Doctors Without Borders: Its History and Mission

Doctors Without Borders: Its History and Mission

  Doctors Without Borders, popularly known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is an international, independent medical, humanitarian aid, non-governmental organization actively involved in crisis management projects. According to its official website, the group, driven by its history and mission of placing “people first” before anything else, delivers much-needed, timely medical aid worldwide to areas severely affected […]

Albert Schweitzer: Physician, Philosopher, and Philanthropist for the Ages

Albert Schweitzer: Physician, Philosopher, and Philanthropist for the Ages

Albert Schweitzer, who lived from Jan. 14, 1875 – Sept. 4, 1965, was a German-French musician, theologian, philosopher, physician, and philanthropist for the ages. He was born in the province of Kaysersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, which is now Haut-Rhin, France, at the time of the German Empire. However, Schweitzer considered himself French and wrote most of […]

7 Reasons to Visit the Family Doctor

7 Reasons to Visit the Family Doctor

While children routinely visit the family doctor for an annual check-up, the same is not true for adults. In fact, nearly 93 percent of children versus 82 percent of adults have seen their healthcare provider in the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a sudden medical need arises […]