March is colon cancer awareness month. Created by gastroenterologist Amit Sachdev, this video was selected by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as part of their colorectal cancer screening campaign.  Enjoy. Image credit: Shutterstock.com

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats.

Ejiofor Ezekwe, Jr., PhD, is a medical student. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats.

A huge thank you for your continuing readership in 2016.  I sincerely appreciate the vibrant KevinMD community, driven by your readership, contributions, and conversations. KevinMD is about to enter its 13th year as the leading platform for the voice of the health care professional.  I look forward to another great year. Here are the most popular posts of 2016: 1. An open letter to Justin Timberlake 2. The opioid epidemic: It’s time to place ...

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Pediatrician-rapper Young IV with some holiday safety tips.

ZDoggMD's take on mind-body medicine: "Western medicine has historically been appropriately skeptical of so-called mind-body approaches, given our tendency to want to explain causality in terms of molecules, receptors, and other such reductionism. After all, what do we call 'alternative medicine' that actually works? Medicine ... Let’s study it more, and let’s stop being afraid of the hippies."

Kevin Thomas is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Duke University Hospital.  Watch his journey.  Courtesy of Black Men In White Coats and Diverse Medicine.

Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw is an orthopedic surgery resident at Duke University Hospital.  Watch his journey. Courtesy of Black Men In White Coats and Diverse Medicine.

ZDoggMD's ode to those who work in the outpatient clinic.  Medical assistants, billing specialists, nurse practitioners, front office staff, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, CNAs, phlebotomists, health coaches, techs, MDs, DOs, veterinarians. Health care wouldn't survive without you.

ZDoggMD's latest.  It's time to start a movement. #unbreakhealthcare

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