Meet our New Summer Intern

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Carol LVN teaching Meghan

My name is Meghan McCurry and I have had the great privilege of being the new intern at Dr. Dhanda’s Specialty Care and Surgery Center. I am currently a Biochemistry major at Sonoma State University. I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. When I was young, most girls my age dreamed of
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Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate 150x150 Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityWorldwide Healing Hands has been working diligently with West Africa Fistula Foundation on a program to benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone.

This program is a huge endeavor that requires the coalition of multiple organizations. It is for
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Medical Mission Postponed as Ebola Rages Through West Africa

Ebola Sierra Leone 150x150 Medical Mission Postponed as Ebola Rages Through West Africa Worldwide Healing Hands has been forced to make the difficult decision of postponing its trip to Sierra Leone due to the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus. This outbreak has been described as the most deadly wave of the virus since its first appearance in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
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Fibroids, a Common Problem

Screen Shot 2014 05 26 at 10.50.39 PM 150x150 Fibroids, a Common ProblemA patient taught me about fibroids when I was a third year medical student. During our clinical rotation, we had to interview patients and then present our findings and diagnosis to our attending physician. She told me she had “fireballs on her uterus,” and put my hand on her belly to feel a giant
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The Controversy over Reproductive Rights

contraception choices tool 150x150 The Controversy over Reproductive RightsThe World Health Organization (WHO) defines reproductive rights as follows:

“Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have
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Terefa’s story

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Patient at West Africa Fistula Foundation

Terefa is fourteen years old. She lives in a small village in Africa, more than 200 km from the country’s capital. She is the sixth child in a family of eight children and has never been to school. Her father, a farmer, did not have enough money to send all of his children to the village school. The older children—two boys—thus benefited from schooling, while Terefa stayed at home to help her parents to survive.
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Laugh More, Leak Less

leak 150x150 Laugh More, Leak Less“Laugh More, Leak Less” is a sign that brings many chuckles to people as they drive down scenic Highway 29 past our Kelseyville office. The sign is intended to bring attention to this common and embarrassing problem of urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control). Millions of women experience bladder control
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Hike 4 Healing Sponsors

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Amber Warner Photo credit Nathan DeHart

Our first annual Hike 4 Healing was a great success thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and supporters.  We raised $9,168 for our mission to Sierra Leone!!  This money will save the lives of many mothers as we will use it to train local doctors and midwives.  This makes our work sustainable.

We had a great hike on Saturday!
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Dr. Darius Maggi and the West Africa Fistula Foundation

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West Africa Fistula Foundation

WHH is traveling this year to Sierra Leone, partnering with Dr. Darius Maggi – founder of the West Africa Fistula Foundation. Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, infant mortality and maternal deaths among the highest in the world. Sierra Leone, a country of about 6 million has only 1 OB/GYN. Women spend from 2 -15 days in labor – no midwife – no Cesarean
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HPV & PAP at a Glance

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Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou

Cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This statement is shocking to some of my patients. Approximately 80% of women and girls will become infected with the HPV by the age of 50 making it the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. For most women this infection is transient which means
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