A Small Price to Pay

Being raised by religious immigrant parents has shaped the person I am today. My parents are Muslims who emigrated from Sudan to America in their teens. I was raised surrounded by the Sudanese culture. My mother always cooks Sudanese food and burns Sudanese incense in…

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We’re Chatting Again!

We had a great summer and now we’re back to chatting about PCOS! Whether you’re new to our chat or you’re a frequent flyer, we would love for you to join us today and once a month to discuss PCOS-related stuff with specialists and other…

Appreciating the Adults in Your Life

Since I’ve gone away to college, I notice that I interact with my parents differently when I come home than I used to in high school when I saw them more frequently. I make more of a conscious effort now to thank them for providing…

Introducing Nicole!

Hi! My name is Nicole and I’m a rising 9th grader at the O’Bryant. I’m really interested in writing and have been for pretty much my whole life. In my free time I like to draw and hang out with my friends. I really love…

Saving Our Planet One Bottle at a Time

Recycling (turning trash into reusable materials) is a superpower that is frequently underestimated. I personally was one to undervalue the impact recycling can make on the Earth, until I began to research the topic. One organization that is making great strides is Recycle Across America….

100 Deadliest Days

Memorial Day kicked off the beginning of summer; however, with it came what the AAA (American Automobile Association) calls the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are some of the most dangerous times to be on the…

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PCOS and Small Frequent Meals

If you are a young woman diagnosed with PCOS, you may have heard the recommendation that you should eat “small frequent meals” instead of two or three large meals during the day. This is suggested for several reasons. One reason is that it helps to…

A Life Changing Experience

It’s crazy to think that a little less than a year ago I was turning in an application for a peer leader position here at Boston Children’s Hospital. I didn’t know what to expect and I honestly didn’t think I had the skill level to…