Racism

I imagine the relatively easy part for most doctors of my generation of baby-boomers is to accept racism as real and persistent. We were never exactly encouraged to share our personal experiences with racism in medical school. My class of 180 students at the Medical College of Georgia had about 30% women and enough African-Americans…

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harmone

As a practicing ob-gyn for the last 35 years, I have certainly seen the “hormone wars.” As is true in so many subjects in medicine, studies are presented that demonstrate a significant benefit of a drug or supplement, only to be challenged months or years later with the opposite findings, leading to confusion and angst,…

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As a novelist and as a reader, I believe stories can impact our lives. They bring us to emotional brinks, challenge our way of thinking, and introduce new ideas. Sometimes a character shows us we’re not alone in our feelings. I believe controversial works can be catalysts for uncomfortable but necessary conversations. The Netflix series,…

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