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Thu Tran, MD,FACOG

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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 butter 1 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…

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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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Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir Fry

January 29, 2020

For 2014, be adventuresome! Walk into an Asian grocery store and pick some vegetables you have never tried before. Pick a basic stir-fry sauce (black bean or oyster sauce), and create a dish! You might fall in love with your new dish like I have and you might find yourself loving a new vegetable as I have…

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Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou (Pesto Soup)

January 28, 2020

Below is a recipe of Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou, or Pesto Soup. It’s a simple vegetarian soup with the divine taste because of the “Pistou,” not exactly like the Italian “Pesto,” because of parmesan cheese as an ingredient. I used Thai Basil instead of Italian basil, as the mild bitterness of Thai basil gave it a stronger taste. I…

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2019 National Race to End Women’s Cancer

November 4, 2019

This morning, my husband and I and several friends met at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. for our third 5K run/walk for National Race to End Women’s Cancer, to support the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.  Gynecologic cancers include Ovarian, Cervical, Endometrial/Uterine, Vulva and Vaginal Cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society statistics, there were 110,070…

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Hypertension Effect in Pre-Pregnancy Period; USPSTF Drafted Recommendation on HCV Screening; Prolonged Topical Steroid Use and Type 2 Diabetes,

August 31, 2019

Hypertension in Either Partner Can Delay Pregnancy Time  A study from China of 2,234,350 eligible couples, spanning from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, showed that preconception hypertension in either partner (high blood pressure in pre-pregnancy period) would prolonged the time to pregnancy. Women with hypertension were found to have 21% lower rate of…

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