Mind, Body, and Spirit: Mindfulness

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

One of the most effective and easiest ways to help us manage our stress levels is using the Practice of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is our basic ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and to not over-reactive or become overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness Meditation

By Mary Crowe, first-year Orthopedic Surgery Resident (Millcreek Community Hospital), LECOM Class of 2019 When I reached out to Dr. Piovesan at Gannon University’s School of Biomedical Engineering last year as a medical student, it was to collaborate on building 3-D printed osteoporotic bone models.  Together we have worked on that, and many other studies.  We

By Melanine Dunbar, PhD and Diane McKay, PsyD The COVID-19 pandemic challenges us with a lot of uncertainty, fear of the unknown, and a feeling on not being in control. We are all currently experiencing a great deal of stress as a result. It is difficult to stay positive during most difficult situations, but even

We are all experiencing an uptick in stress and anxiety as our families, communities, and nation face COVID-19. We experience it individually but also feel the effects of the collective anxiety that has developed. It’s important to know that fear and anxiety are normal, but we should be proactive and take steps to combat the

ERIE, Pa. — Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) consistently produces more primary care physicians than any other U.S. medical school, according to new data released by U.S. News & World Report. The standings, part of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of medical schools, are based upon the percentage of graduates who

Bleeding Disorders

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Bleeding disorders include many subtypes but all of these disorders are generally characterized by impaired process of forming blood clots1,2.  Blood clots are formed by a specific interaction of clotting factors and there are 13 clotting factors.  If there is a deficiency of clotting factors or if any the clotting factors are defective the regular

Often, it has been noted that a well-conceived book is the legacy that a great mind leaves to the world.  With trademark expertise and candor, Michael P. Rowane, DO, offers a keen perspective and hands-on detail in his recently published book entitled, Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills:  The 15 Minute Office Encounter.  Co-authored with Paul Evans,

It’s no secret: older patients tend to take more medication.  More medication means more complexity, and more complexity can lead to worse health outcomes.  The combined effects of these therapies can produce even more problems than they attempt to fix.  The laundry list of medications that many geriatric patients take is known as polypharmacy and

The Gap Year: Is It Right for You?

Friday, 13 March 2020

After the rigorous academic preparation for health professional school, many students mull over the prospect of a gap year – a year in-between college and graduate/professional school when students attempt to stave off burnout.  Striving to get A’s in higher-level science classes, studying and taking the MCAT/PCAT/DAT, being involved in extracurriculars, and even working all

Anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications represent the largest chunk of the top 50 drugs prescribed in the United States.  Many Americans who take these drugs rely on the knowledge and acumen of their pharmacists to help them ensure they lead happy and healthy lives.  Our student chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)