Wellness/Lifestyle

Month: August 2016

Five Ways to Eat Healthy in a Hurry

By Meghan McCarthy
August 29, 2016 Category: Wellness

By: Meghan McCarthy Do you remember the days where you could sit idly over a meal for hours on end, sipping a second glass of Chardonnay and bantering whimsically with your partner of choice, while the last rays of the setting summer sun grace your nearly empty plates? Yeah, me neither, although I sure wouldnt mind engaging in that fantasy. To be completely honest, these days I dream about this more than fifty shades of anything. Dont tell my husband. Currently, my time is split between breastfeeding a six-week old infant who is hungrier than the combined cast of the Housewives of Beverly Hills, sneaking in snippets of sleep whenever possible and putting as much food in my mouth fast, so I can continue to meet the demands of my ever growing and insatiable spawn. To say I get hangry would be an understatement and yet I still care about the kinds of foods I toss down my gullet. Hence: Five Ways to Eat Healthy in a Hurry Food Preparation: when I spend an hour or two preparing food,

Women Medical Organizations are Still Relevant

By Fatima Fahs
August 29, 2016 Category: General

By Fatima Fahs Did you know that September is Women in Medicine Month? When I tell someone Im involved in the American Medical Womens Association (AMWA), my favorite response is, Are organizations like that still necessary? Its 2015. First, thanks for the clarification of what year we are in. Isnt it shocking that in 2015 women in medicine are still not equal to their male counterparts? And second, to answer your question: Yes, AMWA is extremely necessary in todays day and age. Allow me to explain why, after a brief history lesson. AMWA, established in 1915 by Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, stands as the oldest multispecialty womens medical organization. At the time it was founded, women made up less than 6 percent of physicians. The organization served to connect these women to one another, mentor and help new physician graduates find work (by publishing lists of institutions that would actually consider hiring a woman). In World War I, the U.S. government called on physicians across the

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