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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
My Migraine Saga: All the Tricks I Learned Beginning to (Hopefully) End – Part 2 (The Actual List of Tricks)
March 8 2017

If you want to know the background on why I even started compiling this list, check out My Migraine Saga: All the Tricks I Learned Beginning to (Hopefully) End – Part 1 (Background).  In short, I was struck down by debilitating migraines in September of 2016.  After a twisty, turny diagnostic process, mine turned out […]

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My Migraine Saga: All the Tricks I Learned Beginning to (Hopefully) End – Part 1 (Background)
March 8 2017

Let’s just say it’s been quite a 7 months. I used to be one of those people who could say “I can count the number of headaches I’ve had in my life on one hand and have fingers left.”  Well, let me tell you, that ship has sailed.  I had my first migraine in 2005 […]

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My 11 year-old’s IQ is 95th percentile AND he has a Learning Disorder AND he has ADHD
January 18 2017

Say WHAT?!!  You didn’t think a kid with a Dysgraphia and ADHD could be a straight up genius?!  Well, as a smart-mouth person once said, “Don’t raise your eyebrows, raise your expectations!”   I absolutely love that quote, because it basically says — stop selling people short because of your own biases.  A lot of times […]

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Start with Why and Work Your Way Out
October 19 2016

Whoa.  You know how sometimes amazing things just fall in your lap when you least expect them, but when you most need them?  That just happened to me.  A colleague, who also happens to be a physician with specialty in psychiatry reached out to me because he is thinking of leaving clinical medicine.  He is […]

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Sometimes #WhatADoctorLooksLike is a Black Woman
October 18 2016

I was proud to support Dr. Tamika Cross and raise the voice of Black women physicians across this country by interviewing with BBC London’s Newsday Radio Show regarding the #WhatADoctorLooksLike movement.  You can listen to the interview by clicking the link below. Earlier this month, Dr. Tamika Cross posted on Facebook about her experience on […]

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You Don’t Really Care About Police Lives
September 28 2016

At the peak of my devastation and anger over the killings of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher, I penned this op-ed. I thought long and hard before shopping it and came close to shelving it, but was encouraged by my new friend who said it brought tears to her eyes and my childhood friend  […]

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Marijuana Use and Abuse on the Rise
September 2 2016

According to a recent article in Psychiatry Advisor, as perceptions of marijuana change, more American adults are using marijuana than ever before, and they’re using it more often.  Highlights: Wilson Compton, MD, deputy director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, and colleagues surveyed 596 500 adults from 2002 to 2014. Use in the […]

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THC Reduces Motivation for High Reward Tasks in Rats
August 27 2016

In a new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, researchers at University of British Columbia in Vancouver explored the connection between marijuana use and neural mechanisms involved in cognitive processing. Data show that THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, does not impair the rats’ ability to perform or complete cognitively demanding tasks, […]

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Dysgraphia: What the heck is it and how do I know if my child has it?
August 25 2016

My family and I just took the vacation of a lifetime to Rio for the Olympic Games (can you say UTTERLY AMAZING!).  Of course, school has already started, but luckily, we are in Montessori school whose motto is that living is learning.  To ensure the kids had an educational experience, we had them keep daily journals […]

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Essential Oils for Migraines (and more)
August 11 2016

Oh suh-nap! I am about to be totally obsessed with essential oils. Ok — about a year ago I posted on Facebook that  I was lamenting over the smell of three humans of the male variety plus two animals of the four-legged variety stinking up the entire house. Several of my FB friends recommended a […]

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