Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Thu Tran, MD,FACOG

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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Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: Message to Our Pregnant Patients

March 30, 2020

You are pregnant, and the fear of Coronavirus is keeping you up at night.  There has yet not been enough research on COVID-19 in pregnant patients, so fear is understandable.  Below is helpful information for you from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. www.ACOG.org  As more studies are done, this information may change over…

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Coronation of a Virus: While Preparing for it, Do Not Forget to Live

March 10, 2020

I don’t remember how many weeks that, whenever I wake up and turn on the TV for news of the day while preparing for work, I have been bombarded with statistics on how many people have died around the world from Coronavirus, and how many more people were diagnosed with this specific strain, Covid-19.  My…

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Kale Chips

January 29, 2020

KALE CHIPS: A popular and healthy party snack that goes very fast! I can eat these chips from a whole head of kale in one sitting! It is very addictive, the healthy kind of addition. Some of you might wonder what they taste like? Some of us, including me, think they taste similar to the…

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Stir Fry Kale and Beef

January 29, 2020

Ingredients: One head of kale with leaves removed from thick stems and cut into 1 inch pieces. 1 LB lean beef A medium onion sliced or chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp of Soy Sauce or Oyster Sauce (Note: most big grocery stores have Oyster sauce. Asian grocery stores have more selections. There’s also “Vegetarian” Oyster…

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CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER

January 29, 2020

SIDE DISH CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER ( from Todd and Ellen Gray’s ” The New Jewish Table”) Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins2 tablespoons canola oil1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 head cauliflower ( or the equivalent mix of several heirloom varieties),cut into 1/2-inch florets.1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds1 tablespoon chopped parsley3/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions:…

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Chickpeas and Tomatoes Salad with Mint

January 29, 2020

CHICKPEA SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE AND MINT, adapted from “The New Jewish Table” of Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray Makes About 6 Cups Ingredients: Two 15.5 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes 1 cup very thinly sliced red onion (about 1 small onion) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (…

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