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Not Everyone with Endometriosis Should Get a Hysterectomy Like Lena Dunham

The simple fact is that endometriosis pain is tied to estrogen provided by the ovaries. Therefore, even if the uterus is removed, the pain may continue if even just one ovary remains.

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8 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Your Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the hardest (and most common) challenges women face. If you have not had a miscarriage yourself, you most certainly have a best friend, sister, or daughter who has. There are many myths floating around the internet, however there are a few important truths everyone should know about miscarriage. 1. You aren’t… Continue reading 8 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Your Miscarriage

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The Wrist Band Challenge: A Safe “Strike” Against Unsafe Working Conditions That Can Harm Patients (and Physicians)

My shift had finally ended. As a second- year resident, I was driving home after 30 hours awake straight. During this time, I delivered several babies, performed a cesarean section or two, a couple of circumcisions, rounded on many patients the following morning, triaged new patients, and taught medical students. Never during that 30 hours… Continue reading The Wrist Band Challenge: A Safe “Strike” Against Unsafe Working Conditions That Can Harm Patients (and Physicians)

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Working the Holidays: The Invisible Heroes of Healthcare

No one wants to be sick around the holidays, or go into labor during Christmas Eve Service.  We are constantly reminded that we have no control over these things as emergencies arise 365 days a year and thankfully, there is always a place to seek help and someone who is ready to be of assistance.… Continue reading Working the Holidays: The Invisible Heroes of Healthcare

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Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?

Eight weeks after I delivered my 3rd child, I was diagnosed with a 4 cm lung mass.  Yes, you heard that right. For those in medicine, this is terrifying to hear as the first thing that comes to mind is lung cancer.  Lung cancer is notoriously hard to treat, typically fatal with a short life… Continue reading Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?