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Fertility Preservation for Young Cancer Patients

Aug 16, 2019

When parents are faced with a child's cancer diagnosis, they’re overwhelmed with fear about medications, surgery, and the possibility of losing their child. It can also be hard to imagine how cancer treatment now may impact their child’s future ability to have children of their own. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. Douglas Fair and Dr. Joe Letourneau about fertility preservation in young patients and what options are available.

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Health Minute: Will a Hernia Go Away on Its Own?

Aug 16, 2019

If you have a hernia and it’s causing you pain, you need to get it treated. Hernias will not go away on their own. Learn what treatment options are available from surgeon Dr. Rodney Barker in 60 seconds on this Health Minute.

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How Jury Duty Can Impact a Woman’s Health

Aug 14, 2019

t may not seem like it, but being called away to jury duty can have a big impact on the Seven Domains of Women’s Health—especially if you’re a working mother. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains the history of women serving on juries, how it can impact your health, and how to appeal your summons if you just can’t get away.

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Rising Costs Force Some with Diabetes to Sacrifice Basic Needs for Medicine

Aug 12, 2019

Millions of Americans with diabetes inject themselves with insulin every day, or multiple times a day, to manage their disease. While that’s hard enough the soaring price of the drug has made things that much harder. Nurse practitioner and researcher Dr. Michelle Litchman discusses the plight of people with diabetes who are having to undergo extremes such as foregoing basic needs and taking part in underground trading just to stay healthy.

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