The Way of Seizures

Note: This essay contains spoilers for Avatar: The Way of Water.   There’s little I love more than surprise neurology in mainstream media. Imagine my delight when one of the pivotal plot points in Avatar: The Way of Water is a seizure. Seizures are the proverbial bread and butter of pediatric neurology, and while not…

Parkland Speaks: What It Means to Survive

April Sharp // Gun violence is a national epidemic and public health crisis. You can’t turn on the TV or scroll through social media these days without news of another mass shooting. In Baltimore, where I’ve lived for the past decade, shootings and homicides are so common that many don’t even make the news. In…

Ode on a Greek Letter

April Sharp // The fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet is currently in the spotlight, but for all the wrong reasons. On November 26th, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern and gave it the label Omicron. The use of the Greek alphabet to label variants…