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Emily Volk’s Blog

The Importance of Flu Vaccines

The Importance of Flu Vaccines

Every fall, the public starts to hear promotions urging people to get their influenza vaccination. This is something that is suggested every year, but over time some people may start to distance themselves from the urgency of the vaccination, and become desensitized...
Leadership in Medicine

Leadership in Medicine

Rising costs in healthcare seem to be the focus of discussion as of late due to the developments of new treatments, medicines, tests, and devices. However, leadership in medicine has risen in the ranks of importance over the years, especially in 2018 in the wake of...
The Impact of AI In Pathology

The Impact of AI In Pathology

Machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence are slowly creeping their way into the healthcare industry. While some people may be hesitant at first to embrace such drastic change, the promises in terms of accuracy and efficiency this change will bring...
The In’s & Out’s of Breast Cancer Screenings

The In’s & Out’s of Breast Cancer Screenings

Aside from skin, breast cancer is among the most notorious forms of cancer in women. According to Breastcancer.org, in the United States, roughly 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With so many diagnoses, it’s important to remain...
Guide for Women’s Health Maintenance

Guide for Women’s Health Maintenance

As a woman, you often hear about the importance of maintaining your health, and some of the screenings that coincide with doing so. The information may seem overwhelming at times, and it can get confusing trying to keeping track of what you need to do next. This...
Biopsy 101: What you Need to Know

Biopsy 101: What you Need to Know

There is an abundance of medical jargon that gets thrown about around patients. These technical terms often don’t do much more than confuse patients, which can result in more tension because of the uncertainty. This adds an extra layer to my job, as finding the most accessible way to explain information, which I have learned in a detailed and professional setting over an abundance of training and educating, to a patient becomes an actively exercised skill.

Pap Smears: The Need-to-Knows

Pap Smears: The Need-to-Knows

Getting your first pap smear can seem a bit daunting and intimidating. We’ve all heard the horror stories: cold clamps, untimely menstruation, long waits for an appointment…but let’s take a step back first so you can ensure you’re doing the prep you need for...
The Field of Pathology: An Introduction

The Field of Pathology: An Introduction

  As future doctors make their way through schooling, they are expected to find their speciality or niche. While many focus their passion on specific parts of the body, there are others who take on wide-ranging fields. One of those umbrella fields includes...