Hormone pills or oral contraceptive pills (OCP), more commonly known as birth control pills, provide many medical benefits in addition to providing contraception.
16,000 babies born in Angola this past year received screening for an oftentimes-overlooked disease thanks to The Texas Children’s Center for Global Health’s new sickle cell disease screening program.
My name is Thato Chris Ramotswe. I was born 8th November 1992 in Maun, Botswana. I am the only child of the late Thabo Chris Ramotswe Sr. and Caroline Vivian Ramotswe.
In 2004, I was diagnosed with the HIV virus. I was 12 years old. Receiving the news was shocking and the only thing I could think was, “how did I get it?”
The news of the Colorado shooting is very shocking and difficult for parents themselves to digest. I actually attended the midnight premiere with my two teenaged nephews and arose the next morning to the news reports as my own toddlers were stirring in their rooms, so I can certainly relate to the concerns parents throughout our nation are facing.
I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend. She mentioned to me that she had seen a sign in our Houston suburb advertising the fact that parents can opt out of school-required vaccines — a fact of which she was completely unaware. Obviously I encounter this issue often in my line of work; however, never have I encountered it so noticeably in my own backyard. If you’re curious as to what the sign read, check out the picture below.