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“Are you saying the Ebola infected Americans are not a threat to the U.S. public?”

August 2, 2014

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For the past 3 days, since the U.S. government agreed to help get two U.S workers who are battling Ebola infections back to the United States for treatment, several people have expressed their worries on U.S outbreaks and infections. At work and on social media, I have received questions from people wanting to know how the […]

Fast facts about the Ebola Virus

July 29, 2014

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At least 729 people in four countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria — have died since cases first emerged in March. Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected, and an American man of Liberian descent died in Nigeria from the disease. It has gone quickly from a third world problem, to […]

Haiti Diaries #6: The Haiti the media didn’t show you

May 7, 2014

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Even though there is a large slum area in Haiti and that is what is largely shown by the media, there are also several beautiful attractions. In-between clinic schedules, the team took a few breaks to enjoy the city, and I was happy to see how much the Haitian government and people had invested in […]

Haiti Diaries #3: Welcome to the Republic of Haiti

April 20, 2014

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“Bonjou…Sa fè lontan!” – “Hello…Long time no see!” So I got back from Port-Au-Prince last night (hence the drought in blog posts) and AMAZING is an understatement for my experience. I have so much to share, but I will try not to bore/overwhelm you all with the minor details. However if you ever get a sudden […]

Haiti Diaries #2: Packing List

April 10, 2014

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So I’m usually a last minute packer, but I decided to do things a little different this time. Mainly because this is not a vacation where I could easily walk to the gift shop to buy items I forgot. And also because I am really trying to be a more organized person in 2014 (that […]

Are you allergic to that drug or did you just have an adverse reaction?

April 9, 2014

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Whenever I get to building a profile for a new patient, one of the questions I ask is “Are you allergic to any medication?” Many times the answer is YES, but my follow up question “What kind of reaction did you have?” usually turns my documentation into a NO. Why is that? you ask. It’s […]

Haiti diaries #1: Why I decided to go on a mission trip

April 8, 2014

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When I got into pharmacy school, I thought I wanted to work in industry – you know, like Merck, Pfizer and all the other big-wigs. However as time went by, I interned at a community pharmacy and found that I really enjoyed the patient interaction. I love hearing people’s stories, which you tend to hear a […]