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The Healthy Path to Getting Back to School

What? It’s the middle of summer and you have to worry about the back to school routine already? No need to panic—you still have weeks of fun in the sun left. But getting your child back on track starts well before the first day of classes. Read More

M.D. Student Spotlight: Carlton Smith, C'2023: Future Physician, Researcher, and Community Leader

Right around this time last year, Carlton Smith submitted his application to the M.D. program at ߣƵ. He’d only learned about the program a few years ago and thought it might be an opportunity to come back to his hometown to make a difference as he took the next step of his academic career. Read More

Be a Man About It--Get an HIV Test

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. June also happens to be Men’s Health Month. What do these two things have in common? Well, men usually account for about 70-80% of new HIV cases annually. Men who have sex with men (MSM) make up the majority of these cases. Read More

The Facts and Factors of Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is one of today’s most common inherited blood disorders. It affects several ethnic groups but predominantly Africans and African Americans, with approximately 90,000 to 100,000 Americans having the condition. Overall, it is estimated that sickle cell disease affects one in 500 U.S. African American births. Read More

The Effects of Blue LED Light on Sleep Patterns

Exposure to blue light is becoming increasingly prominent in our society, and a large segment of the world population is now subjected to daily exposure of artificial blue light. Read More

Reflections from Collin Cochran

2019 MSMS graduate Collin Cochran shares his thoughts as he prepares to begin MSM’s M.D. program this summer. Read More