR reported an interview with Dr. Eric Kodish, “a pediatric oncologist who directs the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care,” regarding the Connecticut Supreme Court case involving 17-year old Cassandra, a Hodgkin lymphoma patient who is refusing chemotherapy.  Will Cassandra be required by law to undergo treatment? […]

Is Facebook hazardous to your health?

On January 11, 2015, NerdWallet of Fox News reported that current research shows Facebook use may have an effect on health and well-being. Researchers argue that excessive time spent on Facebook may be cutting into sleep, relationships, and total well being.  To learn more, click here.