“The Talk, Part 2”: The Red Flag of Grooming

With the proliferation of social media and ready access to the internet, sexual harassment and exploitation are at an unprecedented rate across the globe. We hear stories about people meeting up with strangers and the aftermath escalates to something heinous.  The #MeToo tsunami exposed the mind-blowing scope of sexual exploitation …

Why is the U.S. Healthcare System Still Struggling with COVID-19?

Allow me to be straightforward and begin with some important reminders. Our initial conservative estimates were that without any restrictions or social distancing, 50% of the American population will be infected with the novel SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, in the absence of strict nationwide exposure-reducing measures. This was based on consistent numbers …

Will Smith Proved That Colonoscopy Isn’t a Luxury for Black People, It’s Required Self Care

Last November 6, Will Smith announced on his vlog that he had his first colonoscopy and it revealed precancerous lesions (polyps) which were successfully removed. I was so happy to hear that these polyps had been detected early but then, as I read the details, I became somewhat concerned. Why …

“The Talk, Part 1”: Teaching Little Boys About Sexuality In The #MeToo Era

In this modern age, in an effort to promote public discourse that resonates across boundaries, including across marginalized communities, we have witnessed how powerful it is to express our opinions and commentaries on social media. In just one click, anything can go viral. We all want to be heard — …

What is Considered to be Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Workers, in the Age of COVID-19?

In their pristine white coats and protective gear, they’re fighting on the front lines of a war, against an invisible enemy. Every day, they risk their lives to tirelessly perform their duties, in the service of the community. They are our modern-day heroes — our fearless front-liners — who wear …

The Power of Regular Facials — What You Need To Know

All of my friends know that I am a proponent of regular facials! Indeed, I encourage everyone to get them. I even recommend that my patients who are going through puberty or suffering from hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) get regular facials. So, why do I love getting …

Coronavirus: The Uproar, the Uncertainties, the Anxiety

As of April 6, 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases officially reached a staggering total of 1,289,010 with a global death toll of 70,599. Reportedly, it has widely affected over a hundred countries and territories.  The United States, which was only second to Italy with the most number of cases, …

Invasion of Privacy or Protective Parenting: How Parents’ Virginity Obsession Afflicts Human Rights

Virginity — now that’s something we don’t often talk about. It is something that we, despite all of our cultural modernization, shroud with misconceptions and divided commentaries. And incredibly, many of us hold a deeply rooted and insatiable obsession over it.  Virginity is a hypocritical and strongly prejudiced taboo that …