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March 4, 2022
How do you prevent malaria

Malaria is one of the most common and deadly public health crises facing the world today.  Infections are caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted between human hosts by blood-drinking mosquitos. While cases have declined dramatically over... Read More

February 28, 2022
Canada and the US share the longest undefended border in the world.

As of today February 28, 2022, the Canadian government has expanded the options for COVID-19 testing to enter Canada.  Now, a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test is acceptable for entry.

Canadian citizens or vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to show proof of a... Read More

January 18, 2022
The Beijing Winter Olympics are fast approaching

The Olympic Games have always been a unique opportunity for the world to come together on the same stage without regards to political or cultural differences (ideally). Amid a global pandemic, The Olympics live on, but the logistics of attending the Games have... Read More

April 29, 2020
A critically ill patient receiving supportive care in the ICU

Most of humanity is now under some degree of social quarantine measures as the death toll from COVID-19 rises. As social distancing measures continue, many of you may be wondering why we don’t yet have a treatment for COVID-19. Today I’ll explain why treating viral diseases is so challenging and... Read More

March 13, 2020
CDC Map of countries affected by COVID-19, as of March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) finally confirmed this week that COVID-19 is a global pandemic. The number of people affected worldwide is increasing rapidly. Should you be alarmed? I have been following the global health experts daily and here’s what you need to know:

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January 29, 2020
Are we on the verge of the next world pandemic?

The recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (designated 2019-nCoV) has exploded in the last several days.

What is Novel Coronavirus?  The CDC and world health organizations are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory... Read More

April 2, 2019
CDC map of states with measles cases as of March 28, 2019

Prior to the development of a measles vaccine in 1963, the CDC reported an average of 500,000 cases of measles and up to 500 deaths a year in the US, mostly in children. Measles was eventually declared eliminated from the US in 2000 as a result of a... Read More

December 14, 2018
The trek to the Lost City may include river crossings

The trek to the lost city in Colombia is amazing but still a challenging jungle expedition.  You will encounter a variety of conditions and terrain. I’ve compiled my list of top ten tips for packing and preparation. Bring... Read More