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    Karyn L. Boyar

    • Responding to Ebola: The Question of Quarantine

      Posted on October 28, 2014

      Dr. Craig Spencer, the first person in New York confirmed to have Ebola, is a clearly dedicated and selfless physician who worked for Doctors Without Borders in West Africa helping to take care of people critically ill with Ebola. As is well known by now, before showing signs of the Ebola virus, he took the… Read more

    • New York’s Measles Outbreak: Take Off Your Shoes and Roll Up Your Sleeve

      Posted on March 19, 2014

      Today’s New York Times reported a rare outbreak of measles in New York City. Because the disease was mostly eradicated by 2000, most clinicians were baffled by the high fevers, rash, and respiratory ailments associated with the illness. I remember measles well. My sister came  home from school red, itchy, and feverish. The next morning I woke, delighted… Read more

    • Nurse Practitioners: One Answer to the Nation’s Primary Care Shortage

      Posted on May 8, 2012

      I was teaching a group of nursing students at a major New York City hospital a few months ago when one young student came to me, pale and perspiring. She had been feeling sick for at least five days, but had not yet sought medical care. After moving from Los Angeles last year, she was… Read more