Author Archives: Nicole Saphier

Drs. Saphier and Siegel: Outrageous treatment of San Francisco teacher with breast cancer intolerable

In San Francisco, a second-grade Glen Park Elementary school teacher with breast cancer will have to cover the cost of a substitute teacher while she’s on leave to receive treatment because of an inhumane 1976 change to the California education law. Continue reading

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Dr. Nicole Saphier: Lawmaker’s comments on abortion bill are appalling – I’m thankful I didn’t abort my son

When I was just 17 and learned I was pregnant, I was suddenly faced with a life-and-death decision: get an abortion, or become a mom much sooner than I had ever expected. Continue reading

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CBD oil is the new rage among millennials. But, as a doctor, here’s what I worry about

Cannabidiol oil is the new rage. Although the limited data on its health benefits is promising, I reserve caution until the long-term data proves it is more than a fad. Continue reading

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Fighting opioid crisis, teen vaping, and rising drug prices among outgoing FDA chief’s accomplishments

After almost two years as FDA commissioner, Gottlieb is walking away with a list of accomplishments. Continue reading

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Pot and teens âₔ” I’m a mom and a doctor, here’s what I tell my own teenagers

There’s been an alarming rise in teenage marijuana use across the U.S. and it’s now at its highest level in 30 years. One reason may be that 10 states and the District of Columbia now allow recreational use of pot by adults, while 33 states have le… Continue reading

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What Planned Parenthood could learn from me: Being a teenage mom was hard, but it sure didn’t ruin my life

The flood of emotions I experienced upon learning of my pregnancy as I started my senior year of high school was dominated by fear and shame. Continue reading

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