Learning to Stay Active

Before this pandemic, I took for granted how much exercise I got in a day. The walk to the train station to school and from school. The three flights of stairs, I had to climb multiple times throughout the day and when it was track…

I’m Stuck Inside!

In March of 2020, COVID changed the way the world worked. One of the biggest changes we have all had to adapt to is staying socially distanced. For most of us, this means staying inside our homes with our family members. We are missing out…

FODMAP and Disordered Eating

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs when the digestive tract doesn’t work how it normally should. This means digested food in the colon can’t move along smoothy and individuals can experience a wide variety of symptoms including pain in their abdomen, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The…

Baking through a Pandemic

Over the last couple of months, we’ve all needed some sort of outlet. Being stuck in the house for a long period of time was challenging for me to say the least. While I’ve definitely spent hours binge watching Netflix or scrolling through social media,…

How to Get Good at Naps

Nothing is more gratifying than a good nap after a boring day of online learning. When done right, naps can increase your alertness and help us get through the day, especially when you’re feel sleep-deprived. However, I realized that some people (myself included) have different…

Everything you need to know about FODMAP

Ever had an irritated stomach? It’s likely you have! Maybe you ate something that didn’t sit right or had trouble going to the bathroom? It’s normal for everyone to experience issues with their stomach at one point or another.  Some people face these troubles more…

Learning How to Write

Ever since I was little I hated writing. Grammar rules are a foreign concept to me, coming up with creative ideas was tedious, and making sure everything flowed consistently was one of the most difficult tasks. In 3rd grade, when we had writing activities I…

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…