COVID -19 Vaccine Update Based On IDSA-CDC-COCA

Timeline of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines Dec 10: Vaccine and Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted to recommend FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in persons aged 16 or older Dec 11:...

COVID UNIT

On November 30th, 2020, according to the CDC tracker the total number of COVID-19 cases in the USA is 13, 295 605, new case per 100k in the last 7 days are 48.9, and 266,051 total deaths.  I am a critical care doc. I am at the frontlines of this pandemic, in a...

Lung Cancer Screening Explained By A Pulmonologist

Lung cancer screening is a process that is used to detect the presence of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people at high risk for cancer. In 2020, 229,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 136,000 people will die from the disease making it the leading...

Back To The ICU

The cellphone clock face displays 5:45am. I lie in bed, lingering, procrastinating, waiting for the alarm to buzz. Sleep is fitful when I am edgy. It is my first day, returning to the ICU, after a ten- week hiatus enforced by knee surgery. My recovery has not followed...

When Physicians Get Sick

Physicians are natural caregivers. We are in-tune with the needs of our patients, often to the detriment of our own health. It is a rite of passage during medical school to stand in for lengthy eight to ten-hour surgeries, as retractor holders, keeping the surgical...