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The Doctor’s View: Fighting Death's Sting

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Life is annoyingly unpredictable and for those of us who survive solely on the straining but tight grip we have on whatever control we can garner, this volatility can be quite devastating. I once had a love for pregnant women and wanted to spend my life helping them but passion sometimes burns itself out and after […]

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The Doctor’s View: Hospital Hierarchy

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: “The patient is your boss.” I felt my eyes widen at the statement as everything in me rebelled at the idea. Everyone else in the meeting-room remained in the same positions with looks of boredom which had been the dominant expression on their faces for the past hour or so. Even Batman would have been impressed […]

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The Doctor’s View: Of Shadows That Haunt My Steps

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Every now and then new diseases are discovered and while some are named thus just so the pharmaceutical companies can get every last penny out of gullible individuals, others are simply just a way for the world to define something they don't understand. I verily discovered one such condition recently and I'm well on my way […]

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The Doctor’s View: Hospital Martial Arts

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Dealing with patients who have acute psychosis can get complicated but it's far more challenging when you mix with it a physical illness of sorts. It then comes close to the type of fictional cases Dr. House would be looking to solve; are there 2 separate diseases or is the medical illness causing the psychosis? Perhaps there […]

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The Doctor’s View: The Night of the Flu

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Every now and again, we get the flu; it could come from anywhere. Whether we ate something that didn't agree with us, or if we're staying with someone that has the sniffles and it spreads (then again, that says a bit about our hygiene.) Sometimes, it's from those creepy little restaurants that will give you the […]

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The Doctor’s View: The Drug Battle

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: And now, we shall talk about something more frightening and a million times more personal than what I've been talking about so far. This happened at the beginning of internship and frightened me more than I thought was possible. The hazards of medical care far outweigh those of many professions; even if you were a dragon-fighter, […]

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