By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
May 28, 2020 |  0
“…such disparities, which are biological in their expression but are largely socially determined” – Paul Farmer, MD I read this quote, and now more than ever, I find that it resonates with me in a new way. I am a nocturnist at a community hospital in one of the most diverse cities in our country, […]
May 26, 2020 |  0
You probably heard the news about the hopeful vaccine and the Phase I preliminary findings (catch the subject line). Keep in mind, most Phase one trials flame out before they get to Phase IV. Vaccines are one of those subjects I take for granted until I recertify for the boards. I know the basics, but […]
By Jashanpreet Singh, MD, FACP, SFHM
May 5, 2020 |  0
Each day, we’re inundated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to strain our healthcare system and resources. With more than 1.15 million positive cases in the U.S. and over 67,000 deaths as of this writing, it has been a scary yet humbling experience for everyone. There is no doubt this pandemic […]
By Michael Gillette, MD, MSPH
April 29, 2020 |  0
For the past week, I’ve seen a glimmer of optimism in my New Orleans health care colleagues. The emergence of hope is no small thing. This pandemic has been inches from overwhelming those of us on the front lines for weeks. Louisiana has one of the cases in the country, and St. John the Baptist Parish—just […]
April 24, 2020 |  0
The choices for conversations are either COVID or Netflix. Coronavirus or the latest binged show. Sports is no longer an option, unless you want to discuss how I made that putt in the homemade mini golf course. What’s for dinner or what’s the latest graph? We are all meteorologists during hurricane season and now epidemiologists […]
By Leif Hass, MD
April 22, 2020 |  2
Over the din of the negative pressure machine, I shouted goodbye to my patient and zipped my way out of one of the little plastic enclosures in our ED and carefully shed my gloves, gown and face shield, leaving on my precious mask. I discarded the rest with disgust and a bit of fear. I […]