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As a primary care doctor who cares for many patients with opioid-use disorder, I am invested in timely and effective strategies to curb our nation’s opioid epidemic. Because so many instances of opioid addiction and overdoses begin with or involve commonly prescribed opioids, we need multiple strategies that address the significant harms associated with prescription Read More

A relative taught me to drive in a burgundy Lincoln Town Car in an empty Long Island parking lot in the 1980s. After emphasizing the need to practice driving in reverse, he also warned: “A car is a weapon. You can kill someone, or get killed, in an instant.” I am a safer driver (forwards Read More

I recently visited Montgomery, Alabama, a city that is no stranger to historical moments, and walked through the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice created by the Equal Justice Initiative to honor lynching victims. I also visited the accompanying Legacy Museum, which documents human-rights abuses of black Americans from slavery to the present. The Read More

Salt poured against black background

An article recently published online in the journal Hypertension proposes a research study to help resolve the ongoing debate over the long-term benefits of a low-salt diet. The authors contend that this study would have to take place in a controlled environment, and conclude that the best prospect would be to conduct a randomized controlled Read More

Dr. Allen Spiegel, featured speaker at Albert Einstein College of Medicine's 60th Commencement

Editors’ Note: This spring marks the final term for Dr. Allen Spiegel as Dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. One week ago, he delivered the address at Einstein’s 60th Commencement. But we’re not presenting his remarks for those reasons. Instead, we thought his reflections on the efforts needed to treat and cure disease were important Read More

Einstein medical student Ilirjan Gjonbalaj and mom

EDITORS’ NOTE: We celebrate all of our graduates receiving their degrees on Thursday, May 24. But it’s always a special moment when someone from our Morris Park neighborhood completes their journey at Einstein. Today we present the story of one such student along with the support he found in the Bronx that led to his Read More