Author: Aine Greaney

Áine Greaney Ellrott, M.A., is a former health communications leader and award-winning writer living in the Boston area. She has led communications initiatives for a large health system and has written features, blogs, web content, physician and clinician profiles. She has also written consumer guides on topics such as mental health, addiction treatment, integrated primary care treatment, teen health, population health, technology-supported care models, palliative medicine, psychiatry, end-of-life care, advance care planning and narrative medicine. Her bylines have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Times, World of Psychology, Salon, Huffington Post, KevinMD, Edutopia, WBUR/NPR, and other publications.

Non-Clinical Side Hustles for Healthcare Providers

Non-Clinical Side Hustles for Healthcare Providers

According to the American Medical School Association, 86% of medical school graduates carry a student debt which ranges between $190,000 and $200, [...]
5 NFL Players-Turned-Doctors

5 NFL Players-Turned-Doctors

Athletes and doctors are known for their drive, determination, and dedication. While several athletes have found success in multiple sports, a num [...]
NFL Team Physicians and Sports Medicine

NFL Team Physicians and Sports Medicine

On February 7, the Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 2021. Most football fans will be watching and r [...]
What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

While it may be disappointing to fail the USMLE® Step 1, the good news is that you are not alone. Failing the exam does not mean you won’t match i [...]
Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

A July 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 53% of Americans have suffered some mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ho [...]
NIH Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of COVID-19

NIH Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of COVID-19

In a March 24 YouTube video, Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, a family physician in Michigan, demonstrates how to wipe down your groceries to avoid potentia [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

The January 2022 USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail score-reporting changes have sparked online debates across social media channels such as Twitter, Reddit, [...]
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Though they practice in different cities and clinical areas, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Tamika Cross have four things in common. First, amon [...]
3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

When patients negatively review their U.S. health providers, most cite their clinicians’ poor bedside manner or the front desk staff’s rude custom [...]
Work Risks and COVID-19

Work Risks and COVID-19

As American COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, the most recent CDC reports and breakdowns on who is most at risk for COVID-19 show that four [...]
COVID-19 and Persons of Color: What Our Pandemic Reveals about American Health Inequities

COVID-19 and Persons of Color: What Our Pandemic Reveals about American Health Inequities

The American death tally from COVID-19 (387,000+ as of 1/15/21) now exceeds that from World War I or from Pearl Harbor, September 11, the Korean a [...]
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