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The uncertainty of an international medical graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic

A quarter of the physician workforce in the United States consists of international medical graduates (IMGs). This year 4,222 non-U.S. citizens matched in first-year residency positions. I am an IMG from Guatemala, where I completed medical school. In March of 2014, I matched to an internal medicine residency in the United States. The road has been… Read More »

Fitbit research shows people's general health and fitness is improving during lockdown

Fitbit has released data from 200,000 Fitbit users showing the resting heartrate of the world’s population is declining, while people pay more attention to their general health with their newfound free time on lockdown. Fitbit research shows people’s general health and fitness is improving. Their research showed that when comparing Fitbit users’ baseline data from… Read More »

Getting A Hair Transplant Treatment During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Getting A Hair Transplant Treatment During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? Getting A Hair Transplant Treatment During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? Pregnancy introduces a multitude of changes to the mother’s body. As an outcome of certain changes within the body, women can lose hair in notable quantities. The extent of hair loss during pregnancy can be so… Read More »

Having Heart Symptoms? Don’t Delay Care During Pandemic

MONDAY, May 4, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t stop people with heart problems from seeking medical care, experts say. “Either call your doctor or come to the emergency department. Don’t take chances with heart disease,” said Dr. Sam Torbati, co-director of the emergency department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “We are very… Read More »

Diet and Nutrition 101 during the coronavirus pandemic: Dynamo expert shares his gameplan – MLSsoccer.com

April 12, 20204:09PM EDT Today most of us already have a general idea about what constitutes healthy eating.  However, stay-at-home isolation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic adds a whole new twist to the theme. Between the lack of activity, limited takeout options and infrequent supermarket runs, It just takes a lot more work… Read More »

Immediate Changes Needed for Physicians to Stay in Business During the Pandemic

Practices cannot survive the COVID-19 cash flow crisis By JEFF LIVINGSTON, MD Will doctors be able to keep their practices open during the worst pandemic in our lifetime? Our country needs every available doctor in the country to fight the challenges of Covid-19. Doctors working in independent practices face an immediate cash flow crisis threatening… Read More »