Removing barriers to breastfeeding among African American women

Breastfeeding improves the health of infants, children and mothers. In particular, breastfeeding has been proven to help address many of the health risk categories where African-Americans rank the lowest in the United States. Despite these benefits, African American women appear to face significant societal barriers that keep their breastfeeding rates far below other ethnicities, especially …

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Creating a new model for medical education

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is embarking on a new initiative made possible with a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. “We are thrilled that the AMA has selected Brody as one of 11 medical schools in the country to receive funding to support an …

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Mamas Don’t Get Sick

For those of you that are crazy enough to read this blog, I am getting ready to share some top secret information. I have hesitated sharing this information with anyone; you do not offer up the good information. You do not share your favorite babysitter’s contact information or your hairdresser’s. I am not a stingy …

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Giving Back and Celebrating Life

The Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Division held their annual Patient/Family Holiday Celebration on Dec. 3 at the Brody School of Medicine. This year, more than 175 family members of children diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other chronic blood disorders attended the event. This occasion gives families of newly diagnosed patients the opportunity to …

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