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Bodies

So You Had an Abortion: What Happens Now?

When people talk about about abortion, they generally focus on the pregnancy and the procedure itself. But once you’ve had an abortion, what will happen? What is the best way to take care of yourself? Will it be painful or bloody, or make you sick? What medicines will make you feel better?

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Mental Illness

Ask the (Student) Nurse! Depression and Pregnancy

Dear Queen Julie, I have pretty bad chronic depression, but to help manage it, I take Pristiq, a new class of drug known as an SNRI.  I take incredibly small doses, 5mg or less, because I’m really sensitive to anti-depressants, but it’s been a godsend. Now, I really want to get pregnant. However, it seems like […]

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Bodies

Ask the (Student) Nurse! Intraosseous IV Edition

You know how when you go into the hospital for something, the first thing they do is stick a big needle in your arm and attach it to an IV so they can give you fluids and medicine quickly? Did you ever wonder what they do if they just absolutely cannot get a needle into […]

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Bodies

Ask the (Student) Nurse!

Dear Queenjulie, I know that some medications can interfere with the effectiveness of the birth control pill, but, once and for all,  do you have a list of which ones?

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Ask the (Student) Nurse!

What does gangrene smell like? Is it safe to drink with Wellbutrin? What is pica?* Welcome to Persephone Magazine’s new medical advice column!