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Dr. Alex Novikoff  (circa 1962)

People believe that the process of becoming a physician is the natural reward for those who have an aptitude in science and a willingness to work hard. For many of us, however, it’s not always that easy. Along the way to realizing our dream, some of us wind up hitting a pothole or two. When this happens, help Read More

image of a handgun

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, the usual battle lines are drawn in the usual, predictable way. Urban liberals and many Democrats call for more regulations and enforcement to limit access to firearms (especially assault weapons); hunters and conservatives and many Republicans—and especially the National Rifle Association (NRA)—say such calls are hogwash and won’t Read More

Outdoor Portrait Of Medical Team

There’s a quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Now in my fourth year at Einstein, I am inspired by this ideal to fight for healthcare reform, specifically a single-payer national healthcare program. Access and discrimination Today, a form of Read More

X-ray of a person holding a cellphone with brain highlighted

Editors' Note: The following blog post first appeared on Forbes.com. Recently,  the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published “partial findings” from a study in which experimental rats were exposed to two types of radiofrequency (RF) radiation used in telecommunications for up to two years, and the development of two types of tumor was compared to the occurrence Read More

Photo of wrinkles around eye of an older woman

A report on recent pilot studies describes the development of a “second skin” composed of commonly used chemicals that can be “worn” over a person’s existing skin. While this innovative product has the potential to treat (but not cure) a variety of problematic skin conditions, the headline on the New York Times article on the Read More

Freeway to Opportunity Road Sign

In a day, my classmates and I will graduate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine as physicians, charged with taking care of patients in residencies and building on the excellent clinical training we have received. It seems fitting at this pivotal moment to reflect on our intense, four-year experience. On the day of my Einstein Read More