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Angela Baldwin, ABC News Medical Unit

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for any medical professional. If the current public health threat caused by COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we live in a digitally connected world where information can be beamed to a global audience in an instant, and that a failure to provide clear and Read More

Editors’ Note: This post first appeared in Bloomberg Opinions. In every epidemic, some die, others become ill and recover, and the luckiest live through infection without symptoms. In today’s pandemic, we are seeing this play out before our eyes. Although the initial epidemiological data show that Covid-19 is more severe in older people, men and Read More

bottle with Hydroxychloroquine on table

We have all listened repeatedly to the many confused, confusing, and misleading statements coming from the White House in the midst of this pandemic, unprecedented in its scope and existential threat. Responding to all the misstatements would be a full-time job. However, the barrage of reckless comments made about drug treatments for COVID-19 during a Read More

Young woman walking a winding path

I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do when I graduated from Binghamton University. But having majored in cellular and molecular biology, I knew I was interested in pursuing something within the biomedical field. I eagerly applied for positions in various institutions and organizations, ranging from healthcare policy and public health to biomedical research Read More

EDITORS’ NOTE: It’s Match Day, when graduating medical students across the nation learn where they will spend their residencies. In this post, we hear from fourth-year student Sammy Wu. Earlier this week, Sammy learned that he’s matched for physical medicine and rehabilitation. Today he learned where his residency will take place: Zucker SOM-Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital Read More

salmon, eggs, cheese and other low carb foods on a table with veggies

“Dr. Spiegel, why is your institute trashing the Atkins diet?” This was the question angrily posed to me by Congresswoman Anne Northup (R-KY) at the 2003 House Appropriations hearing for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, I testified annually (1999–2006) at this Read More