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Medical writers at Being Well do an amazing job of breaking down the latest health news for readers around the world. As editors, we notice certain trends. Here is a story by Robert Turner to help our writers find the right style and tone.

Are You Over Complicating Your Writing and Losing Readers?

Being Well has a new editor!

Being Well continues to grow every week. We are so excited to announce an addition to our editorial team. Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa will be helping us process our daily submissions. Read more about this fantastic physician here.

Writing Has Been My Solace From COVID

Call for submissions

Every day we are confronted by annoyances, frustrations, and industry-specific protocols that are either outdated or make no sense at all?

Then there’s the other side of the coin. Those moments when you discover something that is literally a godsend, where you think to yourself, “how does the whole world not know about this?” Now’s your chance to share.

This September BeingWell is Inviting Articles from the Medical Profession on Private Practice

Editor’s pick

A new study this week showed worse outcomes for black infants when their provider was white. Dr. David Hill shares his personal reflection as a white pediatrician.

Does Being White Make Me a Worse Doctor for Black Children?

Editor’s pick 2

Ethan Milne posted a follow-up article a few hours later analyzing the data behind Dr. David Hill’s story. His article demonstrates Being Well’s critical the role as a medical publication on Medium. The two authors provide contextual criticism of a medical study with a profound social impact. Although they disagree, they demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in their responses setting an incredible example for others.

Can White Doctors Treat Black Patients?

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What if millions of people could get a quick, reliable test and find out if they are Covid-19 carriers? The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency-use authorization to Abbott Laboratories for a $5 rapid-response Covid-19 test. Dr. Jeff Livingston questions if BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Card the solution we have all been waiting for.

Abbott’s Rapid-Response Covid-19 Test; Is the Approval Good News?

Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology Rene F. Najera, DrPH writes a powerful story regarding the challenges of equitable distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccination Is Not Going to Be Equitable, Is It?

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa covers the current news stories in four “don’t miss” stories.

You CAN Get COVID-19 Twice

Herd immunity is back in the news again. This #badidea recirculates over and over. Let’s walk through the math.

To Those Talking About ‘Herd Immunity’: Do The Math

Finally science triumphs over hype. High-quality studies regarding the use of steroids. were published this week.

The Data Are In: Steroids Should Be Standard Of Care For COVID-19

Highly concerning data was published this week, showing a high myocarditis rate in college athletes affected by Covid-19.

NY Times: College Athletes Have Had Myocarditis From COVID

Basic Science

What if we could create T cell immunity? Chelsea Weidman Burke, M.S. explains the technology beyond Allovir.

Equipping the Immune System to Fight Against COVID-19

Dr. Patricia Farrell highlights the therapeutic effects of some controversial treatments.

Psychedelics and Marijuana as Viable, Beneficial Medical Treatments

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Fish oil and omega- fatty acid supplements are all the rage right now. Pharmacist Jennifer Mittler-Lee helps guide us to the right choice.

Everything You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Elizabeth Krauthamer teaches us about beauty sleep. It is not a myth.

Not Sleeping Beauty? The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Attractiveness

Health Technology

Does telehealth have a future beyond the pandemic? Charlotte Betts debates if a digital interaction is a sufficient substitute.

Does Teletherapy Have a Future Beyond Covid-19?

Dr. Patricia Farrell wrote Being Well’s first story curated in Artificial intelligence as she questions the role of language and biology to meet the unconscious in a world of questionable databases designed to improve the quality of care.

Psychiatry Realizes the Value and Bias of Big Data and AI

Mental Health

Dr. Patricia Farrell demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic is endangering families’ mental and physical health.

Domestic Violence and Mental Health During the Pandemic


Parents worry if their child has a febrile seizure. John Quinonero, RN helps provide calming advice.

How to Care For a Child Who Suddenly Has A Febrile Seizure

Loren A Olson MD shares some sage advice on how to navigate sexual discussions when your children start asking questions.

How To Tell Your Children About Sex?

Thewriteyard reflects on her long career as a general practitioner and reflects on the role of gender on her journey.

How My Experiences in Medicine Induced an Underachievement Mindset



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