Author name: Dr.Jackie Barne

Black Women Less Likely to Get Laparoscopic Fibroid Surgeries

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Surgery for uterine fibroids can often be done through minimally invasive techniques that avoid a hospital stay. But Black and Hispanic women may be less likely to receive these treatments, a recent study finds. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. Sometimes …

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Black Families and ‘The Talk’

SOURCES: Nick Battle, EdD, vice president, Association of Black Therapists; professional counselor licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Earl Turner, PhD, associate professor of psychology, Pepperdine University; founder, Therapy For Black Kids; member, American Psychological Association Task Force on Police Use of Force Against African Americans; founder, Turner Psychological and Consulting Services. …

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Finding Meaning and Joy After Spinal Cord Injury

Aug. 26, 2022 – Preethi Srinivasan was an 18-year-old with a bright future in sports and academics. A state-level medalist in swimming, she was also a proficient cricket player and dreamed of representing her native India in cricket. Her academic achievements were equally stellar, and she was enrolled in a 5-year MBA course in Chennai, …

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ADHD Drug Adderall in Short Supply

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Labor shortages at Teva Pharmaceuticals have made Adderall, a widely used attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug, hard to find in some drugstores. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that there’s no overall shortage of ADHD medications. Only Teva is reporting supply …

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Why Do We Lie About Our Health?

Aug. 29, 2022 — The nurse practitioner called me before my virtual consult with my doctor with a few quick questions. “Have you felt depressed lately?” Nope, I said confidently, even though I’d been white-knuckling this parenting-two-little-kids-during-a-pandemic thing. “Great! That’s what we like to hear!” she replied. In that moment, I felt proud – She’s …

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