FDA OKs Neuromodulation Device to Improve Gait in MS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS, Helius Medical Inc) for the short-term treatment of walking impairments as a result of mild to moderate symptoms from multiple sclerosis (MS). PoNS is a prescription-only device intended to be used in combination with a supervised therapeutic exercise program in patients…

Op-Ed: Bill Bryson’s Brief Guide to the Heart

One of the many perquisites of practicing medicine at Saint Louis University has been the opportunity to participate in a medicine and literature program. Roughly once a month, the participants are gifted a book to read and subsequently discuss at a “zoomgregation.” Last month’s book was The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson.…

Op-Ed: Employee Engagement Amid Chaos

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated many of the things the healthcare industry does well: healthcare providers are dedicated to their patients and jobs, and they’re willing to do whatever is necessary to help others. Unfortunately, it’s also shed light on areas that need improvement. Burnout has been an ongoing issue in medicine for years, and…

Being a Doctor Is My ‘Heart-Song’

There are days I hate being a doctor. OK, let’s be honest — there have been weeks, and with the current pandemic, the whole past year has been an entire theme park of emotional roller-coasters. I think a better description would be to say that there are circumstances in which I hate my role as…

30 Healthy Broccoli Recipes That Are Damn Delicious

The healthy broccoli recipes some of ate as kids didn’t exactly do the delicious cruciferous vegetable justice: Boiled or steamed until mushy, offensively under-seasoned, and horribly bland. As adults, we know better than to sleep on the bevy of fantastic broccoli recipes at our fingertips. Affordable and packed with nutrients like fiber and vitamin C, broccoli…