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Nadia Hashimi, M.D.


Three Letters From Sarajevo

November 3, 2018

On Sunday evening, my husband and I attended a music event at Strathmore, a concert meant to broaden our horizons. Three Letters from Sarajevo, by Goran Bregović, a diversely talented Serbian-Croatian musician. For much of the evening, I found my thoughts drifting to the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue and the lives senselessly ended.  Each…

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On Valor and Vitality – Lessons from Senator McCain’s ‘Battle’ Against Cancer

August 30, 2018

Senator John McCain’s “maverick” politics placed him among the most intriguing contemporary legislators. His policies and feud with the current president continue to inspire support and criticism from the partisan masses. But Senator McCain’s last year of life also inspired conversations about how we cope with illness, both individually and collectively. In July of 2017,…

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Netflix 13: How to Start the Discussion

June 10, 2017

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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The Throes of History

April 28, 2016

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wrote the following semi-fictional piece, originally published in Italian on March 7, 2016 in la Repubblica. In 1979, when Soviet tanks rolled into Afghanistan to begin a decade long invasion, my parents decide to stay in the United States and grow roots like the elm tree that shades our…

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When the Moon Is Low, a Book Review by Author Dr. Nadia Hashimi

July 26, 2015

With the UN reporting that there are now 60 million displaced persons in our world, it’s imperative we pay attention to the plight of those looking to redefine home. The numbers were staggering when I began my research into the refugee crisis in 2009 but have continued to rise, unfortunately. The pediatrician in me is particularly moved to…

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A Note of Caution Regarding Infant and Toddler Foods

March 17, 2015

A study published in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics reminds us, as parents and pediatricians, that not all food products designed for toddlers are healthy choices. The researchers set out to evaluate the sodium and sugar content of a variety of foods targeted for infants and toddlers. After examining labels of over a thousand…

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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, A Reflection from author Dr. Nadia Hashimi

May 23, 2014

On May 6th of this year, I walked into our local Barnes & Noble with my husband and our two children. We had to see it to believe it. The novel I’d written three years ago was sitting front and center on the “New Release” table – touchable and very real. “Mommy, there’s your book,” my son…

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Safe Sleeping – The Latest in Newborn Positioning and More

April 21, 2014

When speaking to a new parent, it usually takes less than two minutes before conversation turns to the topic of sleep. Not surprising, given the many issues surrounding sleep (or the lack thereof!) in the first few months of life. One of the latest pushes in safer sleep practices is awareness about the risks associated…

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Baby Pearly Whites – Handle With Care!

February 27, 2014

How much should we care about “baby teeth”?  After all, there’s another set of “real” teeth coming in a few years, right?  When we look at the facts, there’s a lot of reason to care about those pearly white primary teeth and it’s not just about the tooth fairy!   What was once known as…

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Influenza season is upon us – focus on pediatrics cold and flu with some general tips

January 6, 2014

With cold and flu season upon us, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of what we can do to keep our little ones healthy and treat the symptoms when they arise despite our best efforts. A central theme to pediatric care is prevention, which is why we advocate so strongly for immunizing the entire…

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