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Dear Johanny, You did it!  You graduated from Georgetown University with high honors, after four years of hard work.  You were in the same stadium with the Crown Prince of Jordan and so many others whom a shallow society would deem more important than you.  It was not just the four years at Georgetown, but…

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For many years I taught kids’ yoga. It kept me in shape, lifted my spirits and brought much joy into my life. It defined me. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2003, I was doing remarkably well. A diagnosis of right temporal lobe epilepsy (due to a nasty MS lesion) in 2012 ended all that.…

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Last Saturday, our group of friends organized an event at Dr. Chitra Rajagopal’s farm in Gaithersburg on behalf of the William Penn House Quaker Foundation (WPH).  The event raised fund for WPH 2016 community garden project.  In 2015, several of us helped WPH provide 50 families in SE Washington with garden boxes.  The recipients, including one…

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Zofran (Ondansetron): No Link to Fetal Malformation  A recent study by Dr. Marlena Fejzo of UCLA, published in the Journal of Reproductive Toxicology, did not find a link between Zofran intake during pregnancy and birth defects, in contrast to previous studies.  Earlier studies led the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to caution their specialists…

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Happy Mother’s Day to the young and beautiful Syrian mother who was having coffee with a reporter one morning in Turkey before her planned trip to Greece to hopefully join her children in Belgium who had left before her.  Why did her family leave Syria taking such dangerous route through the sea? For the children’s…

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