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RX: Learn about Sickle Cell Anemia Although there is no confirmation about the cause of rap phenom Prodigy's death, he spoke openly about having sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders which are is passed by genes from parents to their children. SCD is not contagious, you cannot catch it from someone else. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin in their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body and cells need a steady supply of oxygen to work well. Red blood cells that contain normal hemoglobin are disc shaped (like a doughnut without a hole). This shape allows the cells to be flexible so that they can move through large and small blood vessels to deliver oxygen. Sickle hemoglobin forms stiff rods within the red cell, changing it into a crescent, or sickle shape. Sickle-shaped cells are not flexible and can stick to vessel walls, causing a blockage that slows or stops the flow of blood. When this happens, oxygen can’t reach nearby tissues. The lack of tissue oxygen can cause attacks of sudden, severe pain, called sickle cell crises. The pain attacks can occur without warning, and a person often needs to go to the hospital for effective treatment. Most children with SCD are pain free between painful crises, but adolescents and adults may suffer with chronic ongoing pain. The red cell sickling and poor oxygen delivery can also cause organ damage. Over a lifetime, SCD can harm a person’s spleen ’s brain, eyes, lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, penis, joints, bones, or skin. Sickle cells can’t change shape easily, so they tend to burst apart. Normal red blood cells live about 90 to 120 days, but sickle cells last only 10 to 20 days. The body is always making new red blood cells to replace the old cells; however, in SCD the body may have trouble keeping up with how fast the cells are being destroyed. Because of this, the number of red blood cells is usually lower than normal. This condition, called anemia, can make a person have less energy. Some causes of SCA crises are: being in high altitudes, changes in temperature, illness, dehydration, physical exertion, and stress. The Las Vegas arena where Prodigy last performed was repeatedly 110 degrees. Depression and anxiety are common in SCA because the disorder is chronic, painful, and unpredictable. There may be medical complications, growth retardation, delayed puberty, physical deformities, ulcers, kidney failure, stroke, and decreased life expectancy. Children may have high rates of exhaustion, poor self-esteem, hopelessness, frequent hospitalizations, school absences, and a difficult childhood. Some become frustrated, self-medicate, and act out to help with managing their internal pain. Chronically prescribed opioids may help with crises but can also cause addiction and substance induced mood disorders. #prodigy

Proud to be a Maker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Special thanks to Philadelphia Magazine for honoring me as leader in this city that I love supporting with mental healthcare and wellness through my private practice in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and at The Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia~Chop. #PhillyMag #MakerOfPhiladelphia #Psychiatry #TopDoc University of Pennsylvania Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) The Agnes Irwin School

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This Muslim girl didn't know she would lose her life after performing the Ramadan prayer.

Toshi Reagon: Our sisters are under attack in this land. The president of the u s a. Sent out the call that it was ok . I hear they are trying to figure out if it was a hate crime. I mean a man flying into a rage and killing a woman is so common now. Maybe it is confusing for the mostly men who have to respond and locate murderers. I feel really comfortable in saying that no feelings of love, or generosity circulated in the night when a man killed our little sister. Trans Women. Muslim Women, Black Women, Brown Women, White Women, Famous Women, Poor Women, Rich Women, Women who are raising there kids and calling for help. Women who just got married and feeling safe in the arms of a new husband, Daughters, Mothers, Lesbians, Women are under attack in this land. I know a lot of men. If you care about us at all- like at all- I need to see feel hear your cry at this devastation. When you don't speak up- I can't hear you. I need to be a witness to your humanity shifting love army of brothers gathering with each other to have deep and restorative healing and transformation. I really do worry about guns. I really do, but every man that has violated me physically has used his hands and has been in my community. This sister was praying. We will never win if we don't stop this. Never. #justiceforNebra

WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED! More from Philadelphia Style Magazine's BEST OF STYLE honor in their hottest issue of the year recognizing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania leaders. Gratitude to the decision makers for including me in this elite list of businesses and professionals🙏 #PhillyStyle #BestOfStyle #StyleMoments #Philly #Philadelphia #MainLine #TopDoc #Psychiatrist #MentalHealth #Wellness #Happiness

Wow. So honored to be included in Philadelphia Style Magazine's much anticipated BEST OF STYLE Issue under "What the Doctor Ordered" category acknowledging the leading Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania🙏. Special thanks to my patients and industry colleagues and of course the decision makers at Modern Luxury's Philadelphia publication. #BestOfStyle #StyleMoments #PhillyStyle #Psychiatry #Philadelphia Ardmore, Pennsylvania Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

U.S. Psychiatrist Shortage Intensifies

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Psychiatrists are now the second most highly recruited physicians after family physicians, according to the 2017 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.

Psychiatrist Shortage Intensifies. The largest nsurance companies have shifted mental health payments from a fee for service model (providers are reimbursed after each visit) to a performance based model. Bottom line: Doctors are reimbursed at a rate that corresponds to how well your patient does in the future. Sigh. #ArtofMedicine #NotFortuneTellers

Style moments from Susan Scovill with Philadelphia Style Magazine at their VIP Soirée for the closing night of The Devon Horse Show with friends from Adapt, Deneen Marcel Lashes, Leslie Padilla Public Relations, Touché Accessories and Lindsey Marshall DMD, Cosmetic Dentistry. #DevonHorseShow #VIP #Party #PhillyStyle #StyleMoments #MainLine #Psychiatry #HealthyMinds #HealthyFamilies

Honored to help Breastcancer.org raise more than $19,000 at their annual Baubles for Breast Cancer event covered here in SAVVY Main Line. Proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness to help raise funds for the fight against Breast Cancer along with my friend and participating vendor at this annual shopping event Deneen Marcel Lashes. #BreastCancer #awareness #fundraising #MainLine #charity #event #shoppingnight http://savvymainline.com/2017/05/18/social-edition-nbc-newsstoga-star-kasie-hunts-wedding-exclusive-franklin-awards-baubles-peters-place-cancer-support-ea-house-tour/

It's an honor to be a "Maker of Philadelphia" in the June issue of Philadelphia Magazine spotlighting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania industry leaders in their fields. Proud to be serving my patients and the public through my private practice in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and at The Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia~Chop with mental health treatment and prevention. #PhillyMag #TopDoc #Psychiatry #Psychiatrist #HealthyMinds #HealthyFamily

Thank you Philadelphia Style Magazine for helping to support Mental Health Awareness Month in this week's newsletter. The more we advocate as a community, the more we offer health and wellness to individuals and families on the Main Line and throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania💚🙏 #MentalHealth #Awareness #Advocacy #Wellness #Happiness #StyleMoments #PhillyStyle #HealthyMinds #HealthyFamilies http://app.bronto.com/public/viewmessage/html/29016/2bqgdgbagyx3ub5tsjnju7cxw9lde/0bbc03eb000000000000000000000019ece1

Rx: Support the supporters of Mental Health. Corey Booker was an empowering speaker at today's University of Pennsylvania graduation. Proud to be part of the red and the blue advocating for wellness across many platforms to better our nation🙏 #CoreyBooker #PENN #Graduation #UnitedStatesofAmerica #RedWhiteBlue #NewJersey #Senator #MentalHealth #Advocate #Leader #Proud #Moment

You have probably heard by now that under Trump Care, the following pre-existing diagnoses will not be covered: AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer's/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers. Is anyone safe?

Continuing in my support of Mental Health Awareness month I am sharing the financial costs associated in waiting to address mental health issues. The answer is simple. Start early to insure a healthy, happy family and future🙏 #mentalhealth #awareness #advocacy #treatment #prevention #wellbeing #mind #body #life #wellness #ardmore #psychiatrist #children #adolescents #adults #therapy #healing

The staggering statistics of those who don't receive treatment for common mental health issues. Why wait? See tomorrow what the costs are when putting off the inevitable. Supporting Mental_Health_Awareness Global Mental Health Awareness in May. 💚💚🙏🙏 #MentalHealth #Awareness #Advocacy #Treatment #Wellness #Health #Happiness #ItsTreatable

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Join me in advocating awareness, fighting the stigma and finding a cure to a common health issue affecting 1 out of 4 people. There is a path to happiness and wellness ahead💚💚 Stay tuned for important facts and tips for promoting Mental Health throughout the month🙏💫 #MentalHealth #Awareness #Advocacy #Prevention #Health #Wellness #Happiness

It was an honor to have hosted this weekend's Children's Hospital of Philadelphia symposium of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavior Science. #CHOP #Children #Adolescent #Psychiatry #Behavioral #Science #Health #Wellness #Symposium #HealthyMinds #MentalHealth #Educations #Advocacy #Awareness #Trauma #Depression #EatingDisorders #ADHD #Autism #Treatment #Healthcare #PrimaryCare #AwardWinning #Psychiatrist Taliba M Foster #MedicalDoctor

Checking the outtakes from my Philadelphia Magazine "Makers of Philadelphia" coverage in the magazine's June issue. Stay tuned for more... #phillymag #makersofphiladelphia #philadelphia #business #businesswoman #leader #awardwinning #psychiatrist #psychiatry #topdoc #mainline #private #practice #ardmore University of Pennsylvania Columbia University #graduate #consultant #leader Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Do not watch the video. Period. TRAUMA 101 1. Experience a trauma; 2. Detailed memories of the event; 3. Uncontrolled memories of the event and/or nightmares; 4. Easily scared, hypervigilant and/or paranoid; 5. Attempt to gain mastery over what happened; 6. Why me?; 7. How could this have been averted?; 8. Pessimistic after no internal resolution; 9. No purpose; 10. Dread of it happening again; 11. Sickening anticipation of something bad happening; 12. Anger and/or sadness; 13. Detachment; 14. Emotional numbness. Ask yourself? Why add more trauma to your life??

Do not watch the video. Period. TRAUMA 101 1. Experience a trauma; 2. Detailed memories of the event; 3. Uncontrolled memories of the event and/or nightmares; 4. Easily scared, hypervigilant and/or paranoid; 5. Attempt to gain mastery over what happened; 6. Why me?; 7. How could this have been averted?; 8. Pessimistic after no internal resolution; 9. No purpose; 10. Dread of it happening again; 11. Sickening anticipation of something bad happening; 12. Anger and/or sadness; 13. Detachment; 14. Emotional numbness. Ask yourself? Why add more trauma to your life??

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Meet Dr. Taliba Foster

Dr. Foster received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her Adult Psychiatric Residency Program at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, NY. Dr. Foster then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served as Chief Fellow and was awarded the Elizabeth B. Weller, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow. Dr. Foster is board certified and licensed in Pennsylvania and New York State... more

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