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June 14, 2017 – 7:27 PM |

7th April 2017, recently marked as World Health Day, introduced a campaign with the goal of, “DEPRESSION — LET’S TALK.” Yes, depression a fairly common issue; we all hear about it often, but do we …

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Turning Autumns to Spring: Writing Our Parts in the Book of Life

January 22, 2016 – 8:24 PM |

Even before I entered the delivery room I heard her scream. It was the first week of my internship. Though Dhaka Medical College Hospital, my workplace, is the biggest hospital in Bangladesh, it is always …

Spreading Love through Volunteerism – Recognizing the Humanity in Each One of Us

January 20, 2016 – 8:40 PM |

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
 
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Springing to Life from the Abyss of Death: Courage is Greater than Cancer

January 12, 2016 – 8:31 PM | 2 Comments

Living with cancer is like a can of worms – looking well ostensibly, but getting destroyed inside the body. Helping and supporting cancer patients to improve their quality of life should be a human concern.
 
Cancer, …

Struggling to Save the Chronically Ill: The Battles between Love and Difficult End-of-Life Decisions

January 12, 2016 – 5:23 PM |

Running like tigers, pulling crash carts, yelling for help, generating rush calls, keeping a distressed family’s uncontrolled aggression on an even keel – all this had become routine for the hospital’s medical unit staff. Looking …

Ode to a Medical Student: A Note of Gratitude for Driving Me Toward Life!

January 11, 2016 – 9:16 PM |

To begin at the beginning, the beginning of my daughter’s life, and the beginning of my illness, I must take you back to early December 1971. I had just come home from the hospital after …

On the Road to Healing Hearts and Lives – The Heart-felt Story of a Heart

January 11, 2016 – 8:32 PM |

In certain cases, words cannot be truer than those of Elizabeth Blackwell:
‘The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for …