The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine. Check out the article on the American Medicine Association website!
Using social media channels and other online tools for promotion can help physicians market their unique skills to potential patients, educate their communities about vital health issues, and connect with colleagues for local and even global collaborative projects. Read the rest on the American Medical Association Website!
Read Why Human Papillomavirus Is The STI That’s So Hard To Avoid in DTM Doc's Renée Volny Darko's Latest Interview!
Human papillomavirus is now the most common STI out there. So what are your chances of avoiding HPV altogether? Read the rest on HealthyWay.com!
Why Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Concierge Doctors? Read Why In DTM Doc Sherika Newman's Latest Interview With Lenpenzo.com!
Healthcare and how it’s provided in the United States has been a hot-button issue for years. At times, people are left with few options or, worse, options they can’t afford. But there may be a solution out there that you haven’t heard of — and you haven’t heard of it because the insurance companies don’t want you to. Read the rest at Lenpenzo.com!
When you're the parent of a new little babe, one of your most confusing tasks is trying to figure out why the heck your baby is crying. Since babies have no way of actually telling us what's bothering them, it often takes a process of elimination to figure it out. Are they hungry? Sleepy? Gassy? Just plain fussy? Read the rest of the article on Romper.com!
Creating YOUR brand is not just for celebrities! CHECK OUT Doctor Ty's article released this week on KevinMD... 7 tips for branding yourself (as a med student, physician, entrepreneur, expert, etc...).
When we think of a brand, we usually think of companies such as Apple or Coca-Cola with their recognizable logos and colors. We may also think about celebrities, such as Beyoncé and the Kardashians, who have large-scale exposure and garner massive attention. Read the rest on KevinMD.com!
What Can You Do To Prevent The Flu? Read The Answers To All Your Flu Questions in Dr. Ty's Latest Interview With The St. George's University Pulse
When the winds blow colder and the days grow shorter, you know that flu season is imminent. It’s the sickness we dread with each doorknob we touch and each time we hear a coworker cough.
In the spirit of flu season, we’re here to answer some of your most pressing questions about the virus: How long does the flu last? Is there any way to prevent it? Do you really need a flu shot? Read the rest of the article here!
Should We Be Watching Out For Side Effects From Ibuprofen? DTM Doc Alana Biggers Weighs In On Her Latest Interview With Popsugar!
We may take ibuprofen when we have a headache or cramps, thinking it will make us feel better. Generally, it does. But for some of us, there's a really annoying — and uncomfortable — potential side effect of ibuprofen, and that is constipation. Read the rest of the article on Popsugar!
Listen to DTM medical student Mary Tate's Podcast on the journey to medicine and bumps in the road along the way!
Listen to the Podcast Here! And be sure to follow Mary Tate on Instagram and Twitter @marytatemd
What you put on your skin could affect more than just your skin. It could also affect your fertility, according to science. Here's what you can do about it. Read the article on ReadersDigest.com!
Children under the age of six who are overweight or have obesity may not simply “grow out of it,” and excess pounds in small children may not be as harmless as once thought, according to a new study in Pediatrics out today. Read the article on HuffingtonPost.com today!
Do Doctors Shame Recreational Drug Users? Check out DTM doc Alana Biggers in her latest interview in Tonic today!
"What's MDMA? Is that marijuana?"
I'm at a doctor for a checkup, and she’s looking over my forms, on one of which I admit to using MDMA around every other month.
When I explain that MDMA is actually the active ingredient in ecstasy (if you’re getting what you hoped for, at least), she responds, “Why do you do that? To feel good, I suppose? Exercise is better for that. That’s not a good thing for a young person to do, especially while you’re trying to build a career.” Read the rest of the article on Tonic!
Since the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, close to 15,000 children have been infected with HIV, and approximately 3,000 children have died in the United States from it. Nearly 95 percent of the children younger than the age of 15 acquired the virus from their mothers – either prior to birth, during birth or while breastfeeding. Read the rest of the article on BlackDoctor.org!
Check out DTM Medical Student Mary Tate's article on including Black Women in Breast Cancer Research!
“As a Black woman, I definitely advocate for other Black women to become a part cancer research, and here is why,” says Bridgette Hempstead, a Black woman with metastatic breast cancer. “Medications are developed and they are mainly developed for middle-aged White women, because the research for Black women is not there.” Read more on BlackDoctor.org!
“I make ginger tea by boiling fresh ginger and adding a dash of cayenne pepper and lemon juice to help with congestion,” says Tyeese L. Gaines, DO, emergency medicine physician and medical director of UltraMed Urgent Care in Skokie, IL. Not only will this spicy concoction help clear your nasal passages, but ginger is helpful for GI health (70 percent of your immune system is in your gut!) and cayenne pepper can help boost fat loss. Read the rest of the article on Eat This, Not That!
Check out Dr. Ty's NBC article on a study that says that Black and Latino kids are less likely to get help for developmental delays!
Black and Latino children with developmental delays are much less likely — 78 percent less — than white children to receive the early intervention services they need, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Read the rest of the article on NBCNews.com!
Check out Dr. Ty's latest article: 11-Year-Old’s Life-Saving Sickle Cell Transplant Brings Family Even Closer Together
Kamryn Dukes, called Kami for short, is a warm, eloquent and motivated 11-year-old whose dream job is to become a professional singer and actress. She also wants to become a scientist.
Kami and her family lives in Oklahoma City, and she loves attending school, but her lifelong illness – sickle cell disease – has repeatedly caused her to miss half of each school year due to her symptoms. Read the rest of the article on BlackDoctor.org!
Expert ob-gyns like DTM doc Dr. Renée Volny Darko debunk popular myths about women's health—how many of these have you heard? Read the rest on Reader'sDigest.com
An MIA Aunt Flo may feel like a blessing in disguise, but it's important to figure out why exactly your period has gone AWOL. Read each reason on Reader'sDigest.com
Some women don't need a pap test every year, thanks to new official recommendations. But do those recommendations apply to you? And does it mean you can skip your checkup altogether? Check out the rest of the article on ReadersDigest.com
I'm sure you've probably wondered what that occasional drunk cigarette is actually doing to your body in the long-run. Read what Dr. Lott has to say on EliteDaily.com
Sheron Williams was 27 years old, attending college full-time, in a theatre production and working two jobs on campus when she was first diagnosed. Sarcoidosis affects more than 200,000 people in the United States but black woman are more risk. Read the rest of the article on BlackDoctor.org
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that reduces the complications associated with sickle cell disease. It is the first drug approved for the disorder in more than 20 years.
Read the article here on NBCNews.com
As the weather gets warmer, and families open their windows, they could unknowingly put young children at risk.
Windows are listed as one of the top five hidden home hazards by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and an open window is one of the biggest springtime hazards to young children.
Read the rest here on blackdoctor.org.
Are troublesome ADHD symptoms going untreated in African-American youth even after they are diagnosed?
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, the answer is yes. Researchers found that African-American youth with ADHD are more likely to go off of their medication and less likely to have adequate follow-up than their white counterparts.
But, while the study focused mainly on the medication aspect of treatment, some parents are simply managing their children's ADHD in other ways.
Check out the rest here.