Monthly Archives: May 2017

TORCH(Z) – Congenital Infections

By Jeremy Aguinaldo
May 16, 2017

I was fortunate to witness the delivery of a newborn from a young couple in a hospital in Brooklyn, who were excited at the thought of their first child coming into the world. The happiness in the room was palpable. The mother, drenched in sweat and her hair in disarray, was beaming with joy. The […]

Bon Voyage: An increased global exchange of disease looms

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 8, 2017

In 2014, when a doctor who had been treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the disease back to New York City, the United States was completely unprepared. A survey of America’s hospitals at the time showed that only 6 percent were ready to receive an Ebola patient.[1] Over a year later, things aren’t […]

Doctors Should Study Public Health

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 3, 2017

Doctors do a lot of good for our society, but they could stand to learn a thing or two. In fact, many physicians would benefit from a broader understanding of public health. Public health refers to all the methods and institutions communities use to promote and protect the health.[1] It’s about a holistic approach to […]