Category Archives: Current events

Kidney Transplant in Ethiopia

Let’s us congratulate the team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Transplant Team at the University of Michigan, and every one involved, for performing the first kidney transplants in Ethiopia on three people who received kidneys … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Disease

  Mamude Dinkiye, M.D., MPH Juba, South Sudan The Ebola virus was first identified in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976 after significant epidemics … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MAYA ANGELOU: One of the greatest poet, writer, novelist, activist and educator

The story of an extraordinary woman How a woman with very humble beginnings and no college education became world renowned professor of literature/American studies, ended up having more than 50 honorary degrees and earned the highest civilian honor/award-the Presidential Medal … Continue reading

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TENAYISTILIGN’S TOP 10 STORIES OF 2013

by Dr Solomon A Feyissa 1. Passing of Nelson Mandela After suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection, Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95. He died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, surrounded by his family. … Continue reading

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BUSTED: Myth of benefits of vitamins and supplements

By Solomon Alemu Feyissa,M.D Use of multivitamin supplements increased among U.S. adults from 30% between 1988 to 1994 to 39% between 2003 to 2006, while overall use of dietary supplements increased from 42% to 53% .Longitudinal and secular trends show … Continue reading

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The incomplete life, a reflection!

Dec 5, 2013 When I received a text message after the news broke about the passing of our greatest icon, Nelson Mandela, I was wrapping up seeing patients in clinic and contemplating how to celebrate my birth day which was … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela ( 1918-2013)

“Ethiopia always has a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots … Continue reading

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