Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Thu Tran, MD,FACOG

Powerhouse Veggies – especially during COVID times

July 4, 2022

Summer is here, when local vegetables are more abundant, some of which we can even grow in our own vegetable gardens.  Are there some that we could eat to help fight illness during the Covid pandemic? Vegetables are generally what we should consume daily in great amounts, but some are known to be anti-oxidant powerhouses. …

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A Special Medical School Graduate: A Salute to Johanny

May 27, 2022

Last week, my family took a flight to Jacksonville, Florida, to attend the medical school graduation (from the Mayo Clinic) of our young friend and former mentee Johanny.  We were moved and honored to have witnessed the day when Johanny’s dream came true.  She made it through medical school, and will be on her way…

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About Masks …

January 22, 2022

I can’t believe we still talk about masks, two years into this Covid pandemic.  It is nostalgic to think of the days when my patients and I could talk freely to each other without fearing that we could inadvertently infect each other with a deadly virus.  I often wonder now, how my new patients look…

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October Health Pearls – Alcohol, Intermittent Fasting, and the Covid-Diabetes Connection

October 19, 2021

Alcohol Consumption and Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk:  Drinking Frequency vs Quantity A study from Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, S. Korea, recently released in JAMA Network Open, shows drinking frequency being more important than the alcohol quantity in raising the risk of GI cancer.  The 6 cancers targeted in the study were: esophagus, stomach, colorectal, liver,…

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Health care heroes working while pregnant during covid.

Pregnancy during a pandemic – here’s what you should think about

August 1, 2021

At the end of March, 2020, our country entered a lockdown phase to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Life stood still, with families huddled in uncertainty of when they would  reemerge into their old, normal life.  Many obstetricians predicted that nine months later, there would be an explosion of births all around the United Stated. …

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A Grateful Ride through the Maddening 2020

December 26, 2020

Under our masks, my new patients and I do not know how we really look.  My former patients and I recognize each other only through our eyes.  We are moving through this maddening 2020 year, not knowing when we will be the next one to contract the invisible virus that could end all the plans…

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Oasis Farms and the Cycle of Giving: a Productive Summer on Dr. Rajagopal’s Farm

August 15, 2020

What have you done to relax during this COVID-19 crisis? After all, there’s only so much walking or exercising we can do daily outside of work which, for most people, has been confined to home.  Many activities have been frozen until a “safer” time.  When will that safer time come, nobody knows. So far, this…

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On Independence Day: Civil Liberty and the Wearing of Masks

July 4, 2020

So here we are, facing another big wave of Coronavirus in 36 states, with Texas and Florida leading the pack, having the highest case reports.  Am I shocked?  Not unless I have been away on another planet and did not get to follow the news for a month or so, about how this surge will…

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Covid-19 and the New Normal: Are We Doing Our Part?

May 23, 2020

Tomorrow afternoon, my husband and I will attend a “ Zoom funeral” for one of his close friends who died of COVID-19 at Georgetown hospital last weekend.  He caught the virus from his wife, a healthcare provider who caught it herself from an asymptomatic patient at the hospital where she worked.  We also joined a…

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An Easter and Passover Message, in the Time of Coronavirus

April 12, 2020

This morning, one of our  Lady Docs Corner Cafe dear friends, Dr. Joann Urquart, a cardiologist, sent us a link to a very well written and moving article by a movie producer and writer, Julio Vincent Gambuto, titled “ Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting.”  This writer knows the human condition and psychology very well, as shown by…

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