Girls Take Longer Than Boys to Recover From Concussions?

Sex differences between men and women continue to mystify me, but this article explains why there may be differences in recovery between girls and boys who get concussions. According to this article, “Master said it could be that [girls] have less access to on-site athletic trainer expertise when the injury occurs. That’s because the sports […]

7 habits of highly healthy physicians

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Healthy habits are a New Years’ resolution topic. These 7 habits are of the utmost importance, especially at a time when we are all trying to stay healthy. This article lists 7 habits of healthy physicians with statistics on how well physicians follow their own advice. I would like to draw attention to several of […]

Choosing to be a "surgeon-mom"

Choosing to be a “surgeon-mom” is a big decision that I never wavered on. I wanted to pursue surgery as a career since the fifth grade and never questioned whether or not I would have children. Many professional careers demand significant sacrifice, and surgery is certainly no exception. I read this article in the NY […]

Why I Love Orthopedics

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I hear this question quite frequently. Whether it be from my medical student mentees or from the residents and fellows I teach. The answer is that I love orthopedics for many reasons. For one, the fact I help improve a patient’s quality of life is immeasurable. Patient’s goals always vary from returning to sports, to being […]

Why women’s ice hockey has a higher concussion rate than football

A new finding revealed that rates of concussion are higher in women’s collegiate sports than in men’s. This sparked my interest and brings up the question; Why do female athletes, who play the same sport at the same level as men, report higher concussion rates? There are several reasons that have been suggested including reporting […]