It’s the third day of your diet, and you’re craving sweets. Chocolate, ice cream, anything sugary, carb-loaded and definitely not a plus for your waistline. It doesn’t help that this new diet, one of several that you have tried over the years, reduces your food intake significantly. Left hungry and on the brink of starvation, […]
Death is inevitable.
It seems a macabre statement to make, but the truth of it cannot be denied. We public health and medical professionals spend our careers studying all manners of physical and mental maladies in an attempt to thwart them. Treat them. Cure or eradicate them. But death is inevitable.
And so we attempt to live […]
(Article reposted from KEVIN MD.com with the permission of Author, Meena Hasan)
Most mornings, I opt to take the red line commuter train from my apartment in Bethesda, Maryland to my hospital in Washington, DC. Despite the costly two-way fare, it’s a worthwhile journey because it’s a chance to observe the various other commuters making their […]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided American Muslims with a unique opportunity to put our faith into practice: signing up for health insurance helps us better look after our own health, as well as the health of others in our community.
It is narrated in a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) […]
Dear AMHP members,
We are very excited to share this important message from President Barack Obama.
I wanted to provide an important update on our efforts to get Americans health care coverage.
The deadline to enroll is Monday. If you know someone who still hasn’t signed up for health care, tell them to go to HealthCare.gov and […]
In the United States, where the median income is $50,054, having no insurance or having insurance that does not cover essential health care visits means that any illness can create financial hardship. In 2007, 62.1% of bankruptcies were due to the burden of medical bills. Health insurance coverage is very important in the Muslim community […]
Curiously, at some point in their lives, all working women are asked the question, “How do you balance work and family?” However, what defines balance? Is it being in perfect harmony at all moments in time?
Balancing work and family life is an age-old working woman’s dilemma. In reality though, there is never a complete balance. […]
Do you remember the story of Ayesha, who is a 4 year old from Afghanistan? She lost her parents and her eyesight and was transferred to the DC area for treatment.
Imagine being 4 years old, waking up at a hospital only to discover you don’t speak the language, you can’t see anything and you are […]
It seems that every week there is a new article about the dishonesty and misinformation from inside the food industry. Even Trader Joe’s, the California-based grocer that quickly made an identity for itself as a sustainable, healthy, non-GMO food source, is not transparent about the origin and quality of its food. Our confidence as consumers […]
It was not the most exotic location I could think of to serve. When my husband questioned the local safety and political atmosphere in the country, I smiled and said, “it’s no big deal; it’s luscious Ecuador. “ I conveniently forgot to mention to him that San Lorenzo was often referred to as the crime […]