I can’t unsee what I saw on the front lines and I can’t unsee the politics of it.

People call us healthcare heroes. We were just doing our job. I am not saying this out of humility but because I feel like we have to do more. Those of us who bore witness to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic must use our position to enact change. We witnessed loss of lives … Continue reading I can’t unsee what I saw on the front lines and I can’t unsee the politics of it.

Filtration Mask

Under normal circumstances, when treating patients with infectious diseases known to have airborne spread (measles, tuberculosis, now SARS-CoV-2), we isolate patients in negative pressure rooms with strict personal protective equipment (PPE) rules.  In New York City, we have run out of space and PPE.  COVID-19 patients are in regular ER rooms, with no walls, just … Continue reading Filtration Mask

Razor bumps

Razor bumps.  Ingrown hairs.  The medical term is pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB). It’s characterized by inflammatory bumps that develop around the hair follicle after hair removal, especially shaving.  Men with curly hair and darker skin types are most prone to PFB in their beard area, but it can affect anyone, including womens’ bikini line, armpits, and … Continue reading Razor bumps

Acne

 Many people think about acne as an adolescent problem, which it certainly is: 85% of teens and young adults suffer from acne.  What is more commonly recognized is that it’s also an adult problem.  35% of women and 20% of men reported having acne in their 30s.  26% of women and 12% of men reported … Continue reading Acne

Sunscreen

Recommended Sunscreens These are sunscreens that I have personally tried and have checked the ingredients for safety. Face:  Juice Beauty CC Cream: Shoutout to my childhood friend @tarapham for the rec from this brand which is from our hometown -- Marin County, CA.  It has UVA, UVB, and visible light protection and comes in 5 … Continue reading Sunscreen