Lauren Luteran was five months old when her parents noticed that she was not developing normally. Doctors diagnosed her with cystic fibrosis (CF). At 19-years old she is determined to not let her diagnosis get in the way of what she wants to achieve in life. Continue reading “Cystic fibrosis warrior Lauren Luteran brilliantly shares how time and health reveal what matters most in life”
David Duong, a Harvard-trained physician, was five-years-old when him and his family migrated from Vietnam to the US in the early ‘90s. His experience of growing up in a migrant family is reflected as compassion for his patients in Boston and Vietnam. Continue reading “Why human connection and caregiving are powerful resources in promoting exceptional healthcare, according to David Duong, MD”
As a little girl, pediatrician Lucy Marcil knew she wanted to be a doctor. The human body fascinated her, having studied its shapes and discrepancies with her archeologist mother. But she was a sensitive child, she says, and her deep concern for others is what led her down an unconventional career path. Continue reading “How Dr. Lucy Marcil is Changing Lives Through Medical Care and Tax Preparation”
A woman becoming a mother is a powerful force. According to science, parenthood is one of the most challenging normative developmental life stages. Continue reading ““Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood”
I had the pleasure of interviewing bionic actress Angel Giuffria about growing up without a left arm, biomechatronics, acting, discrimination and her research in psychology.
She was such a lovely person to interview. We shared plenty of laughs and nerdy talk about prosthetic limb technology. There are also beautiful moments where the interview becomes more personal and emotive.
Millions of people around the world still do not have access to early cancer detection methods. Research has shown that detecting cancer early can lead to greater treatment outcomes and quality of life. Early detection is the closest we have to a cure. Continue reading Smartphones could change the way population cancer screening is done in the future
Sharing stories and struggles may not be a remedy to infertility, but doing so can be emotionally therapeutic. The person you are opening up to may be struggling with something similar. Continue reading Plus or minus
It has been more than three months since my best friend’s sister Amber has been gone. Gone from the very existence of life. The giants in her mind were raging storms that she could no longer avoid. Continue reading Finding hope in forever