Disaster Preparedness in a Pregnant Woman

In the days leading up to Hurricane Harvey, I found myself having disaster preparedness conversation with my patients as part of their routine prenatal visits. Disasters, natural or man-made, disrupt people’s lives, families and the community.  In addition, disasters affect access to your physician and medical services. Disasters also place an individual and their body under increased stress and may…

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Let’s Talk About Herpes

Let’s talk about herpes simplex virus. There’re two main types of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV2).  HSV2 is most often transmitted by genital or anal intercourse. HSV 1 is most commonly transmitted orally and is associated with cold sores. However, both strands of HSV can be transmitted orally or genitally.   As a…

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Five reasons why I exercise

Five reasons why I exercise: Unfortunately, I cannot control my family history. However, we can control risk factors. For me as a person of African descent and as many my family history is rich with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. I can and do reduce my risks by maintain a healthy weight with a good BMI (Body Mass Index)…

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Five reasons why I decide to start blogging

Creative outlet. I am left handed by nature, so I am supposed to be creative and artistic. No sure that I am. I don’t sketch, paint or do anything crafty. However, I am quite dexterous, I work with my hands, I am an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and operate quite regularly.  I like photography and consider myself an amateur/ hobbyist photographer at best.…

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