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Some of the other LadyDocs and I invite you to join us for an exciting event, the March for Science in Washington DC on April 22nd, Earth Day. Becoming active, vocal, and engaged with our communities about the value of science is one way we work to counter long-standing social and economic causes of poor health. Injury…

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Lots of people – mostly women – give my Bethesda psychotherapy practice a call to begin couples therapy. Most of the time, both spouses are committed to seeking help and we’re able to get started right away. Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is desperately wanting couples therapy but needs guidance about how to ask their spouse…

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As a pediatrician, I often counsel teens and their parents. I love teenagers and yet, they are in a precarious position where they make choices that can affect their futures profoundly, and they are easily led into dangerous territory. They have amazing potential, they want to make their mark on the world and assert their…

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Colorectal cancer will strike one of 20 people in the US over their lifetime, including both men and women. Colon cancer is curable by surgery if it is diagnosed early. Therefore, screening is recommended at age 50 for most people, age 45 for African Americans, and earlier for some people at high risk such as…

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“Hillbilly Elegy” has been on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks. The author is a 31 year old Yale law school graduate who grew up in “Rust Belt” Ohio, but whose roots are from Appalachian Kentucky. He explains the culture and circumstances of poor working class whites. As he puts it, “Americans call…

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