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Remember When Contraception Was between You and Your Doctor

Remember when contraception was between you and your doctor? It wasn’t something that needed to be broadcast to the public. Remember when Planned Parenthood was a staple of women’s health and not a political football? From TPM: The Obama administration has enlisted the aid of actress Elizabeth Banks in their latest video targeted at women voters. In the video, Banks discusses a time in her life when she didn’t have health insurance but got care at Planned Parenthood. The video has a personal feel with Banks sharing personal information about her own experiences with birth control. Banks says that after graduating college,

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Natasha Richardson and head injuries

Natasha Richardson, the 45-year-old actress, died today of a head injury. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. We see this over and over again in my line of work. It is the suddenness of trauma. Just yesterday or just this morning… or only an hour ago, our loved one was fine and then something happens. As a trauma surgeon, I have no comment on her initial care, her flight from Canada to New York or her care at a New York hospital. Most of those details have been kept from the press. I will make a few general comments on head

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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