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Stephen King's Movie "It" and The Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Sunday, 24th September, 2017

My husband and I had not gone to see a movie for a long time until last weekend. I was going to propose a romantic movie such as “Tulip Fever,” but we were told it didn’t have a good review. I have always liked horror movies so I quickly urged my husband to take me to see Stephen King’s “It.” I don’t know why I like horror movies. ...

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The Global Meaning of Hurricanes
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Friday, 8th September, 2017

This afternoon I delivered a beautiful baby girl. Her grandmother and mother did not cry as much as her father. He literally was sobbing and could not stop. She was their second daughter. Her five years old sister’s photo was by her mother’s bedside, showing a stunningly photogenic girl, a perfect blend between her African American mother and Caucasian father. ...

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Our "Cute" Life: The Things We Leave Behind
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 26th August, 2017

My older sister has recently moved to New Zealand. The weeks before she left were so hectic for her and her husband, as they realized they could not bring everything from their house in Fairfax, Virginia, with them. What items would be important to you from the more than twenty years you lived in a certain city? Will you make mistakes leaving behind or giving away objects that ...

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Into the Wild...But Know Your Limits!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Friday, 11th August, 2017

A few months ago, Dr. Seidelman and her husband went to Peru and wrote a blog about her amazing experience. Since Peru had been on my bucket list for a very long time, I urged my husband to consider going to Peru for our summer vacation. David went hiking and camping in Peru up the entire “old Inca trail” a long time ago when he had finished a two year stint as ...

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Health News: Coffee Consumption and Longevity; High Dose Vitamin D Decreases Sunburn Effects; Antidepressants' Effects in Pregnancy;Antibiotics and Birth Defects...
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Friday, 21st July, 2017

Coffee Consumption Could Improve Lifespan Two large studies, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found a link between lower mortality risk and coffee consumption. The study from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, reviewed data on185,855 of middle aged to older Americans over a decade. The researchers found ...

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A Walk in the Wild: My Adventure with Wilderness Medicine
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 15th July, 2017

I dropped out of my girl scout troop in Vietnam at around nine years old. I had barely started the girl scout journey a few weeks before. It was a steamy hot summer day in Saigon, and our troop had to wait in the sun for the President of South Vietnam to visit all the boy and girl scout troops in the biggest park of the city. Even as a young girl, I felt the injustice of having ...

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The War Zone We Created: Jump Before the Water Reaches Your Ankles!
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 17th June, 2017

Before reading further, please be advised that this blog represents my view, as I am not speaking for all the lady docs writers. The beauty of our friendship is the recognition that our political views might be very different but regardless, we work with each other toward a common goal to better our community. Where were you a few days ago when the Republican congressmen ...

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Health News: Hepatitis C Rates in Pregnancy; Wine and Breast Cancer; Foods and Depression; Breast Cancer Rates in Asian American Women...
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Friday, 26th May, 2017

Hepatitis C (HCV) On the Rise in Pregnant Women US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed a doubling between 2009 to 2014 of hepatitis C (HCV) infections in pregnant women. Increased incidences were found especially in W. Virginia and Tennessee where there’s a high risk for opioid addiction. The HCV rate nationwide ...

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Happy Mother's Day Message from Victorian Poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 13th May, 2017

SONNETS ARE FULL OF LOVE, AND THIS MY TOME Christina Rossetti, 1830 - 1894 Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome Has many sonnets: so here now shall be One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home, To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome; Whose service is my special ...

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The Rides in Two Maryland Counties, With a Common Goal
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

Last Saturday, six of us participated in a 27 mile bike ride - the Tree House’s Tour de Cookie. Tree House is a nonprofit organization with the mission of public investment in foster children, the most vulnerable children in our society. This Tour de Cookie ride is especially fun, as there’s a cookie stop every few miles to replenish our energy. We probably took ...

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