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Parts Unknown: What I Will Miss About Anthony Bourdain
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Thursday, 14th June, 2018

Over the years, I have heard of many suicides from patients and friends, from the media on famous people like the Hemingway family members or actor Robin Williams. There was an elderly patient who went to me for quite a few years, forming a mutual bond beyond the usual patient-doctor relationship. I knew many details about her personal life including a very close relationship ...

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Basic Strategies for Stress Management
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

Everyone deals with stress in his or her own way. Some of us seem to have as busy and as stressful a life as others, yet we seem to have little or no anxiety or depression, whereas others in similar situations suffer significantly. Some of us, when feeling stressed, develop “bad” habits, like drinking alcohol or using other drugs, or engaging in binge eating. Others ...

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Letter to Johanny : Another Step to the Stars!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 21st April, 2018

Dear Johanny, It has been three years since we first met, you as a third year college student from the Georgetown Scholarship Program, me as an obstetrician who came to tell you and your friends in the program about my journey as a young, poor immigrant trying to reach for the stars and achieving my dream of becoming a physician. I urged all of you not to give up your dreams, ...

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Acrylamide in Coffee? I Am Not Giving Up My Daily Two Cups!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Sunday, 8th April, 2018

Every Sunday morning, a group of Lady Docs friends and I take our run or walk on the C&O canal by the Potomac River, a five mile run or four mile speed walk. We then regroup at the starting point and drive to Black Lion Cafe, a charming Ethiopian coffee house in Rockville, to spend an hour chatting about our week or our concerns about the world. I have participated in this ...

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March For Our Lives, Listen to the Children Cry!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 24th March, 2018

In 2006, Elizabeth Edwards, ex-wife of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards poignantly told stories about her grief over her oldest son who had died in a car accident at 16 years old. Mrs. Edwards was fighting stage 4 breast cancer and died a few years after the interview. Elizabeth Edwards, like a typical mother who had lost a child, grieved for a long time over ...

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A Quest for Longevity by the "Experts"
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Three years ago, on Father’s Day, I wrote a blog about my father and how strong he was at 92 years old. Last weekend, we celebrated his 95th birthday. I was on call and delivered two babies, a boy and a girl. My patients were both beaming when I told them how their babies now share a birthday with my father. My patients were surprised to hear how my father still drives, ...

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Health News: Limitation of Over the Counter Antidiarrheal Medication; Depression Prevalence in American Adults; Brain Concussion Blood Test Approved by FDA
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 17th February, 2018

Limitation of OTC Antidiarrheal Medication Doses by FDA The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will work with manufacturers to limit the number of doses in packages of over the counter antidiarrheal medication Loperamide ( Imodium). Loperamide (Imodium A-D) can lead to serious heart problems and even death when consumed in a higher dosage than ...

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Taxi Driver Wisdom
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Sunday, 21st January, 2018

It is a beautiful weekend in the Washington area and all around the country. A group of friends from our Lady Docs circle and I decided months ago that we would spend a weekend together in a little town in the horse country of Virginia as our first gathering for 2018. Similar to January 20th of last year, this weekend is not very peaceful around the country. The government ...

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MMR and TDAP Vaccines in Young Adults
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Friday, 12th January, 2018

Do you have family members of college age? In recent years, there have been quite a few mumps outbreaks on college campuses and military compound. From the end of July through September 2017, there were 26 cases of mumps reported in 140 military recruits from a military compound in Switzerland. Vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella outbreaks are combined in a single ...

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The Power of Friendship, Our 2018 Message to You!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 30th December, 2017

Wasn’t 2017 an overly interesting year? I do not recall another year when I would rush home from work almost everyday to have dinner in front of the television to watch the news and read the newspapers. I admit I had less time to exercise this year and vow to change that habit in 2018. I have blamed my “tendonitis” in my right arm for not doing my usual pushups ...

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