Innate human logic requires action.

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To critically think for oneself, and especially to voice perspectives that challenge the status quo, is unpopular, discouraged, and strategically hindered by global leadership.

When abrupt action is necessary and inevitable to change the dehiscence of society, a common notion re-surfaces, with the intention of replacing necessitative human action.

This…


Addiction and overdose during pregnancy alter a child’s life for good.

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Because our world is as technologically advanced as it is, it is incomprehensible that the medical field has not prioritized aggressively seeking the intensive research of the lasting effects of an addicted pregnancy, especially those that include multi-overdose.

Though…


Critical Thinking Is Imperative, Now

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There is no easy way to address this fact in the face of the world’s current state.

We are not here in this pandemic, or in the globally poor state of near non-existent human morality, by accident.

Over the course of time, especially the last…


An eyewitness account of two local not busy ER backroom, lobby, and staff.

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The Initial Discrepancy: A “Full” Emergency Room Proclamation

Last Friday, my daughter and I walked into an Austin Baylor Scott and White emergency room as one of three total ER patients. There were no other patients in the emergency department. There were a total of four to five cars in the entire employee parking garage.

When my daughter…


A paper on how prenatal drug use and overdose traumatize a new life before birth

Lincoln Hammonds, photographer

As a fetus, Charlie endured hearing his mother gasp for life during three heroin overdoses, heard the constant fighting and screaming between his birth mother and my son, endured severe malnutrition second to his parents’ homelessness, felt the poisonous effects of multiple substance abuse, and was the victim of the…


Change It.

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Experiencing An Unfortunately Common, Poor Standard of Care

A rheumatology resident of UT Health here in Austin was only one of my daughter’s many specialty providers for her Map (Austin city health program) coverage.

We had waited months to be seen as Hematology bounced us off to Rheumatology, disregarding and passing off the need to investigate why my…


Neglect can cause more devastation than physical abuse.

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Many of us do not come into this world and receive the love and attention from our parents that we innately deserve and need.

The complete dismissal of the existence and value of a person forms a prison in the mind, spirit…


How childhood neglect impacts a life

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“I wanted a girl, but he was born.”

A person’s birth order is significant. A parent’s lack of love for an unexpected child is much more significant.

The role we perceive is ours in our family, teaches us who we are in the world. We are uniquely inserted into a…

Christina Vaughn: Nurse, Writer, Creator.

Medicine, wellness/mental health, addiction/parenting. See my blog flourishmedicinehealthandaddiction.com. Published Amazon author: Of Death and Brokenness…

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