Developing immunity to racial inequality in pain management

Over the past year, America has come face to face with a horrifying pandemic — COVID-19. The pandemic revealed concerning statistics regarding a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on minorities both in terms of being more susceptible to contracting the virus as well as having less access to care and treatment, especially Black and Latino communities.

Reflections on Overcoming 2020 and Moving into a New Beginning

I believe that most of us were eagerly anticipating the turn of the page leading into 2021. While New Year’s Day is a great benchmark to leave the past behind and reconstitute ourselves as better people with specific goals and drivers, it is important to acknowledge that life is a collection of events, and we remain a product of our past experiences as individuals.

What it’s like being a dental student and food truck owner

Meet Blake Ross — a current D3 at the Dental College of Georgia, a former student athlete and the owner of two food trucks, Rita’s Italian Ice and Luna Pizza Co. Ross was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, and he played on the baseball team for four years at the College of Charleston, graduating with a degree in business administration in 2014.

How much is enough sleep?

We shower, brush our teeth, set our alarms, read before bed, browse social media to relax before drifting to sleep. We go to bed at an appropriate time, hoping we’ll achieve that golden eight hours of sleep, which we’ve been told time and time again will allow us to be productive the following day. But why do we even sleep and how much sleep do we actually need?

From student athlete to grad school to dental student

“Start fast. Finish strong.” These are the words around which my college career revolved. My 5 a.m. alarm frequently came as a scare to me Monday through Friday. My nights were spent falling asleep while reviewing lecture notes from organic chemistry and physiology as well as our football team’s weekly game plan installed that week.