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Why this physician chose to specialize in infectious disease

Forgive the autobiographical nature of this post, but here’s a recap on how I started down the path to becoming an infectious disease (ID) doctor. To begin, understand that my first year of medical school was rough going. In hindsight, this wasn’t surprising. After majoring in English during college (with a minor in the Harvard Lampoon to develop… Read More »

See Dr. Pimple Popper Go Back to Basics in This Blackhead Extraction Video

Wulf Voss / EyeEmGetty Images In a new YouTube video posted on Monday afternoon, dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—aka, Dr. Pimple Popper—got back to basics with a classic blackhead extraction sequence that is sure to satisfy her longtime fans. Or as the doctor put it in an Instagram caption teasing the video, “…we’re Back to… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »