Personal Stories and Interviews with Experts

Mental Health during Lockdowns

Mental Health during Lockdowns

  While some people consider lockdowns and closures necessities to get ahead of the virus, one wonders what’s happening to our mental health during lockdowns. How are adults coping versus kids? What about people who are losing jobs and whole businesses, and how is that financial stress, compounded by shutdowns, impacting mental health? I’m also […]

Singapore’s Response to COVID-19

Singapore's Response to COVID-19

There has been a lot of praise for Singapore’s Response to COVID-19, especially in the beginning of the pandemic. There has also been a lot of criticism over how the US handled the pandemic, which leads to the question: Why did Singapore’s reponse work well, compared to the US’s response? What did they do differently? […]

The Scientific Evidence for the Shroud of Turin: With Barrie Schwortz

Scientific Evidence for The Shroud of Turin

What is the scientific evidence for The Shroud of Turin, as it stands, in 2020? To help me determine this, I’m excited to say that I interviewed Barrie Schwortz on a recent Causes or Cures podcast.  Who is Barrie? Barrie was the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team […]

My Long First Date with Death

My Long First Date with Death

  My Long First Date with Death By: Erin Stair MD, MPH Still crusty-eyed, I sluggishly walk into the New York City hospital’s musty surgical on-call room. It’s 6 AM and still dark out. To lighten the mood, I start joking with the other medical students, identically dressed in loose-fitting, light-blue scrubs. All of us would […]

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

  On one of my more recent Causes or Cures podcast episodes, Dr. John McDonough explains the metaphor of Medicare for All. Medicare for All is a highly controversial and emotional topic. For some, it’s the most important voters’ issue. It’s also incredibly hard to define. For instance, does it equate to universal access to […]

Wellness is a Luxury Brand- New Podcast

Wellness is a Luxury Brand

  “Wellness is a luxury brand. Verdant Corpora is a luxury brand. If you want to make a goop-ton of money and be thriving ambassadors of Verdant Corpora, it is imperative that you understand, and embody, our Culture of Wellness.”  – from my parody, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling.   Hi guys, Wellness is a […]

Are Cell Phones Safe During Pregnancy?

Cell phones and pregnancy

    Are cell phones safe during pregnancy?  What about wireless exposure in general? Can being exposed to EMF radiation while in utero lead to ADHD, cognitive dysfunction and behavioral problems? One top doctor says it can. While the latest and greatest new gadget is exciting and trendy, I always wonder how it impacts our […]

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