James Goydos, MD
James Goydos MD - Doctor, surgeon & expert on skin cancer. M.D. from Rutgers. Experience as a Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncologist, & clinical trial leader. Writing on cancer, detction with camera / computer vision and healthcare.
Heart Disease and The Gender Gap
This article was previously published on Dr. James Goydos' MediumFebruary 2021. When we talk about cardiovascular disease, many may assume it is something that disproportionately affects males. However, the term ‘cardiovascular disease’ is a sort of umbrella term which encompasses a class of different diseases. Neatly dividing them across the biological sexes isn’t so simple.
How Both the Mentor and the Mentee Help Each Other Succeed
This article was previously published on Dr. James Goydos' Medium. Against all expectations, I have never had someone in my life who I would consider a “mentor.” As an undergraduate at UCLA my major was in a fledgling new division of Biology call “Microbiology,” focusing on cell function and genetics. This was the early 1980s when we didn’t know much about how cells worked or how our genes determined who we were beyond DNA being a double helix and an understanding of the fundamental laws of inheritance as outlined by Gregor Mendel working with pea plants. If ever one needed a mentor, it was when no real textbooks existed in your field and new discoveries were being made every month. Yet I didn’t seek a mentor, and no one stepped up to volunteer, so I learned it on my own.
Humans Are Never Far From Chaos And Barbarism.
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos August 2021 and published by Illumination. The world is never very far from chaos and barbarism. Every human being is a sentient, self-aware individual with a personality that has been shaped by every event and every person in their lives to this point. Everybody wants to feel safe, everybody wants enough to eat, and everybody wants to feel in charge of their own destiny. These desires are amplified when one is part of a family, a clan, or a society and this sets up tensions that have erupted into everything from individual confrontations to genocide over the entire history of the world.
Any Competent Public Health Doctor Could Predict What Would Happen During The Pandemic
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos and published on Medika Life. Over the past 30 years, the world has experienced multiple potential pandemic events including SARS, MERS, H1N1, the Ebola virus, and many others. Furthermore, as a healthcare worker, I’ve been trained to avoid exposure to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, and HPV by using universal precautions and participating in continuing education programs to keep up to date about these and other diseases.
Many Are Currently Living Their Worst Disaster-the Pandemic
This article was previously published on Dr. James Goydos' website, May 2021. Growing up in California, I experienced 3 major earthquakes, two wildfires that required my family to temporarily evacuate, a landside that almost covered our car on a family vacation, and a flood that lifted our house off its foundations. Later in life, I was in Mexico City during the September 1985 Earthquake, and recently I lived through Superstorm Sandy here in New Jersey, going without power for 2 weeks. All of these natural disasters were difficult in their own ways, but, fortunately, I didn’t lose a friend or loved one during any of them. That is why the worst natural disaster I ever experienced I’m still experiencing—the COVID19 pandemic.
What Does Critical Thinking Have to Do With Handwashing? Everything
This article was previously published on Dr. James Goydos' Medium January 2021. I was recently posed the following question: If you were placed in a role as an "educator" for a week, what would you teach and why?
Melanoma Knows No Season
This article was previously published on Dr. James Goydos’ Wordpress November 2021. The nights are getting longer, and the days are getting shorter and cooler as the clocks have gone back for part of the world. As many enjoy the transition into autumn and the coming winter months, it is easy to forget how we remain vulnerable to the sun, despite it being a more common concern during the summer. But skin cancer knows no season. The skin remains vulnerable to developing harmful skin lesions year-round, regardless of the weather.
New Podcasts Share the Important Topic of Satisfaction and Well Being in Healthcare
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos and published on Thrive Global October 2021. September 30th is International Podcast Day. Podcasts have expanded in popularity in recent years, with now over 2 million podcasts and 48 million episodes available worldwide. One of the many benefits of the Internet is the ability to bring targeted information to a wide audience with a few simple keystrokes and a microphone. Gone are many of the barriers of yore which limited broadcasting to radio networks and talk show hosts. Today, creating a podcast is a more simplified process, meaning anyone with a message to share can easily do so. This is great news for many industries, and healthcare and wellness are no exception.
Self Care Is Skin Care
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos and published on Thrive Global September 2021. Self-care is on the rise. A survey by research company OnePoll found that approximately three quarters of Americans surveyed were more conscious of needing self-care in 2020. Analysis of Google Search Trends showed a 250% increase in self-care related searches between 2019 and 2020. This is no surprise, given the harrowing impacts that the pandemic have had on the bodies and minds of everyone, worldwide.
When Do Americans Get Their Freedom Back?
This article was previously published by Dr. James Goydos on Soapboxie November 2021 “When do we get our freedom back?” It is the question that plagues many in the United States, as they have misconstrued the concept of freedom, diverting it from its intended meaning.
This Memorial Day, Let’s Talk Skin Cancer In The Military
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos and published on Tealfeed June 2021 Memorial Day has an important place in American history. It is the one day of the year which is set aside for our nation to memorialize those who have lost their lives in the performance of their military duties. It was first celebrated in 1868, then known as ‘Decoration Day’, and has become a prominent fixture in American culture to this day. While it has become synonymous for many with weekend sales and an unofficial start to Summer, the meaning behind the holiday is to remember those who have lost their lives in their service to the United States.
How Your Next Vacation Can Dispel Fear and Mistrust
This article was previously authored by Dr. James Goydos and published on Illumination September 2021. I come from a blue-collar family and vacations were always a way to let my hard-working parents unwind and spend time with the kids. The destination wasn’t as important as the journey with the only requirements for a good vacation spot were that it wasn’t too far away, it wasn’t too expensive, and it offered something for everyone. I grew up in Southern California and so it wasn’t difficult for my parents to find a suitable spots to vacation and I have many fond memories spent on beaches, at Disneyland, and in the local mountains.