Advocate for your health – vote!

November 3rd, 2020 – ring any bells? I hope so – it’s Election Day this year. I’m Dwight Chambers, a resident in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and I’d like to take a second to talk to share my personal views…

Starting the School Year Virtually

As a rising senior, this September should have included my last first day, senior night football games, and my last pep rally. Instead, my classmates and I will be spending the first three months of our senior year sitting at home in front of our…

Nutrition During the Pandemic

During the current pandemic, our routines have shifted and “normal” days have started to blend together. Is it Monday or Thursday?  For many, school has started, helping to restore a little more routine but in order to limit the spread of disease life is different…

Winter is coming, and so are seasonal vaccines!

Nowadays, it’s difficult to look into the future, or even outside of our own houses. Sometimes I feel like it’s even hard to remember what month it is (it’s October already!), let alone plan for the future. We are all so distracted by the problems…

Intermittent Fasting: Is it Safe?

Intermittent fasting (IF) has recently become a popular diet trend, and you may be curious if it is healthy or not. IF has many different definitions, but in general it means fasting for a certain period of the day or week. The most common type…

To Leave or Not to Leave

College is coming, and for the class of 2021 difficult decisions have to be made. Do we stay in our hometown or leave for a new area? Some people want to stay in their hometown for their family, to save money, or scholarships. Some people…

The New Normal for a Waitress

During the first few months of the pandemic, all I wanted to do was go back to school, work, and do everything else that I used to participate in. However, in early June, I returned to my job as a waitress at a local diner,…

The Black Lives Matter Movement

On May 25th, I was sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram when I first heard about George Floyd. His name didn’t mean anything to me then, but soon  my social media was flooded with pictures of him. I watched the video, and it felt almost…