Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, ECNU, takes a lighthearted look at issues at the intersection of the humanities and medicine.

BLOG: Memorial Day, minus the Indianapolis 500

May 22, 2020

For the first time since 1945, there will be no Indianapolis 500 this May. The annual event has been postponed until August, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I lived in…

BLOG: My patients, my heroes — beating the odds

May 14, 2020

I derive great energy and enthusiasm from my patients; my patients have always inspired me to strive to be a better doctor. I always feel the deepest empathy towards my…

BLOG: Essential businesses during COVID-19

May 11, 2020

A few weeks ago, I called Tommy, the wonderful sales associate at Denny’s Central Park Bicycles in Okemos, Michigan. I asked Tommy if/when they will reopen for…

BLOG: Michigan Avenue is empty

May 5, 2020

Saleh Aldasouqi This COVID-19 pandemic has brought relentless sadness, despair and frustration. But as I have written in prior posts, this pandemic has also brought…

BLOG: Death in the time of coronavirus

April 15, 2020

Our emotions have never been so mixed. These are the confusing days of the Corona Time, an era that began few months ago, around the first few days of 2020. Most of us…

BLOG: A somber Doctors’ Day

April 9, 2020

Every year, we receive nice “Happy Doctors’ Day” cards from our local hospitals, often with coffee gift cards, shirts or similar nice gifts. I received…

BLOG: March Sadness

March 23, 2020

As I drove alongside the eastern border of Michigan State University’s campus, from Hagadorn Road onto Service Road, where our academic office buildings are…

BLOG: Spring forward all clocks, including insulin pumps

March 6, 2020

Sunday marks the start of daylight saving time. As has been the tradition of this Medblog since its launch in late 2016, every spring and fall, I have been posting…

BLOG: Leap to February 30

February 21, 2020

February is a special month for several reasons, particularly in 2020, when we add an extra “leap” day to the calendar. The middle of the month, Feb. 14…

BLOG: Beating diabetes across America

January 24, 2020

As a clinician specializing in diabetes, I am full of empathy toward all of my patients, but especially toward those with type 1 diabetes.