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Standing Rock Two Years Later: Public Health Lessons and the Physician’s Responsibility

As physicians, we must educate ourselves on how profit-driven policies lead to specific diseases in the Native American patients we have the privilege to treat. To be sure, involuntary exposure to uranium is a root cause of suffering and disease in these communities. We have a responsibility to our patients to avail ourselves of this… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »

Her kidney donation now could save her granddaughter's life later

The entire family delighted in preparing for their arrival. Adams’ mom, Jamie McNeil, made plans to retire and moved across the country to help care for them. “It was the best feeling ever,” Adams, 35, told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the family’s home near Atlanta. Twenty weeks into her pregnancy, Adams… Read More »