VOLUME 13 ISSUE 2 OUT NOW!

Dear Reader, In the last several weeks the progression of the global coronavirus pandemic has left us quite shocked, and some, distressed.  We hope this message finds you healthy and well during this uncertain time.  As a student-led interdisciplinary health magazine, we have begun to contemplate what our role might be in the face of…

The Metaphorical Virus

Metaphor is a strong tool in discourse. Linking seemingly unrelated concepts, it weaves a net of knowledge that facilitates understanding and sparks up insights at its nodes. However, in a context that requires objectivity, the net can lead us astray. It distracts us from the simplest facts and fogs our perception and judgments. As early…

Back to the Basics

Tumor. Cancer. Surgery. Disorder. Disease. Treatment. Doctors have the responsibility to tell their patients “bad news” all the time. The “news” is not some abstract story that can be simply watched out of boredom or skimmed over with glazed eyes. The “news” is about one’s future of living or dying. Far more difficult to swallow…

Don’t lose heart on coffee

Coffee is a ubiquitous product in our everyday life. For many, coffee is essential to getting through the day.  Not surprisingly, coffee is known to increase attention, memory, and other cognitive measures in the short-term (1). Caffeine also has acute physiological effects, leading to short-term high blood pressure and increased heart rate. But what, if…

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