The Matter of the Heart

As medicine becomes increasingly specialized, it is more important than ever to train medical students to not only be competent but caring physicians. Nevertheless, many medical ethics courses continue to tend towards presenting impersonal, austere case studies that prioritize taking action and immediate decision making over seeing the patient as first and foremost, a person…

Eye-Spy a Concussion

Playing professional football is a dream many aspire towards but few succeed to achieve. After being signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015, NFL wide receiver Adrian Coxson had his big chance. Unfortunately, his dream suddenly came crashing down as soon as it began. After suffering a concussion during training camp,…

What Happens Now?

You wake up on the ground with blurry vision and feeling nauseous. The last thing you remember is going up for a header – a routine play in a routine match. The trainer runs onto the field and asks some standard questions. “What’s the score? Which half is it now? Did the team win the…

Of Microbes and Men

In the last several decades, many diseases have become less deadly. Prostate cancer as a cause of death has decreased by seven percent, heart disease by eleven percent, and stroke by sixteen. The fatality of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on the other hand, has increased by 123 percent. Affecting nearly six million individuals and amassing nearly…

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