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Medical Physician | Founder & CEO of PDP Health

A New Look at AIDS Origins

When the AIDS crisis began to unfold in 1980’s America, people everywhere were looking for a way to make sense of it all. It was a mysterious, merciless disease that led to more questions than answers. As for the origin of the virus? HIV seemed to come out of nowhere, like a malevolent medical apparition. That changed with the ...

Chicago Uses Algorithm To Predict Food Safety Violations

Food Safety Inspection is a crucial practice to prevent the spread of illness through unsanitary food establishments. This is especially important in big cities, where a large number of restaurants serve food every night to customers who deserve to be aware of how well the kitchen is abiding by health codes.  In Chicago, 16,000 ...

The End of Guinea Worm?

For years, smallpox held a special distinction as the only disease that humans managed to eradicate. Now, Guinea worm may soon join those ranks of extinct ailments. According to NPR Shots, there are exactly two confirmed cases of Guinea worm in the world, both in Chad. Guinea worm is a parasite that, while not fatal, is terribly ...

A New Hope for Baltimore

Baltimore has long-held a reputation as a hotbed of violence and unrest. From its depiction in HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, The Wire; to the national spotlight that shone bright upon it during the protests that erupted after a man mysteriously died in police custody, Baltimore isn’t typically thought of as a “paradise”. ...