Dr. Miguel Fiol Returns From Ravaged Puerto Rico

Dr. Fiol, Department of Neurology, was vacationing with his family in San Juan when Hurricane Maria hit. He had the option fly home but decided to stay so he could be a part of the recovery efforts. Following the hurricane he volunteered at an emergency shelter in San Juan's convention center, which housed hundreds of evacuees. "You constantly saw people with stress reactions, anxiety attacks, diabetes that was out of control, people with wounds that were not healing. There were no antibiotics. We had no antibiotics to give them," said Dr. Fiol. Read the full story.

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