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October is national Bullying Prevention month. In an op-ed I recently wrote for the Huffington Post, I discussed the growing prevalence of bullying in America and our seemingly unsuccessful response as a society. Sometimes it seems as though the rhetoric that surrounds bullying has yet to...
One of the first questions I get after telling someone that I am a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in Botswana is, “Can you give the kids chemotherapy?” The answer is yes, but it is a complicated process. First, the hospital purchases and supplies all medications, including chemotherapy, like hospitals do back in the United States.
Some can be stored at room temperature (as in this box below):
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. Often nicknamed the silent killer, high blood pressure often has no real symptoms but is a major contributor to heart attack and stroke. Historically, high blood pressure is viewed as an adult disease.