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December 27, 2016

Effects of Dry Winter on Oral Health

Since I started going to the dentist regularly, for the past year I've been decent about flossing and keeping my oral health in check, but it's still hard to keep up the discipline when medical school sucks up all my time and energy. On my most recent visit, I was told by the dental hygienist that I need to floss better because I was bleeding a lot during cleaning. I meekly said "Yes ma'am." I was slightly embarrassed because I previously had told her I floss at least a couple times a week, and she seemed not super worried about my flossing habits...until she saw my teeth and gums.

Then the dentist came over, and, after talking to the dental hygienist abou...

Posted By: Sung Woo Koh  

December 23, 2016

Frozen in Time

I am currently on winter break, which I am spending back home in Southern California with my family. It's good to be back. I missed the sunshine, the mountains, the Asian food, and most of all the familiar faces of friends and relatives. It reminds me of the 2 gap years I...

Posted By: Sung Woo Koh  

December 13, 2016

Staying Focused

Many of us are familiar with Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD), and the combination of stress, shelf exams, and snow are making me wonder if I currently have it. I've grown up around and lived in snow and cold weather my whole life, but I never seem to fully adjust to the se...

Posted By: Kolin Meehan  

December 11, 2016

My One and Only Experience with Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is not a specialty service available to medical students at my clerkship site. But one day, I had an opportunity to scrub into a breast reconstruction surgery after my general surgery attending performed the bilateral mastectomy. For some reason, there wer...

Posted By: Sung Woo Koh  

December 11, 2016

How Your Difficult Family Prepares You for Difficult Patients

It's getting to be holiday season, and many people associate this time with cheer. For those going home to a family gathering, conflicts often arise at these events. I love my family, but especially when the extended family gets together, someone always oversteps and rubs...

Posted By: Stephanie Nguyen  

December 11, 2016

Instant Ramen: Health Hazard or Lifesaver?

Throughout my college student days, I had consumed a moderate amount of instant ramen noodles. They're cheap, quick, tasty, and the packaging makes them portable for on-the-go eating. I would often stock up and buy ramen noodles by the case. This brought the price down ev...

Posted By: Stephanie Nguyen  

December 5, 2016

Ironic Pains

This marks the last week of my family medicine rotation. Throughout the past few weeks, I've enjoyed getting to interact with a wide range of patients, from infants to elderly, and learning about health maintenance and preventative care. The list of common complaints I wa...

Posted By: Alina Khurgel  

December 5, 2016

When You Give a Medical Student a Cookie

One of the nicest things that a resident can do to a medical student is to give him a cookie. In the midst of a crazy busy surgery rotation, there was one day where our resident brought some cookies that his wife baked. He gave me one, and as we ate it, he smiled and said...

Posted By: Sung Woo Koh  

December 4, 2016

Confessions of a Rude Know-It-All

"Hello, how was Mrs. X's night?"

The morning began like any other. On my way to pre-round on a patient, I made a pit stop at the nurse's station to see how the night had gone."

"Terrible. She was in pain, and I had to go in there about 4 times...incontinen...

Posted By: Morgan Day  

December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day

December 1st, 2016 marks the 28th anniversay of the first World AIDS Day, a date set aside to remember friends and family members who succumbed to the immunovirus and those who continue to live with it. When physicians first discovered the virus, no one in the medical com...

Posted By: Kolin Meehan  

 
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