December 2020 Health & Wellness Newsletter

Behavior Matters: Magic Words

by Karen J. Miller, MD Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Karen Miller shares her insight on ways healthcare professionals can help parents address behavior or conduct problems with their children. Did you ever wish there were magic words? Actually, there are. I have been a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician for more than 30 years…

Health & Wellness Newsletter

COVID-19 Resources

It has been eight months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and yet, there is still so much to learn about this novel coronavirus. Information is key, so Symposia Medicus will be working with our faculty to share information that healthcare professionals can use to help better understand…

Health & Wellness Newsletter November 2020

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the U.S. Healthcare System

by Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, ABMT Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Frank LoVecchio gives his thoughts and opinions on the pandemic and what COVID-19 has taught us about the U.S. Healthcare System. A challenging game played by teens is to ask me how to spin bad events into a positive. I applied this philosophy…

November 2020 Recipes

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

by Alexandria Morales Symposia Medicus Office Manager and Conference Planner Alexandria Morales shares her recipe for a fall favorite treat that dairy-free pie lovers can enjoy! I have been in love with pumpkin pie since the beginning of time. However, when I found out I had a dairy allergy, I couldn’t eat it anymore. It…

Health & Wellness October 2020

Surviving a Viral Pandemic

by Roger Newman, MD In earlier months of grappling with the coronavirus, even medical professionals were still trying to grasp the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cope with the ever-changing nature of the pandemic. Hear from Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roger Newman, as he shares his experience—with a sprinkle of humor—on contracting…

Health & Wellness Newsletter October 2020

Return to School FAQ

by Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP It is fall and children are heading back to school. However, this year COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and apprehension than chemistry midterms. Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Starke shares a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning COVID-19 and returning to school. This FAQ was developed by several…

Health & Wellness Newsletter September 2020

Telemedicine in the Days of COVID-19

by Toby Maurer, MD Dermatologist and Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Toby Maurer shares her experiences with teledermatology (as telemedicine) and looks at the benefits and challenges of this new norm in healthcare. I have been fortunate enough to work in teledermatology (as telemedicine) for over 10 years pre-COVID-19, if we can remember those days.…

Get to Know Newsletter September 2020

Dr. Kadas, I Presume?

2020 marked the 30th year that Dr. Robert Kadas has served as Symposia Medicus’ Chairman of the Board. In September 2020, Symposia Spotlight connected with Dr. Kadas to get insights on his medical career, tenure as Chairman of the Board, and overall ethos. Dr. Robert Kadas is anything but a cliché. However, he has admitted…

Health & Wellness Newsletter Recipes September 2020

End-of-Vacation Salad

Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roxanne B. Sukol, shares her vegetarian recipe that brings back memories of a summer trip. by Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, MS This recipe was inspired by a meal I enjoyed while traveling home from a family vacation. We were en route from Florida heading to the Great Lakes. After a…

August 2020 Newsletter Travel Tips

On the Road Again…

Symposia Medicus Office Manager and Conference Planner Alexandria Morales shares her travel experience during COVID-19. In the midst of COVID-19, summer break was in full swing. However, while the rest of the world was putting operations on hold, no one told my 7-year-old daughter to stop growing up. We did not want her to miss…