Tag Archives: American

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 2 – Our Mental Health

As the coronavirus pandemic’s curve of infected Americans ratchets up in the U.S., people are seeking comfort from listening to Dolly Parton’s bedtime stories, crushing on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s science-wrapped-with-empathy, and streaming the Tiger King on Netflix. These and other self-care tactics are taking hold in the U.S. as most people are “social distancing” or… Read More »

Department of Health and Human Services launches Foundry for American Biotechnology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the nation’s first Foundry for American Biotechnology today, with the aim of producing technological solutions that help the U.S. protect against and respond to health security threats, enhance daily medical care, and add to the nation’s bioeconomy. The novel coronavirus is a reminder of the need… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes

FORT WORTH — The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his parents’ prediction that he might be shy. He had a thatch of night-black hair and dark eyes that glowed with mischievous curiosity. As he pumped a stranger’s hand… Read More »

Why are you pursuing a career in medicine? Interviewers will ask. – American Medical Association

Some medical schools receive thousands of applications for a couple hundred openings. If you, as a prospective medical student, make it to the interview process, you are likely an attractive candidate on paper. Your admissions interview represents a chance to distinguish yourself from a crowded and competitive field. Admissions interviews vary in format by school.… Read More »