From “The Hot Zone” to ER doctor

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It was 2002 and I was working as an economic development consultant in New York City. It was a year after 9/11, and the city, specifically Lower Manhattan, was still in shambles. I had the opportunity to consult on projects for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan, i.e.Read more

What is a silent miscarriage?

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Typically, miscarriages are associated with bleeding, abdominal cramping and lower back pain. However, in a missed abortion (also called missed miscarriage or silent miscarriage) there may be little to no bleeding and no indication that the fetus is no longer alive. In this case, the body does not recognize that the fetus has died soRead more

Nerdalicious corner: Casio Illuminator Digital Watch

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Nerdalicious corner: Casio Illuminator Digital Watch Counting down the seconds until your next pulse check? Giving updates on how long it’s been since succinylcholine was pushed? There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to count seconds on a watch with a second hand, especially in a busy ER. *Precise CPRers and *obsessive RSIers will be happyRead more

Why it’s ok to be a role model (and happen to be Asian)

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While flipping through photos on NY Med’s Facebook site, I came across a photo of me and Marina Dedivanovic. Under the photo, there was a comment that read, “is that the real Christina Yang?” For those who are not terribly with it when it comes to pop-culture references, Christina Yang is the fictional character fromRead more