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By - Laila Gad, Sanjana Ahmed

“You’re not you when you’re hungry,” a phrase well ingrained in our minds after watching hundreds of Snickers commercials. But, it is true. After sitting in a three-hour lecture, the term “hangry,” referring to being “bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger,” becomes all too familiar. Essentially, you lose all sense of control: you forget how to think before you speak, you’re highly irritable, and you make rash decisions, all simply because your brain is in survival mode and is running low on energy.. 

Medical Mistakes

By - Aisha Abid, Faith Singh

Do physicians have any ethical responsibility to inform patients regarding medical errors? Medical errors can occur inadvertently and may or may not affect the patient depending on a variety of conditions. A mistake might cause a misdiagnosis or a negative adverse effect in the patient's condition. 

By - Jonathan Gao, Elizabeth Badalov

Picture this: you lie in a small examination room as the physician performs the same old physical examination. The thin hospital gown, which never fits well anyways, is draped clumsily over you. A loosely-fit cannula hangs around your nose to help supplement oxygen; your breathing is steady, but it is heavy and shaky. All the while, you can only think about how there’s nothing more that you want to do than spend more time with your family.