The Rounds Initiative at XULA (2016)

The Rounds Initiative at XULA (2016)

The Rounds Initiative recently returned to the place where it all began, Xavier University of Louisiana. It was from this initiative that the creator and guest physicians, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have educated and motivated hundreds of students to continue their pursuits of careers in the medical field.  The 2016 sessions continued to … Continue reading

Barriers and Benefits of Palliative Care For Minorities

Barriers and Benefits of Palliative Care For Minorities

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, minorities are strikingly underrepresented in hospice and palliative care programs. Health care disparities are commonly documented for African-Americans, Hispanics, and other groups compared to whites across a range of diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Similarly, studies have consistently demonstrated a disparity in hospice use of older adults … Continue reading

To Be or Not To Be A Gymnast?

To Be or Not To Be A Gymnast?

With the Olympics in full swing, and U.S. gymnasts racking up gold medal after gold medal you’re probably thinking….”Maybe I should get my kid into gymnastics!” But shortly after that statement you might wonder “what are the benefits of gymnastics?” or better yet “what are the risks?”. Well it’s those sort of questions that led … Continue reading

Which Gynecological Disease Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Young Women?

Which Gynecological Disease Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Young Women?

Nausea. Painful periods. Excessive bleeding. Pain with intercourse. Fatigue. Pain with bowel movements or urination. These are just some of the symptoms associated with a disorder that has been found to occur in 7-10% of US women in the general population and found in 50% of teenagers with extremely painful periods. Things found to increase the risk … Continue reading