Cardiac Rhythm and Arrhythmias

Note: We will cover HIV vaccines soon; these are some notes from my pharma class. Cardiac Rhythm and Arrhythmias Most days we don’t think about it, but our heart is pretty important.  Beating constantly, it provides a flow of blood that keeps our organs fed and...
The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The HIV/AIDS Vaccine: A few weeks ago I was sitting in the basement of the biomedical research center at my school, just having made it through another fascinating class on pharmacology.  It was time for lunch, so I made for the exit, meeting my friend along the way....
What is the AIDS Monster?

What is the AIDS Monster?

Dashed hopes Less than half a century ago, we thought we had eliminated the threat of infectious diseases. We are about to see “the virtual elimination of the infectious disease as an important factor in social life,” said Nobel Prize Winner, Frank Burnet, in...

Overcompensating for OCD

Having OCD So much of living with OCD is about not doing what our minds tell us we absolutely have to do. If I listened to mine all the time, I’d have to check that I haven’t offended a friend. I’d have to apologize again. I’d have to get the...

Solitary Confinement is Torture and Wrong

Solitary Confinement is Torture and Wrong Terrible things happen in the jail system.  While it’s easy to feel indifferent – or even smugly satisfied – when a pedophile gets raped or shivved, we can never forget that we have an obligation to prisoners.  They are...