Dorkina Myrick, MD, PhD, JD, LLM, MPP (Oxon) is an experienced physician, scientific researcher, and administrator. She has provided program leadership for national and international academic medical centers and biomedical research institutions. During her tenure as a Department of Health and Human Services Brookings Institution Legislative Fellow in the Senate and the House of Representatives, she advised congressional staff and managed legislative issues in health care and biomedical research.
Views expressed on this blog are those of the author and those of commenters who respond to articles posted on the blog. The blog offers neither medical nor legal advice.
Tornadoes and Trauma: Injury Risks and How to Prevent Them
Consider the following scenarios: 1) You are sitting at home on a bright, clear sunny day, or 2) You are driving down the road, or 3) You are shopping in one of those big box stores, or 4) You are… Read More ›
May Days! What’s Old and What’s New in Health Awareness This Month
Don’t let the month of May pass without monitoring your health! Take note of the medical conditions and health syndromes recognized this month, learn more about them, and do what you can to stay healthy! 1. Mental Health Awareness Month President Obama… Read More ›
The Ugly Truth – NIH Budget Cuts, Dispirited Scientists, and Patients in Peril
Image: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infects a T-cell. Sequestration will cut funding for HIV research, testing, and treatment. (Image Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) I discussed the effect of sequestration on funding at the National Institutes of Health… Read More ›
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Avon Walkers
April showers bring May flowers and Avon walkers. Well, at least it seems that way. This past weekend, D.C. was awash in a sea of pink as mile after mile was hiked in the name of one common cause: the… Read More ›
Toss the Bunny. I’ll Keep the Egg.
….The chocolate bunny, that is. No doubt, the health benefits of dark chocolate have long been touted for a healthy heart. However, the ingested calorie load effectively cancels out any supposed health benefit. Easter may be gone, but the calories… Read More ›
As Passover ends, here are a few interesting facts: “13 Things You Need to Know for Passover 2013.” Also, check out the Passover tweet: “The Seder Plate and Your Health: Nutritious Benefits of the Passover Symbols” huff.to/14iQbRx via @HealthyLiving 3… Read More ›
Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) !!!
Patient Deaths Mount As More Compounding Pharmacies Urge Recalls
Ugh! Is this happening, again? Image of Fungi Growing in Culture. Credit: istockphoto.com The last several months have been rough for the compounding pharmaceutical industry. This past week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website posted a press release from… Read More ›
“Pi” in My Face…(and a Happy “Pi Day” to You, Too!)
Image Credit: Dorkina Myrick, M.D., Ph.D. I am now in Cambridge attending a medical conference. My hotel is adjacent to a mini-mall that contains the Kendall Square COOP at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). (For the uninitiated, the COOP is part of a chain… Read More ›