Healthcare

Women Interviews-Rachael: Nurse in the ICU Dealing with Life and Death on a Nightly Basis

Starting her workday at 8pm as a nurse in the ICU, Rachael discusses how she prepares herself for a rush that involves life or death decisions. In this interview, we find out how a person’s life is impacted when your work schedule runs contrary to that of everyone else and involves people dying in front …

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Interview with Sarwat: Doctor of Internal Medicine, Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Muslim Women’s Fund

After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, Dr. Sarwat Malik was first told she had six months to a year to live. Fortunately, years later, she stands dedicated to the cause of raising awareness of the challenges Muslim women face. After deciding to retire from her internal medicine practice, Dr. Malik became the co-founder …

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Interview with Maggie: Medical Student in Buffalo Interested in Adolescent Medicine

As a second year med student, Maggie talks about the stresses of non stop studying and ongoing debt and shares her views on the new healthcare bill, the importance of insuring everyone and equalizing doctor’s salaries. Although she is a firm believer in healthy lifestyles, her busy schedule does not always allow her to follow …

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When health concerns are just a cover for fat hatred

Disclaimer: As a fellow “certified fat person,” I use the term fat as a descriptor, not as an insult. If you find it insulting, please look within yourself to see why that is. I am sure if I used thin, you wouldn’t have a problem. Earlier this month, Feministe blogger Monica wrote a post about fat and health as …

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