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© 2017 Dr. Ashley Alphonse

Philippians 4:13

October 10, 2019

Why is High blood pressure noted as the "Silent Killer"? Because Hypertension (high blood pressure) is usually asymptomatic (without symptoms). Even being asymptomatic, hypertension damages the blood vessels and the heart. 

Hypertension is cause by increase force of blood against the walls of the arteries.  The narrower your blood vessels; the higher your blood pressure. 

Symptoms of hypertension may be headache, short...

November 7, 2018

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. You probably know someone with Diabetes Mellitus and that’s because nearly 1 in 4 adults are living with diabetes.  Do you know what Diabetes is? How or when are you screened for it?

There are two types of Diabetes Mellitus. Type 1 and Type 2. 

Let's first talk about the culprit. PANCREAS. Your pancreas produces several hormones and one of those being insulin. One of insulin’s job is bring g...

April 24, 2017

Part 2 of how I studied in medical school.....

Preparing for USMLE STEP 1.

You've heard this a thousand, no a million times before. Well, now it’s a million and one time. FIRST AID! FIRST AID! FIRST AID! Start adding notes Day 1 of medical school! Well, maybe when lectures begin right? I began reading it during my 1st year and started adding notes in my 2nd year. I did this mostly because I had no ideas how to incorporate it int...

April 17, 2017

The study tips you will encounter in the next couple of lines are from my experience. These tips are for anyone who seeks a study plan or looking for some additional tips to add to their own. It isn’t the end-all and the be-all to studying. If you find something that works for you, CONTINUE IT. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Everyone knows that medical school is no small task. Everyday, we receive an overload of information...

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