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Circumcision-God’s Covenant

I remember the first time that I witnessed a circumcision. I was an undergraduate student, shadowing various Pediatricians. I watched as the baby was strapped down on a warm, comfortable examination table. I watched as the baby was undressed and his body part numbed. With one quick, swift, horizontal swipe from left to right, the …

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Day 6-Humans

Tall. Average. Petite. Obese. Average. Underweight. Anorexic. Black. Brown. Green. Blue. Hazel. Eyes. Black. Brown. Blonde. Dirty blonde. Grey. White. Hair. The possible combinations of skin, hair, eyes, height, weight, muscle build, fatty tissue, nail thickness, personality, etc. are in the millions. Yes, God made them all. Vitiligo. Neurofibromatosis. Psoriasis. Acne. Acanthosis Nigracans. Rosacea. All …

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Day 3: Herbal Medicine

Mood swings, hot flashes, hair loss, and amenorrhea (no menstrual cycle) for more than a year. Most people are aware of what women experience when they undergo menopause. But the most agitating symptom that my patients complain about during menopause is hot flashes. They describe sleepless nights of wrestling with covers, sheets, the fan, and …

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The Promises of Medicine

Part of practicing family medicine is providing patient education. I have to be able to explain diagnoses and treatments and answer patient questions. A great example is when I diagnose overactive or under-active thyroid disorders (hyper or hypothyroidism). "Will I have to take this medication forever?" I'm often asked. "Yes." "Will the medication work?" Is …

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