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This week: establishing an Ebola clinic in Liberia, migraine and positive parenting

With Ebola ravaging her native Liberia, Dr. Margaret Tandoh felt the need to assist. Her surgical skills might not be needed against the virus, but she could certainly provide basic medical care. So Tandoh joined AmeriCares and traveled to Africa to establish an Ebola treatment center.

“The night before my first encounter in the Ebola unit, I have to say I was a little scared,” Tandoh recalls. “I wasn’t so much scared of contracting Ebola. I was afraid of passing out in the protective equipment because it was so hot.”

Tandoh, a former surgeon at Upstate University Hospital, tells about her experience amid the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak in recorded history.

Also this week: how to diagnose and treat migraine. Plus, discipline and positive parenting.