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    Who is Who on the Hospital Team?

    We have a saying among physicians – “you never want to be sick and admitted to the hospital in July.” In medicine, July 1st is the beginning of our year. Physicians

    June 30th, 2024 | 10 Comments

    Authentic is My Word, What is Yours?

    I just returned from the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) conference. This year’s conference title was Maternal and Women’s Health and Wellness in the

    June 24th, 2024 | 4 Comments

    What do you know about Sickle Cell Disease?

    I remember one of my friends telling me about one of her pregnant patients whose blood test showed she had hemoglobin AS. The patient knew it was a sickle cell trait and was healthy without problems.

    June 16th, 2024 | 1 Comment

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    This past weekend, I went to visit my mother, who lives in New York City. She was hospitalized earlier this month. She was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. By the time she got to

    May 27th, 2024 | 6 Comments

    Movement is Life

    Whenever a patient complains of joint pain preventing them from moving, I use my mother’s favorite quote: “Movement is life.” If we are not moving, we get stiff, and then

    May 19th, 2024 | 2 Comments
    Secure Your Copy of Sincerely, Your Gynecologist by Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu.

    With her trademark wit and straightforward communication, Dr. Osuagwu continues to dole out valuable medical advice using the letter form and addressing women’s health conditions and issues in a method that was praised for its innovative approach in her earlier award-winning book, Letters to My Sisters: Plain Truths and Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist. In this book, each letter is paired with reference sources and statistics about the condition that is the subject of the letter.

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    Secure Your Copy of Letters to My Sisters by Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu.

    The book discusses common gynecological and women’s health issues in a series of witty and entertaining letters. These letters, all educational, offer suggestions on what approaches to take in tackling the medical problems that typically bring women to an ob/gynecologist. The letters are spiced with art, a poem and quotes. Although its emphasis is on gynecology and women’s health, it touches on some other medical issues that make women visit their doctors.

    The second half of the book briefly discusses the most common gynecological conditions and also provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections. A list of annotated websites dealing with the different topics in the book is provided for the reader who wants to pursue each subject in depth.

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