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The Opioid Addiction Catastrophe: A Wake Up Call

On 5th July 2020, Ikonkar Manmohan Singh Sandhu, a young 23-year-old boy, died from an opioid overdose in Michigan just months before he was to be married. He is by no means an isolated case in the Indian American community. A small group of doctors are sounding the alarm on the nation’s opioid crisis. Dr.

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The COVID-19 Diaries, Part Five: #Thisisourshot

Contrary to the previous claim, this is yet another and final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second, third, and fourth installments. My phone pinged. I looked over to see what the alert was about. Reading the message, my heart skipped a beat, “your invitation

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COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope For 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine, a small stab in the arm and a giant step forward for mankind. This is a triumph. Most vaccines have taken decades to develop, but this vaccine has moved from conception to large-scale implementation within a year. The specific viral RNA sequence required to design the vaccine wasn’t known until January 2020

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COVID-19 Diaries: Dimple Shah’s Survival Story

This year’s holiday season was different for Dimple Shah and her family. What used to be a social thanksgiving dinner with over 40 family and friends, was a quiet and a low-key affair with the family of four spending quality time together. But the gratitude is still multifold like never before. With more than 62

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Stroke of Luck!

The stroke I had changed my life. I took it as a stroke of luck – a warning to change my existence. Just a few years ago, I was a woman who looked amazing from the outside. I was very social, but, I was also stressed with work, children, family, finance, and more. One evening,

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What you should know about plant-based protein powders

Plant-based protein powders have become a growing health food trend for a variety of reasons, such as diet fads and concerns regarding health, the environment, animal cruelty, sustainability, ethics and religion. At grocery and health food stores, you may see hundreds of plant-based protein powders to choose from. Most protein powders available for sale are

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How to curb your harmful stress eating

We read and hear about stress frequently, especially in these uncertain times. Working from home, managing kids schedules, cooking, cleaning and meeting work deadlines; all can take a toll on your physical and mental health. How do you know if you are stressed? How do you deal with it? Stress can show up in more ways

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