The Darker Side Of Medicine: Another Doctor Assaulted While On Duty

Being a doctor is a noble calling. All those years spent in medical school, then specialization, more studying, sleepless nights on duty, etc… Learning never really ends when you decide to commit yourself to this profession. It takes years, even decades for a person to become a good medical professional. But, not everyone knows how to appreciate all the efforts a doctor has to go through his/her education. Here is the story of Dr Mohammed Ruda, from Baghdad (Iraq).┬áDr Ruda is a resident in general surgery at the Sheikh Zayed…

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What is a “High-Risk” Pregnancy?

Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife: So there’s a number of things that can make a pregnant person high risk. So obesity, being over 35, if you have high blood pressure. If you’re coming into the pregnancy with other medical problems. Diabetes, or substance abuse issues. Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN: For your obstetrician what that means is we need to assess you a little closer and maybe a little bit more frequently. It does not mean that there is no potential for a healthy outcome and delivery with this pregnancy. Leslie,…

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