Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cancer 101

By Dr Lemma Cancer is an expensive disease to treat. This is true anywhere in the world although most challenging when resources are limited. Although there are childhood cancers, most cancers are common in older ages. The commonest cancers worldwide … Continue reading

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Obesity in Ethiopian Immigrants ( a personal observation)

by Surafel K Gebreselassie We are four old classmates seated in a popular Ethiopian restaurant in the Washington DC metro area, home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia. The restaurant was packed. It was a Saturday evening. I … Continue reading

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Dr Solomon Alemu Feyissa American Health Care System prior to the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) is primarily financed by a combination of private medical insurances ( mainly employer sponsored like blue cross blue shield, united, etc with employee contribution), … Continue reading

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Challenges of dialysis in Ethiopia

By Dr Elias B Managing chronic kidney disease in Africa is very challenging; Ethiopia is no exception. Assume I am sitting in a clinic in Addis Ababa seeing patients with end stage kidney disease that require dialysis. What do I … Continue reading

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Bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis)

By Dr Lemma I would like to disclose that I am not an expert in the field but I thought it would be worthwhile to post a short summary.  Bed wetting: also called nocturnal enuresis is defined as incontinence episodes … Continue reading

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