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How Pregnancy Affects Multiple Sclerosis (MS), According to Experts – MSN via Good Housekeeping

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Andrew D. Smith III, an assistant professor of neurology, in an article about how pregnancy affects multiple sclerosis. “Most women do not have any significant issues with childbirth,” Smith said. “However, women who have more significant neurological disability may have higher risk with childbirth.”

Rural Residents at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer Surgery; Post-Op Outcomes Differ by Race – Healio

Read article – Features comments by Niveditta Ramkuma, MED ’15, ’20, ’25, in an article about her co-authored research that found that rural Black patients experienced higher odds of postoperative complications and mortality compared to non-Black rural patients. “Our findings highlight the intersectional nature of underlying disparities in colon cancer management,” Niveditta Ramkuma writes.

Howard University’s College of Medicine Appoints First Black Woman Dean – BET

Read article – Quotes Andrea A. Hayes Dixon ’87, MED ’91, in a feature about how she has been appointed dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. When she takes office, Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. “The responsibility of educating the nation’s next generation of leaders in medicine is an enormous responsibility that I take very seriously,” Hayes Dixon said.

Gut Microbes Could Play Role in HIV Infection – HealthDay News

Read article – Features Anne G. Hoen, an associate professor of epidemiology, biomedical data science, and microbiology and immunology, in an article about a new study that suggests that microbes in the gut may affect a person’s risk of an HIV infection. “Are differences in the microbiome causing differences in risk? Or are the same factors that affect the microbiome also influencing infection risk? Or both?” Hoen said.