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Moons & Menstruation 

“She has five children.” “What?” I had completely zoned out. “Five children?” I glanced at the health record in my hands. “But when I screened her in Kandi she told me she has eight children. Eight pregnancies, eight deliveries, and … Continue reading

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Unrecoverable

I glance at my watch. Eleven o’clock. I rub my eyes, aware that my hands are far from clean. Dried sweat and grimy hand sanitizer cling shamelessly to my knuckles and nails. But I couldn’t care less. Twenty feet in front of … Continue reading

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Playing God

“We have been waiting here since Monday. We came from Nigeria.” Our eyes meet. I glance at the four-year-old twins next to him, both struggling to balance on extremely bowed legs. I try to hide my expression from their father, … Continue reading

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From Michigan to Madagascar

“That sounds so cool. You should totally do it,” I affirmed, cupping my steamy, tea-filled mug. Kelsey, my dear friend and college comrade, smiled. “You should think about doing it with me.” I inhaled earl grey steam and pondered. “Mercy … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Triage Your Date

“Welcome to the Emergency Department. What brings you in tonight?” “I’m having chest pain.” (I now initiate eye contact and pay more attention) “Okay. [typing noises] When did it start?” “Five days ago.” (less concerned now) “Does it hurt more when … Continue reading

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