Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy

A shorter period between eating and going to sleep increased the risk of GERD during pregnancy by approximately 12%, according to data from 400 women. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in pregnancy because of changes in gastrointestinal motility caused by hormonal changes, and a short meal-to-bed time (MTBT) also has been associated with increased GERD symptoms, but […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses

In 2 years of working as an emergency nurse at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mawata Kamara has endured countless incidents of violence and abuse from patients. She and her fellow nurses have been hit, kicked, spat on, or verbally threatened with death. Patients have even chased them down hallways or stalked them after being discharged. Recently, […]

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Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime

A Miami-based anesthesiologist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. As a result, she has been removed from patient care duties. Jennifer Susan Wright, MD. Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Jennifer Susan Wright, MD, was arrested on February 19 and charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, and battery with prejudice, a felony hate crime, according to the […]

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