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Doctors’ Tales by Uche Anyanwagu: Negotiating Our Treatment

Doctors’ Tales by Uche Anyanwagu: Negotiating Our Treatment

🕔04:38, 21.Nov 2018

I am Uche Anyanwagu. I now know that hypertension is a silent killer. Check your BP regularly. Stroke is not caused by jazz. Seek help once you see these signs. Act FAST.

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Doctors’ Tales by Uche Anyanwagu: Negotiating Our Treatment

Doctors’ Tales by Uche Anyanwagu: Negotiating Our Treatment

🕔19:48, 19.Nov 2018

The lady leaned on the counter and bent over to speak to the Chemist-man. “Onye Chemist…” she said in her local parlance (a popular name for patent medicine dealers). “…mixituru m ogwu…” (Loosely translated: “please mix for me some drugs…”).

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Doctor’s Tales: The Rope that Hangs (Part 1)

Doctor’s Tales: The Rope that Hangs (Part 1)

🕔16:31, 12.Nov 2018

He reached out for the dangling ends of the rope of his kaftan trousers. He pulled the entire length out. Holding a small length of it in between both hands, he pulled it tight. He smiled to himself and nodded twice. This smile was pale. His smile was fake – that kind that can only come from the facial muscles not anywhere near the heart.

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Doctor’s Tales: She Ate Her Children

Doctor’s Tales: She Ate Her Children

🕔17:22, 5.Nov 2018

“That lady did not eat any of her children,” the elderly doctor thundered in anger in response to the woman who had accompanied her son and daughter-in-law to see him for the umpteenth time. “Neither did she sacrifice her womb to the marine spirits. She is not an abiku (ogbanje) either.”

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The Carnage In Plateau And The Complicity Of Silence

The Carnage In Plateau And The Complicity Of Silence

🕔07:04, 6.Jul 2018

Is it any wonder that our President (and his predecessors) will ignore the bombings that took hundreds of lives in his backyard to send condolence messages to France for the death of a few at Nice (and Charlie Herbdo) or to US (at San Bernardino)?

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How To Avoid HIV: Once Upon A Lab Test

How To Avoid HIV: Once Upon A Lab Test

🕔14:23, 2.Jul 2018

— Uche Anyanwagu Nne was always falling sick, and was in the habit of treating malaria every two weeks. She does this without any examination or investigation. Once any little symptom shows up, she prepares a cocktail of medicines and

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Dear Professor Osibanjo, Have You No Shame?

Dear Professor Osibanjo, Have You No Shame?

🕔13:22, 26.Jun 2018

Do you ever get tired of these rhetorics, Prof Osibanjo? Have you joined your principal, President Buhari, to lose shame as well?

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Uche, Our Typhoid Mary

Uche, Our Typhoid Mary

🕔14:08, 25.Jun 2018

“Simple hygienic practices like washing hands after using the toilets, peeing, and touching anything will help.So will avoidance of oral/anal sex with a carrier of the bacterium, avoiding or washing thoroughly fruits and vegetables fertilised with human waste and others

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Yes, You! Have You Checked Your BP?

Yes, You! Have You Checked Your BP?

🕔12:24, 12.Jun 2018

The question struck us like the proverbial bolt from the blues. In a way, it brought us back to reality.

This was my feeling and that of many other medical students as we encircled our consultant in her clinic.

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My Codeine Story!

My Codeine Story!

🕔17:00, 4.Jun 2018

I would feel so nauseous and vomit bile as the paracetamol mixed with codeine squeezed my liver.

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