The man suspected of fatally shooting a doctor told a friend he wanted to kill himself, police say. On Friday he did just that.

Joseph Pappas told friends he had a terminal illness and wanted to kill himself, according to an affidavit filed by Houston police.


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6 Villainous Actors Perfect for Playing Doctor Doom in the MCU

Fans may be disappointed that Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom standalone film will probably not see fruition anytime soon, but they shouldn’t abandon hope about getting the legendary Marvel villain back on the big screen. The Disney-Fox merger has taken an important step towards becoming reality with Kevin Feige revealing he’s waiting on a certain important phone call. Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has even expressed interest in directing a Fantastic Four film for the MCU.

All of this suggests Marvel’s First Family could play a big role in Phase 4 of the MCU. So, the question is: who should play Doctor Doom? Several suitable actors are already well known for a villain role that appeals to a particular aspect of Doom’s character. Here are six villainous actors perfect for playing the MCU version of Doctor Doom.

Ben Mendelsohn


Ben Mendlesson as Director Orson Krennic in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

Mendelsohn was Noah Hawley’s choice to play Doom in his film and for good reason. As Director Orson Krennic in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mendelsohn’s character exhibits many of Doom’s important traits. Both characters are steely, exhibit hubris, and even wear a cool cloak.

Most importantly, like Doom, Krennic is determined to see his own ambitions come true while callously disregarding anything and anyone else. Krennic’s desire to ascend to the top of the Galactic Empire is akin to Doom’s quest to become the most powerful being in the universe. In this quest, Krennic plays a pivotal role in the creation of the Death Star and demonstrates the superweapon on Jedha City. His loving admiration over the resulting death and destruction would be a classic Doom moment. Mendelsohn’s portrayal of Krennic has indeed prepared him to illustrate Doom’s evilness.

Ralph Fiennes


Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldermort

As Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, Fiennes is quite haunting in his portrayal of the powerful wizard. He conjured up particularly gruesome ways to try and kill Harry, starting with the Avada Kedavra curse when Harry is just a baby.

Doom can be downright horrifying at times in the comics, especially when it comes to his dealings with the Fantastic Four, whom he considers his sworn enemies. He once used mystical abilities to switch their powers just to torture them. This aspect of Doom’s character has sorely been lacking in every Fantastic Four movie so far. Fiennes would be the perfect choice to portray a version of Doom that sends a chill through the audience.

Bryan Cranston


Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad

The man responsible for bringing to life antihero Walter White in Breaking Bad deserves a chance to portray the legendary Marvel villain. Perhaps the most important aspect of Doom’s personality is his intelligence, and Cranston would shine in bringing this aspect of Doom to life. After all, it is Walter’s expertise in chemistry that begins his meth empire.

Even more impressive than their backgrounds in science is both Walter’s and Doom’s strategizing abilities. Walter always seems to have a clever solution for wading his way through a harrowing situation. Similarly, Doom masterminds creative methods for eliminating his adversaries. Walter maintains the confidence necessary for clearly thinking things through. Such gravitas puts Cranston in a uniquely ideal position to play Doom.

 Shasha Roiz


Shasha Roiz as Captain Sean Reanard in Grimm

Roiz’s role as Captain Sean Renard on NBC’s hit series Grimm may lean more heroic than villainous, and this positions him to play off a unique side of Doom. There have been times in which Doom isn’t the villain of the story, whether he’s battling a greater threat or, yes, flat out aiding the Fantastic Four or another hero. For Renard, it’s the opposite.

Renard ultimately comes off heroic, but you question his allegiance throughout the series. He lies to Nick from the start about his knowledge regarding Nick’s ancestors and even had associate Adalind Schade attempt to kill Nick’s Aunt Marie. Such dichotomy in a character is no easy feat to pull off. It would be great seeing Roiz portray a more complicated version of Doom.

Denzel Washington



It’s time we got to see Doctor Doom in his natural habitat: in his homeland of Latveria where he rules with an iron fist as King. Doom’s rule over the country is that of an absolute monarchy. What he decrees is law, and no one has the power to question his authority. Sure, Latveria may seem like a utopia at times, but this comes at the high cost of sacrificing freedom.

A unique source of inspiration for this more manipulative version of Doom could draw from Washington’s role as corrupt police detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day. Harris uses his authority and intimidation to successfully put other corrupt cops and gang members in his pocket to do his bidding. Despite being known by some as crooked, Harris is a decorated officer who’s able to cleverly disguise his misdeeds as legitimate police work. Washington could be just what the doctor ordered in illustrating Doom’s tyrannical side.

 Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique

Gender swapping characters in the MCU is not a new concept. Tilda Swinton and Carrie-Anne Moss have both portrayed characters that are usually male in the Ancient One and Jeryn Hogarth respectively. Doctor Doom’s prominence in the Marvel Universe would make it a huge gamble to cast the character as female. Such a gamble could pay off in spades if the right person is chosen, such as Jennifer Lawrence.

It certainly helps that she’s already played another Marvel baddie: Brotherhood Mutant Mystique. Both Mystique and Doom come from tragic backgrounds. Lawrence would do well in showing that Doom can sometimes elicit sympathy as well as occasionally have a conscience. Perhaps the MCU should introduce us to Victoria Von Doom rather than Victor Von Doom.

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Ex-Wrestlers Say Congressman Knew of Alleged Abuse By Team Doctor at Ohio State

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two former wrestlers at Ohio State University say a congressman isn’t being truthful when he says he wasn’t aware of allegations that a team doctor was abusing athletes.

Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha (duhn-YAH’-shuh) Yetts both wrestled at the university in the 1990s. They say U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who has expressed interest in running for House speaker, knew at the time that the doctor was groping male wrestlers.

The wrestlers’ allegations were first reported Tuesday by NBC.

Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss. Strauss died in 2005.

Jordan’s spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State.

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Rebecca Ferguson Joins ‘Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’; Here’s Everything We Know

Rebecca Ferguson Joins 'Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'; Here's Everything We Know

Update: Rebecca Ferguson, who burst into prominence thanks to her dynamic performance in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (above), is in negotiations to costar in Doctor Sleep, according to Variety.

Based on Stephen King's novel, a sequel to The Shining, the story follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), a youngster in the original film, who is now an adult dealing with his own problems, psychic and otherwise, as he endeavors to help dying patients at a hospice. The role that Ferguson…

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Ewan McGregor to Star in ‘Doctor Sleep’; Here’s Everything We Know

Ewan McGregor to Star in 'Doctor Sleep'; Here's Everything We Know

Update: Ewan McGregor (above in TV's Fargo) will star in Doctor Sleep, according to Variety. Based on Stephen King's novel, the sequel to The Shining will be directed by Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game).

McGregor will play Dan Torrance, the little boy known as Danny in the original film. Now he's an adult; he's still dealing with troubling ghosts from his past, but his psychic abilities help him to comfort dying patients at the hospice where he works.

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Patient remains awake during 90 minutes of CPR to keep his heart beating, doctor says

A man undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, exhibited signs of conscious awareness for 90 minutes before the medical team stopped the life-sustaining procedure, according to a new case report.


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Who is Dr. Alex George? Love Island 2018 contestant and aspiring TV doctor

LOVE Island contestants will thankfully have a doctor present when emergency drama kicks off.

Last year, Dr Marcel was always on call and this time, Alex George is here to pick up the slack. Here’s all you need to know about this aspiring TV doctor…

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Who is Alex George?

Dr. Alex George is an A&E doctor, currently working at the University Hospital Lewisham in south-east London.

The 27-year-old, who is originally from Carmarthen, Wales, studied medicine at Exeter University.

According to the Daily Mail, Alex was able to secure the eight-ten weeks required by working on a zero hours contract.

The controversial contracts mean their bosses are under no obligation to give them work and the hospital are powerless to stop employees from pursuing other projects.

Alex is hoping Love Island will help him become the next big TV doctor
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What has Alex said about Love Island?

It was recently revealed Love Island contestants would face a strict new ban on drunken sex and nudity and Alex has promised to abide by them.

He says: “You’re recorded 24 hours a day and I just want to make sure that I behave in the right way.

I absolutely love my job, I’ve worked since the age of 13 to get here and I go to work every day and I genuinely enjoy it.”

If he finds fame on the show, Alex believes he will still return to his successful career: “I would probably go back and do it part time, if I could mix it with TV work I would.

He added: “I think there’s probably room for a new TV doctor!”


When does Love Island series four start on ITV2?

Love Island series four will start Monday, June 4, at 9pm.

The show will air over eight weeks and among the cast are Cabin Crew member Laura Anderson, Barmaid Dani Dyer, and model Eyal Booker.

Caroline Flack has presented Love Island since it returned to TV in 2015 and will once again be joined by voice-over artist Iain Stirling.

2017’s winner Kem Cetinay is also returning to host a daily spin-off show entitled The Morning After with TV presenter, Arielle Free.


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Ready to blow the minds of all Memorial Day party guests? Guacamole. Bacon, lettuce, tomato. Together. Married.

And so good.

I started with pre-made Wholly Guacamole because I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to run to the store for avocados. You could start with either. Then you just stir it all together and serve!

This is such a fun, pretty twist on basic guac. Give it a try this weekend!

BLT Guacamole
If you’re starting with pre-made guac, taste it to see if it already has onions, lime juice, salt etc. If so, you may need to adjust amounts below. I used Wholly Guacamole and used the quantities below.

8 ounces pre-made guacamole or 3 avocados, pitted
1/2 c. green leaf or romaine lettunce, finely chopped
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1/4 c. green onions
Juice of 1-2 limes
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Tortilla chips, for serving

If using raw avocados, peel and mash avocados until smooth but still slightly chunky.
Stir in lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and green onions. Squeeze lime juice over mixture and stir, then season with salt and pepper.

Grab the corn chips and start dipping! Done.

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Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case

A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he’d give her injections “to strengthen the cartilage” in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn’t help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn’t really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $ 240 million medical fraud case. The Department of Justice said Monday he had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn’t need, all to fund his “lavish” and “opulent lifestyle.”


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Doctor in badly botched abortion is tried for manslaughter

A doctor who performed an abortion that went wrong and caused a patient to bleed to death is on trial on manslaughter charges in New York City
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Clip: Doctor Strange and Bruce Banner Explain Thanos to Tony Stark

Jimmy Kimmel released an exclusive clip from “Avengers: Infinity War” on the night of the film’s premiere with guests and “Infinity War” stars Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, and Robert Downey, Jr. on hand to help out. In the clip, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner explains to Downey’s Tony Stark in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum […]

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‘Larry Was a Monster.’ Gymnast McKayla Maroney Speaks for the First Time About Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor

Olympic champion McKayla Maroney is speaking publicly for the first time about the sexual abuse she experienced by gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

“We know Larry was a monster,” she said at a luncheon for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), in an on-stage discussion with the group’s executive director Mary Pulido. “I never should have met him.”

Maroney is one of four members of the Fierce Five U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won gold at the London Olympics in 2012. In October 2017, she was the first of her teammates to reveal, in a tweet, that she was abused by Nassar. Since then, her teammates Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber have also said they were sexually abused by Nassar. USA Gymnastics allowed Nassar to accompany the team to World Championships and Olympic competitions as well as monthly training sessions held at the Karolyi ranch, the national training center, in Houston, Tex.

Raisman and Wieber appeared at Nassar’s sentencing hearing in January to make victim impact statements, and Maroney submitted a written statement as well. While Nassar is currently serving 175 years in prison on state and federal charges of criminal sexual behavior; the president of USAG and USOC at the time have resigned; and USAG no longer holds training sessions at the Karolyi ranch, Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates say more needs to be done to ensure that the culture of ignoring and not acting on complaints of sexual abuse, not just by a national team doctor but by any adult working with gymnasts in any gym, is changed. “We can’t have blind faith in institutions any more,” she said, calling on USA Gymnastics to “completely rebuild and start over” in order to ensure the safety of gymnasts.

Echoing criticism her teammates have launched at those who failed to protect them from Nassar, in her first public remarks Maroney called out USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), and Michigan State University (MSU), where Nassar was also on the faculty, for failing to take responsibility for Nassar’s abuse. In a lawsuit Maroney filed against USA Gymnastics, USOC, MSU and Nassar, she also revealed that USA Gymnastics paid a settlement to her and her family to resolve her complaints about Nassar.

“They demanded excellence from us but didn’t give it to us,” Maroney said at the luncheon of those organizations. “The team won gold in spite of USA Gymnastics, the USOC, and MSU. They don’t build champions, they break them. We need to change that.”

Maroney said she was inspired to open up about her sexual abuse by the #MeToo movement, which was catalyzed by women coming forward about sexual abuse they experienced by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. “I felt this was my moment, and having competed at the Olympics, I almost felt it was my duty to come forward so gymnasts in the future don’t need to struggle and deal with the repercussions of sexual abuse,” she said.

As a gymnast, “I was taught that I wasn’t supposed to say anything,” she said about her years of silence about the abuse she said began when she was 13 years old and continued until she left competitive gymnastics in 2016. Speaking up about her experience, she said, was like “lifting a weight off my shoulders. I don’t think there is anything more freeing.”

During the years of abuse, she said her parents “didn’t know at all,” since she trusted Nassar and USA Gymnastics, and believed they were looking out for her best interests and helping her fulfill her dream of competing at the Olympics.

Maroney described how the abuse has affected her life, saying that she is healing “day by day,” and at times questions whether her gymnastics career was worth the price of becoming a victim of sexual abuse. But, she continued, “If there is one thing gymnastics teaches you, it’s that you get up when you fall. We can’t give up [the fight] to end sexual abuse.”

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First Male Victim of Disgraced Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Speaks Out

The first male victim to accuse disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is speaking publicly in an interview for the first time.

Jacob Moore, who is 18 and a freshman at the University of Michigan, said he was 16 when Nassar abused him during medical treatment for a shoulder injury, using acupuncture treatment on his pubic area, and asking a female gymnast who was there if she had ever seen a male body part.

“I wasn’t a dumb kid, I knew what medical practices were, and that one was out of the ordinary,” Moore told NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk Tuesday. “Coming out of the treatment I felt very uncomfortable.”

Moore, who has filed a lawsuit against Nassar, had detailed the allegations in a press conference on Monday, but spoke with NBC News on Tuesday.

“I hope he rots in hell,” Moore told NBC News.

Moore’s sister Kameron also alleges she was abused by Nassar; she was among the hundreds of female victims who provided testimony at his sentencing in January, and mentioned her brother. “Me and my sister shouldn’t be able to relate over the fact that we’ve both been abused,” Moore told NBC News.

Nassar, who was employed as a physician by both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University was sentenced in January to a maximum of 175 years in prison. “I just signed your death warrant,” Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar after she announced his sentence.

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Ivy League Doctor Gets 4 Years in Prison for Insys Opioid Kickbacks

A Rhode Island doctor who took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc. officials for prescribing the company’s highly addictive liquid version of the opioid painkiller Fentanyl was sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Jerrold Rosenberg, who lost his medical license and was ousted from his post as a Brown University professor, pleaded guilty to taking more than $ 188,000 in kickbacks disguised as speaker fees and creating false patient records to dupe insurers into covering Insys’s Subsys pain medication.

“You in effect sold your medical license to a pharmaceutical company,” U.S. District Judge John J. McConnell Jr. said Friday in federal court. “That’s intolerable.” The judge sentenced him to 51 months and ordered restitution of $ 754,000.

Rosenberg is the fourth doctor jailed over Insys bribes following a federal probe that resulted in the indictment of billionaire founder and Chief Executive Officer John Kapoor and six other executives. The group was charged with orchestrating an elaborate scheme to bribe doctors and defraud health-care providers.

Federal prosecutors told the court Rosenberg ignored and bullied patients who resisted staying on the powerful pain-killing spray. At least one of Rosenberg’s patients suffered an overdose and was “near death” as a result of his wrongdoing, the government said in court filings.

‘Grave Betrayal’

Rosenberg’s son was an Insys sales representative for a year and made “substantial commissions” from his father’s willingness to prescribe the drug, according to prosecutors. The son wasn’t charged in the case.

“The doctor’s conduct showed that he set his financial gain above his patients’ interests,” prosecutors said. “It represented a grave betrayal of the duty every physician owes to his or her patients.”

In a seven-page statement to the court, Rosenberg, 63, recounted his medical career and apologized for his crimes. “I have let a lot of people down including myself,” the doctor said. “I committed errors in judgment and allowed my integrity to be compromised.”

In February, Michigan pain-clinic doctor Gavin Awerbuch was sentenced to more than two years in prison after admitting he took sham speaker fees from Insys for prescribing Subsys for no legitimate medical purpose.

Alabama pain clinic doctor John Couch was sentenced last year to 20 years for racketeering after a jury found he took kickbacks for prescribing Subsys. Couch’s partner, Xiulu Ruan, also was sentenced to 21 years in prison for his role in the scheme.

The government contends that when Kapoor saw the bribes were generating more Subsys sales, he pumped more money into speakers’ fees. Prosecutors claim that Kapoor “tightly controlled” the scheme.

Kapoor, who is facing racketeering and conspiracy charges, is slated to go to trial in 2019. He and the other former Insys executives have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The cases are U.S. v. Rosenberg, 17-00009, U.S. District Court, Rhode Island, and U.S. v. Babich, 16-cr-10343, U.S. District Court, Massachusetts.

 

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Peter Capaldi’s 6 Best Moments in ‘Doctor Who’

Many fans feel that Peter Capaldi had a substantial handicap when playing the Twelfth Doctor. He lacked a serious seasonal plot, Clara became dull without her mystery, and even a soft reboot didn’t help. Missy may have been permanently killed, and the sonic sunglasses didn’t help matters.

However, Capaldi is a great actor. His talent managed to leave more than a few shining moments among the otherwise bland stories written for the Twelfth Doctor, so we’ve picked out his six most defining scenes.

“Robot of Sherwood” – Spoon Fight

Doctor Who has always been a little silly. It has to be. But spoon-fighting with Robin Hood definitely steps further out of normal than most of The Doctor’s other shenanigans.

After attempting to disprove the existence of the Prince of Thieves, The Doctor finds himself in an unlikely bind. Eager to redistribute the wealth of The Doctor’s magical box, the Earl of Loxley challenges him to a duel for the riches. Sticking to his pacifist ideals against weapons, The Doctor instead opts for the more noble path with a fierce battle-cry: “For I am The Doctor and this is my spoon!”

“Deep Breath” – The Half-Faced Man

Throughout his long history, The Doctor has sometimes been forced to make that final choice to save one side by destroying the other. His decisions have obliterated Daleks, Cybermen, and entire planets, always with the ultimate goal of saving lives. That was until the Half-Face Man.


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The Doctor and the Half-Face Man struggle for dominance.

Wrestling with the temporally misplaced android, The Doctor is still full of regeneration energy and strong enough of a match. Even if we never see the act and only the outcome, it is heavily suggested that after a tussle with The Doctor in an escape capsule, the Half-Face Man is either pushed or convinced to jump to his death. Having such a direct kill so early in his run marked Capaldi’s Doctor as possibly the darkest incarnation yet and set a dire tone for the rest of the series.

“The Magician’s Apprentice” – Saving Davros

Daleks are the deadliest threat to the universe. They believe all other life an abomination, that only they are worthy to survive. They defeated the Time Lords, conquered galaxies, and almost destroyed creation. Then, one day, The Doctor has a chance to undo it all.

When the temperamental TARDIS suddenly dropped him in the middle of the Kaled-Thal war, the Twelfth Doctor encountered a small child named Davros, the future creator of the Daleks. Abandoning him means the Daleks will never rise and slaughter entire galaxies. It also means the death of a boy who has not yet done anything wrong.


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Young Davros surrounded by ‘hand mines’.

This is a choice only the Doctor can make – the choice to save Davros. Showing that empathy, compassion, and mercy are the better qualities, he destroys the ‘hand mines’ and leads Davros back home. Even knowing how many millions he would save with the death of this child, The Doctor holds all lives sacred and could never sacrifice an innocent.

“The Husbands of River Song” – the Final Night With River Song

With their timelines back-to-front, The Doctor and River Song had to be very careful not to disturb one another’s past or futures. But on The Doctor’s first adventure with River and her last with him, she revealed that they had spent a final night on Darillium. By telling him that, it meant he would always know the final time they would meet.

So when it came to pass, The Doctor cheated fate. He arranged for a restaurant to be built and ordered the best view for an entire night. A night that lasted 24 years.

“Listen” – the Creature Under the Bed

Every child knows it: something lurks under the bed. It doesn’t matter if you look, it will just move under the cupboard. Or the chest of drawers. With such a basic fear inherent in thousands of years throughout the galaxy, The Doctor has an unthinkable idea – what if something really is there?

“Listen” is arguably the best episode of Capaldi’s tenure. It broke into a universal childhood fear and supposed the existence of a lifeform that haunts every other race in existence. And when the Doctor is within reach of the answers, it shows us the depth of his character.

Finding a time and place that one such figure appeared, The Doctor is encumbered by the presence of young Danny Pink and companion Clara. With nothing but a blanket separating them, The Doctor gives up his chase to avoid any hostilities. Instead, the Twelfth Doctor lets the creature escape before he can get a good look. It marks a notable turn in his character, from one who would risk all to somebody who knows when to stop.

“The Zygon Inversion” – the Price of War

“Day of the Doctor” saw Eleven rewrite his own history and save Gallifrey. But that meant he still had four hundred years of memories of fighting and every single one of them is reflected when he stops a Zygon rebellion against their human hosts. Because he knew both races well, he set a plan in place from the beginning for this exact scenario.

Each side was given a button and that button would kill the other side. Or, maybe, your own.

Determined that nobody else will suffer from the brutality of war as he did, The Doctor taunts them into realising the brutal horror of their actions by comparing their tiny fight to a simple game. Each button has an equal chance to kill their side as much as the other, a genocidal coin-flip.

The Doctor rarely opens up about his place in the Time War but this is a precious insight into the darkest depths of his history. He recalls doing worse things than either side could ever imagine and imparts the most important lesson of war: to take a tight hold of all the pain suffered and make sure that nobody else ever has to feel that way again.

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Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Also Abused by Team Doctor

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the 2012 Fierce Five to accuse the national team doctor of sexual abuse. Her teammates Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman have all said that they were sexually abused by national team doctor Larry Nassar.

Reading a prepared statement at the sentencing hearing of Nassar in a Lansing, Mich., court, Wieber fought back tears as she delivered a six-minute statement.

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Wieber said she began seeing Nassar at age eight, since she grew up in Lansing and Nassar worked at nearby Michigan State University. Over a period of years, through the time Wieber competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where the women’s squad earned the team gold, Nassar continued to abuse her, convincing her the abuse was medical treatment, Wieber said.

 

Our bodies were all hanging by a thread when we were in London. Who was the doctor that USAG [USA Gymnastics] sent to keep us healthy and help us get through? The doctor that was our abuser. The doctor that is a child molester. Because of my shin, I couldn’t train without being in extreme pain, and it affected the number of routines I could do to prepare before the competition. And, ultimately, it made me feel less prepared than I should have been. I didn’t qualify to the all-around competition, and I went through a dark time right before we won the team gold.

 

Now, I question everything about that injury and the medical treatment I received. Was Larry even doing anything to help my pain? Was I getting the proper medical care, or was he only focused on which one of us he was going to prey on next? What does he think about when he massaged my sore muscles every day? Now I question everything.

 

Wieber, along with her teammates, also criticized USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, for failing to protect her and her teammates, as the abuse happened not only at the training camps but at international competitions as well.

 

To this day, I still don’t know how he could have been allowed to do this for so long. My teammates and I were subjected to his medical care every single month at the national-team training center in Texas. He was the only male allowed to be present in the athlete dorm rooms to do whatever treatments he wanted. He was allowed to treat us in hotel rooms alone without any supervision. He took photos of us during training and whenever else he wanted. Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of. Nobody was even concerned whether or not we were being sexually abused. I was not protected, and neither were my teammates.

My parents trusted USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar to take care of me, and we were betrayed by both. And now the lack of accountability from USAG, USOC and Michigan State have caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused and disappointed.

 

USA Gymnastics announced that it would no longer hold monthly training camps at the Karolyi ranch in Houston, Texas, where some of the abuse allegedly occurred. Wieber, who now coaches gymnastics at University of California Los Angeles, called for both USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee to take responsibility for not protecting her and her teammates from Nassar.

And now the people who are responsible need to accept responsibility for the pain they have caused me and the rest of the women who have been abused. Larry Nassar is accountable. USA Gymnastics is accountable. The U.S. Olympic Committee is accountable. My teammates and friends have been through enough, and now it’s time for change because the current and future gymnasts do not deserve to live in anxiety, fear or be unprotected like I was.

 

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Olympic Champion Simone Biles Says She Was Also Sexually Abused by Team Doctor

In a tweet hashtagged #MeToo, reigning Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar.

“I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused Larry Nassar,” Biles writes.

“There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault,” she adds.” I am not afraid to tell my story anymore.”

Biles credits the recent revelations by her friends and teammates including Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman with helping her to also speak up. Like those gymnasts, Biles also lays blame with USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, for failing to protect her and others from Nassar’s abuse.

“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” Biles writes. “This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abuse, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.”

According to accounts by more than 100 gymnasts, Nassar, who volunteered as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics, abused the athletes under the guise of medical treatment for years, including at the national team training camps in Houston, Tex. and at international competitions.

In a lawsuit filed against USA Gymnastics, Maroney says that she was paid by USA Gymnastics to keep the allegations of abuse private. In her suit, Nichols says that the organization delayed reporting Nassar to law enforcement for five weeks.

In response to Nichols’ suit, USA Gymnastics said in a statement that “U.S.A. Gymnastics kept the matter confidential because of the F.B.I.’s directive not to interfere with the investigation. U.S.A. Gymnastics reported Nassar to the F.B.I. in July 2015 and to a different F.B.I. office again in April 2016.”

Nassar pleaded guilty to federal charges of child pornography in December, and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first degree criminal sexual assault in two Michigan courts; the sentencing hearings are scheduled for this month and many of the athletes who were abused are expected to testify.

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‘He Violated Our Innocence.’ Maggie Nichols Says She Was Abused by Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Another elite gymnast has come forward to say she was molested by Larry Nassar, the former longtime doctor for the U.S. national team. Maggie Nichols, a former member of the U.S. national gymnastics team who was a top contender for the 2016 Olympic team, said in a statement released by her attorney Tuesday that she was sexually assaulted by Nassar:

“Recently, three of my friends and former National Team members who medaled at the 2012 Olympics have bravely stepped forward to proclaim they were sexually assaulted by USA Gymnastics Team Physician Dr. Larry Nassar.

Today I join them.

I am making the decision to tell my traumatic story and hope to join forces with my friends and teammates to bring about true change.”

Nichols joins Olympic team members Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and McKayla Maroney as well as more than 100 other gymnasts and athletes who have accused Nassar of sexual misconduct. The gymnasts report similar experiences in which Nassar touched them inappropriately under the guise of medical treatment.

Nassar’s attorney declined to comment on Nichols’ accusation.

Read more: Aly Raisman Opens Up About Sexual Abuse by USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Nichols began competing at a young age, entering junior events in 2011 then progressing to the senior level. In 2015, she earned two world championship medals — a team gold and an individual bronze in the floor exercise.

While she was competing on the national team, she says in her statement, Nassar abused her on “numerous occasions.” As with many of the other elite gymnasts, Nichols’ interaction with Nassar began when she began having health issues, in her case with her back.

“When I was 15 I started to have back problems while at a National Team Camp at the Karolyi Ranch. My back was really hurting me, I couldn’t even really bend down, and I remember he took me into the training room, closed the door and closed the blinds. At the time I thought this was kind of weird but figured it must be okay. I thought he probably didn’t want to distract the other girls and I trusted him.

I trusted what he was doing at first, but then he started touching me in places I really didn’t think he should. He didn’t have gloves on and he didn’t tell me what he was doing. There was no one else in the room and I accepted what he was doing because I was told by adults that he was the best doctor and he could help relieve my pain.”

It was Nichols ended up accelerating the inquiry by USA Gymnastics into Nassar that eventually led to his arrest in 2016. In the summer of 2015, Nichols said she was talking to a teammate while at the training camp about whether Nassar’s treatments seemed appropriate. Her coach overheard her conversation and asked Nichols about the treatments she was receiving, which she had never discussed with her coach before. At the same time, Nichols also shared with her coach Facebook interactions she had with Nassar.

“Not only was Larry Nassar my doctor, I thought he was my friend,” Nichols says in her statement. “He contacted me on Facebook complimenting me and telling me how beautiful I looked on numerous occasions. But I was only 15 and I just thought he was trying to be nice to me. Now I believe this was part of the grooming process I recently learned about.”

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Aly Raisman, the reigning Olympic silver medalist and two-time Olympian, reported similar interactions with Nassar in her book Fierce, noting that he made her feel as if he was her only support at the regimented, challenging training camps where the girls spent a week away from their families.

As an unidentified plaintiff, Nichols and her family sued USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), and Michigan State University (MSU), where Nassar was employed from 1997 until he was fired in 2016. Two years before, in 2014, he was allowed to “retire” from USA Gymnastics.

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“USA Gymnastics and the USOC did not provide a safe environment for me and my teammates to train,” Nichols said in her statement. “We were subjected to Dr. Nassar at every National Team Camp, which occurred monthly at the Karolyi Ranch. His job was to care for our health and treat our injuries. Instead, he violated our innocence.”

Nicols retired from elite gymnastics after not making the 2016 Rio Olympic team following an injury. She now competes for the University of Oklahoma. She finished last season as the No. 1 ranked collegiate gymnast in the all-around, beam and floor exercise.

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Olympian Maroney said she was paid by USA Gymnastics to remain quiet about her allegations of abuse by Nassar, after she and her family agreed to a settlement with USA Gymnastics. In response to Maroney’s decision to file a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics, the USOC and MSU, USA Gymnastics said in December, “Although USA Gymnastics is disappointed by today’s filing, we applaud McKayla and others who speak up against abusive behavior — including the despicable acts of Larry Nassar. We want to work together with McKayla and others to help encourage and empower athletes to speak up against abuse.”

Nichols says MSU “ignored complaints against Larry Nassar…going back 20 years” and that if MSU had alerted USA Gymnastics to their investigation of Nassar, “I might never have met Larry Nassar and I would never have been abused by him.”

MSU’s leaders have previously apologized to Nassar’s victims, and praised their courage in coming forward.

In December, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges, and pleaded guilty to 10 charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with young girls, including one who was under age 13, in Michigan state courts. He is expected to be sentenced for his state crimes in mid to late January.


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Vacation Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Maybe you think you’re doing your boss a favor by skipping that vacation… or just “forgetting” to use those comp days and sick days that seem to be always adding up.  Think again!  Research shows that taking vacations makes us happier, healthier, and more productive.  And now, as the new year begins, Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians — also currently acting as the Diamond Resorts International Vacation Doctor — shares why our top resolution to stay happy and healthy should include some much needed time off.

As Diamond Resorts International rolled out their Stay Vacationed awareness platform to educate consumers and employers about the documented benefits of regular vacations to health, productivity and relationships, Dr. Vinocur was excited to join them.

“I was drawn to Diamond Resorts because of the research they conducted with Nielsen Research that corroborates my already existing beliefs and observations,” she said.  “As an emergency room doctor, I see patients at a point where preventive treatment is no longer an option. Many of their health issues could be avoided by circumventing stress.  And one of the biggest stressors in America is overwork. We do not take time for ourselves. Time that allows us to unwind and de-stress.”

That Nielsen Research study she mentioned was commissioned by Diamond Resorts, and shows that — no surprise! — vacations are linked to our health, happiness and productivity.

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What’s frustrating, though, is that more than 40 percent of Americans on average are leaving seven or more days of paid vacation on the table every year.  Seriously.  As many as ONE BILLION vacation days go unused every year!  We are not taking time out for ourselves and there are real health consequences to being vacation-starved and over-stressed.  These lead to a workforce that is less productive, less satisfied in their jobs and relationships, and more prone to stress-related illnesses like high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease.

What might be a prescription to treat this long list of ailments? Dr. Vinocur says, “Take regular vacations.”

Here are some of the benefits to planning (and enjoying) more time off this year:

  1.     Regular Vacations can prevent a heart attack.

It is well known that stress contributes to heart disease. Over time, chronic stress from the competing demands of your work, finances and home life takes its toll.  Stress can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure, which can cause a heart attack!  In addition, depression is also linked to heart disease and stress, and neuroscientists have found that the brain structure is actually altered by chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, which can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression.  According to the December 2013 Nielsen Research Study, over three-quarters of respondents reported feeling happier when they vacationed regularly.

  1.     Regular Vacations can make you smarter.

If you feel distracted and can’t concentrate because of everyday stresses, you are not alone.  Studies find that chronic stress can actually modulate a part of your brain that inhibits goal-directed activity and can cause problems with memory.  This affects work performance, which in turn creates more stress.  It’s a vicious cycle!  No wonder 71% of respondents in the same Nielsen Study were more satisfied at work when they regularly took a vacation.

  1.     Regular Vacations can improve your sex life.

The term “vacation sex” is a real phenomenon.  Many lose interest in sex or have performance issues when worried about work and financial pressures.  Chronic stress and higher cortisol levels are associated with lower sex hormone levels, such as testosterone, that contribute to loss of libido.  But 80% of respondents in the Nielsen Study who were on vacation, or regularly took time to vacation, reported increased romance in their relationship… which translates into better sex!

  1.     Regular Vacations can make you thinner.

For stress eaters, everyday stresses can make you fat, a fact which science supports, according to Dr. Vinocur.  Regular vacations can help!  Over 75% of respondents in the Nielsen Study reported positive feelings and extreme happiness while on vacation.  For stress eaters, this may break the overeating cycle.

  1.     Regular Vacations are a necessity.

The Nielsen Study found that planning and taking regular vacations helps 96% of Americans who “Stay Vacationed.™” enjoy and cherish the time spent with family.

Vacations don’t have to span a number of weeks, though Dr. Vinocur suggests a week or more when you can get it.  Even a two or three day escape can be enough to recharge and return to work with better attention, energy and productivity.  As for the kind of vacation you take?  Everyone is different and finds a personal refresh in their own way.  Of course, she’ll tell you that any experience at a Diamond Resort is worth looking into, but, personally, she’s happy anywhere she can (safely) enjoy some sun and warm weather.

This New Year, change your family’s dynamics and make time for better heath.  Make sure regular vacations are a top New Year’s resolution!

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Doctor Who

Doctor Who, the show about the time-travelling alien with two hearts and a big, blue box captured my heart back in 1995. Since then, I’ve followed each adventure, remembered every face, and came to embrace each regeneration. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about people and life. Here are just five of the many lessons I learned from the Doctor.

People Matter


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Doctor Who is all about people. Companions, friends, even enemies, they are all people with their own goals, feelings and emotions. The relationships between characters are at the centre of everything, just like in the real world.

Not everyone is the same. People can be good, bad, friends or enemies but, despite this, these relationships are important. They shape you, and they matter. Take, for instance, the relationship between the Doctor and the Master. It is one of the most complex relationships on the show. The two childhood friends are now enemies, but there is always a sense of respect between them. Friendships may end, but the memories of your past adventures together never disappear.

Never Give Up



There is one idea that remains constant in Doctor Who, no matter the subject, theme or location. That idea is hope, the light at the end of the tunnel. Even when faced with insurmountable odds, there’s always a glimmer of hope and happiness.

The Time War, an impossible situation without any correct answer, is the best examples of this. With no clear path to take and danger looming on all sides, the Doctor never loses hope that things will work out. This has translated into my own life a thousand times over. When faced with a problem, I don’t give up or give in and hope for the best. I carry on. I might not succeed in the end, but at least I tried, right? Never give up, and you will succeed or — at the very least — be proud that you tried.

Everything Ends



Life goes on, and things happen. People enter our lives and then leave, a major theme of Doctor Who that resembles real life pretty darn well. Just look at the Doctor’s companions. They join the Doctor for many adventures but, eventually, their time on the TARDIS comes to an end.

In the real world, we make friends and then that friendship ends. You have a great job, and then it becomes redundant. One minute a family member is there in front of you, the next, they’re not. Be prepared for things to happen in life that you might not always enjoy or agree with. Yes, it can be hard — possibly one of the hardest things you will ever face in your life. But you won’t enjoy the time you have now unless you come to terms with it. In the end, yes, we miss people but time does heal wounds.

Will You Help Me?



“Will you help me?” is the phrase at the heart of each episode of Doctor Who. Sure, the show is also about epic adventures and fearsome battles, but they all begin with those four words. Every single episode has a character in need of help; sometimes it’s even the Doctor him (her?) self.

Remember “Night Terrors“? That episode brought the Doctor to Earth by the sheer power of a little boy’s cry for help. Now, I wouldn’t say I never helped people before I watched the show, but it opened my eyes to just how much I could help people. Even small acts, like giving directions or donating to charities, can have a huge impact on others’ lives.

Embrace Change



“Change my dear, and not a moment too soon.” – 6th Doctor

Change is the gear that’s kept the show going for over 50 years. When it comes to Doctor Who, change is everywhere — in themes, faces, companions, and behind-the-scenes. Regeneration is the most obvious example of this. The show manages to keep the title character the same while completely changing them. It isn’t just about switching actors; each Doctor is different from the last.

Doctor Who embraces change, a natural part of our daily lives. Our jobs, homes, friends, memories and emotions can all change in a moment. Sudden or unexpected changes can be difficult to embrace. In my experience, meeting change head on and playing the hand I was dealt has been much easier after watching Doctor Who. Change can actually be a good thing.

The univer-, sorry, the Whoniverse is full of lessons you can take away and explore. From coping with the real world to understanding the next chapters of your life, it’s a fantastic show with messages that fans of all ages can understand.

Those were my five life lessons, what are yours?

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Studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 100,000 people in the U.S. would live longer lives if they received preventive care each year. To encourage more people to take advantage of annual checkups, which are usually 100% covered by health plans if a patient stays in-network, Cigna launched The TV Doctors for Doctors. The yearly campaign features prominent actors who have played physicians on television such as Neil Patrick Harris, who’s known for his role as Dr. Doogie Howser, and Patrick Dempsey and Kate Walsh, who both starred on Grey’s Anatomy. Also part of the campaign is Donald Faison, who had a leading role in the hit ABC comedy series Scrubs from 2001 to 2010.

Faison stopped by Black Enterprise to discuss his personal passion to make a real difference in the health of the country and commitment to help people prevent chronic diseases and live a healthier life. During the interview, the former star of the 1995 pop classic Clueless talked about his partnership with Cigna and why it’s important to take control of your own health. He also explained why it’s important for him to be a role model for his children and motivate them to lead healthy lives. After taking an honest look at his own health and daily habits, he realized how important it was for him to lead by example. In addition, the comedian talked about his current work-related projects.

Watch Faison’s interview with Selena Hill, Digital Editor at Black Enterprise, below.

 

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer Showcases Doctor Rivalry

As the Doctor Who Christmas special episode draws ever closer, a new trailer has dropped to get us all in a tizzy. As if we weren’t already somewhere close to fever pitch. And it brings us some hitherto undiscovered revelations — most prominently that there’s some friction between the First and Twelfth Doctors, who both feature in the episode.

We see Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor introduce himself as the Doctor. As he does so, David Bradley’s First Doctor responds: “You may be a Doctor but I am the Doctor.”

Capaldi’s Doctor then goes on to explain to Bradley’s that he is his future self. Bradley’s Doctor looks at him quizzically, and asks, “Sunglasses?”

“They’re sonic,” explains Capaldi.

“Indoors?” comes Bradley’s cutting follow-up.

We also witness Capaldi saying, “I will stop you. I will stop all of you,” before our first look at an enchanted glass figure teased in the recently released synopsis.

There’s also a better look at the much-anticipated regeneration sequence.

Called “Twice Upon A Time”, the episode is one-hour long — 15 minutes longer than a standard episode. In the episode, we will see Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor bow out as he regenerates into Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor — the first female Doctor in the show’s history. The episode also marks the departure of outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat. Chris Chibnall steps into the role for the next season, due to premiere in Autumn of 2018.


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Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor will make her debut in the Doctor Who Christmas special.

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Here’s the official synopsis for the episode:

The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley — Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted    glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.

An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, “Twice Upon A Time” marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…

“Twice Upon A Time” is written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The 60-minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).

“Twice Upon A Time” premieres on BBC1 at 5.30pm on December 25 and will air on BBC America a few hours later.

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A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor’s request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer
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Gabby Douglas: I Was Also Abused by USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Gabby Douglas is the third member of the "Fierce Five" (following Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney) to say she was abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The three-time Olympic gold medalist released a statement via social media on Tuesday, saying she didn't speak earlier because "we

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Ex USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday. His sentencing is set for Jan. 12th, but he is expected to face between 25 and

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Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Gabrielle Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, said that national team doctor Larry Nassar had abused her.

The revelation came in a lengthy statement on Instagram in response to a flood of criticism surrounding comments she made in the aftermath of teammate Aly Raisman’s tweet denouncing victim-shaming.

Raisman had recently said that she had been sexually abused by Nassar. A month earlier, another 2012 teammate, McKayla Maroney, also said that she had been sexually abused by Nassar.

Soon after Raisman posted on how victim shaming is wrong, Douglas responded with a now-deleted tweet said that “It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexy way entices the wrong crowd.”

Read more: Aly Raisman Opens Up About Sexual Abuse by USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Social media backlash immediately followed, and reigning Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles also joined in, tweeting “shocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me…honestly seeing this bring me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her.”

Read more: Who Is Larry Nassar, the Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Aly Raisman Accuses of Sexual Abuse?

Douglas issued an apology, hash tagging it #metoo, the tag used for victims of sexual abuse coming forward following revelations that powerful producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed multiple women. But Douglas felt the need to explain her comment further. In her latest apology, Douglas alluded to sexual abuse by Nassar. “I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

A representative for Douglas confirmed to USA Today that she was accusing Nassar of abusing her.

Douglas went on to explain that her initial comments were made after attending an event with children and young adults and that “It’s very humbling when many people look up to you as an example. I take my job as a role model very seriously and I always want to do my best to represent all the best qualities that a role model should embody. I admit there are times that I fall short.”

Read more: It Started When I Was 13 Years Old.’ Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says U.S. Team Doctor Molested Her

Douglas makes it clear that she does not support victim-shaming, saying “I understand that many of you didn’t know what I was dealing with, but it is important to me that you at least know this. I do not advocate victim shaming /blaming in any way, shape or form! I will also never support attacking or bullying anyone on social media or anywhere else.”

Nassar was the USA Gymnastics national team doctor for 29 years, and was also employed by Michigan State University. He resigned from USA Gymnastics in 2015 and was fired from MSU in 2016. He is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for federal child pornography charges and faces hundreds of lawsuits by gymnasts and MSU athletes for sexual abuse.


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Aly Raisman Opens Up About Sexual Abuse by USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman says the knock came at eight o’clock at night. The future Olympic gold medalist was competing in Rotterdam, Netherlands in her first year at the coveted senior level, the group from which world and Olympic teams were selected. She was thousands of miles away from home, nervous about the competition to come, and without her usual support system of her parents and siblings. She opened the door and saw the team doctor for USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.

“I thought you could use a massage,” she says he told her. She was 16.

It wasn’t the first time she says Nassar had appeared at her door at night, offering a massage under the guise of therapy. And it wouldn’t be the last, as Raisman disclosed in an interview with TIME and in her new book, Fierce.

It first happened several months earlier, when she was competing in Melbourne, Australia. At that meet, an official with USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, saw Raisman wincing through practice with sore heels and an aching back and suggested that she see Nassar. He was a great doctor, Raisman says the official told her, and she should consider herself lucky that he would work with her. So when Nassar appeared at her door again, Raisman opened it and let him and let him “work” on her, the term that USA Gymnastics and the gymnasts used for Nassar’s treatments.

Those treatments, it turns out, weren’t necessarily treatments at all. According to Raisman and other gymnasts who have described the procedures, Nassar’s so-called therapy seemed to consist primarily of invasive massage, touching the girls around their pelvic areas and vagina. Gymnasts were sent to Nassar for any pain — whether it was in the back, hip, or muscle — and he often suggested massage as the treatment, according to interviews with gymnasts. He rarely used gloves when working with the girls, and would touch them with his bare hands, including penetrating their vagina with his fingers.

Raisman is the latest high-profile gymnast to accuse Nassar of sexual abuse. In October McKayla Maroney, her teammate on the squad that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics, said Nassar abused her for years, beginning when she was 13 years old. In all, more than 100 athletes have filed suit against Nassar and USA Gymnastics, alleging that the organization was complicit in not addressing reports of sexual abuse adequately. The plaintiffs in the various lawsuits also include athletes at Michigan State University, where Nassar had been employed.

Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in July and is awaiting sentencing in Michigan. He pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing former patients and a family friend.

Nassar resigned from USA Gymnastics in the summer of 2015. When contacted for this story, Nassar’s attorney said a gag order in his client’s pending case prevented him from commenting on Raisman’s claims.

Raisman, 23, opened up about her experiences in a recent interview with TIME at her family home in a quiet wooded neighborhood in Needham, Mass., outside of Boston. A rec room off the kitchen is filled with mementos from her record-setting career: with six medals won at the 2012 and 2016 Games, she’s America’s second-most decorated female Olympic gymnast. But as her mother, Lynn, lit a fire in the living room, Raisman settled into a deep brown leather couch and talked about how it could have all been derailed by abuse.

She says Nassar often closed his eyes and would be out of breath while working on her. Unaware that she was being molested, and still believing she was receiving medical treatment that would help her, she attributed his behavior to his being tired or jetlagged from the trips to competitions around the world.

Now Raisman says she knows better. “I know people will say ‘Why didn’t she tell her mom? Why didn’t she say anything?’ But those questions are unfair,” she says. “The fact is I didn’t really know it was happening to me. What people don’t get is that he was a doctor. I would never have imagined that a doctor would abuse me or manipulate me so badly.”

After years of making excuses for what she calls Nassar’s “weird” behavior during the treatment sessions, in July 2015 — three years after winning three medals at her first Olympics — she says she finally realized that Nassar had been sexually abusing her. Raisman says she received a call from USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny, who asked her to speak to an investigator who would be coming to Raisman’s home. He wouldn’t tell her what the visit was about.

She says the investigator, who was hired by USA Gymnastics to address complaints about Nassar, asked if Raisman felt safe, and if anyone had been making her feel uncomfortable. Then she asked specifically about Nassar, about what he did, how he treated her, how many times, and whether other people were present during the treatment sessions. At first Raisman continued to make excuses for Nassar, admitting that she often felt uncomfortable but also adding that he was a doctor, and didn’t mean to make her uncomfortable, and frequently brought her and the other girls gifts.

When the investigator left, Raisman thought back on her encounters with Nassar and realized that the treatments had not been medical in nature but that she had been sexually abused. She declined to go into detail about the nature of the abuse. When Raisman called USA Gymnastics back the following day and asked to speak to the investigator again, she says she was told that the investigation was ongoing. She also received a text from an official asking her to stop talking about her experiences with Nassar, so as not to jeopardize the investigation. Requests for comment to Penny’s attorney were not immediately answered.

Raisman says that the culture of success at all costs, and the power that USA Gymnastics wields over the gymnasts and their families vying for coveted Olympic spots, can allow sexual abuse to go unchecked as victims feel that it’s easier and potentially beneficial to stay quiet.

Raisman says she now feels betrayed, by both Nassar, whom she trusted as a doctor, and by USA Gymnastics, whom she trusted not to put her in harm’s way.

Nassar, who was a licensed osteopath, was a volunteer at USA Gymnastics. Throughout her career, Raisman was told by the organization’s officials that Nassar was a talented doctor, one that the gymnasts were fortunate to work with. She trusted that advice, as did her parents. “When I went to a parents meeting, they would tell us your children are so lucky to have the best doctor, they are so lucky to work with Dr. Larry,” says Lynn Faber Raisman.

Nassar went out of his way to exploit that trust, according to Raisman and others who worked with him. He attended many of the elite training camps at the secluded Texas ranch run by the influential coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, who led the U.S. Olympic team. The camp was invitation only, and a call to attend was considered a top honor for Olympic hopefuls. Once a month during the season, elite teams would gather at the ranch with their coaches and national trainers — but no family — for five days of intensive drills. The gymnasts lived in spartan dorms and their days consisted of little more than training, eating and sleeping. Cell service is spotty, so athletes barely communicated with their families during camp.

In that setting, Raisman says Nassar became their confidante and cheering squad, bestowing gifts and sweets, and much-needed encouragement and support. For young girls whose entire lives consisted of hours and hours of performing to impress others, Nassar seemed like an ally.

“He was always, always, always on my side,” says Raisman. “He was always that person who would stick up for me and make me feel like he had my back. The more I think about it, the more I realize how twisted he was, how he manipulated me to make me think that he had my back when he didn’t.”

Raisman says she is still processing her experience, and admits to being anxious about seeing male doctors. She has not yet retired from gymnastics, and has not ruled out trying to make a third Olympic team in Tokyo 2020. She hopes that her story, and those of others who have come forward, will change the way USA Gymnastics addresses reports of sexual abuse.

In response to Raisman’s claims, USA Gymnastics said in a statement, “We are appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused, and we are very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career. In the past year, Aly has become an advocate for many issues, and sharing her personal experience of abuse takes great courage. We are committed to doing what is right, and we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.” The organization has adopted a Safe Sport Policy meant to prevent similar instances of abuse, and Steve Penny resigned as president in March 2017. Kerry Perry, a former sports marketing executive, was appointed the new president and CEO beginning Dec. 1.

Those decisions are a start, says Raisman, but she wants to see other steps, including the creation of a separate body independent of USA Gymnastics that is responsible for handling reports of sexual abuse. “One day when I have a daughter I want to put her in gymnastics,” she says. “I want to make the sport fun, and make it safe. I love the sport, but winning doesn’t make the abuse OK.”


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Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Reveals Sexual Abuse By Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman, a six-time Olympic medalist and one of the most accomplished gymnasts in U.S. history, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked as the women’s gymnastics national team doctor for decades.

Raisman is the second member of the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic women’s team to accuse Nassar of abuse. In October, her teammate McKayla Maroney tweeted that Nassar molested her for years, beginning when she was 13. Raisman disclosed the abuse in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, as well as in her new book, Fierce.

Nassar, who worked as a volunteer doctor for USA Gymnastics, is currently in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in Michigan. He is also named in more than 100 lawsuits filed by gymnasts and athletes he treated while working with USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. Those suits claim he sexually abused athletes under the guise of medical treatment. Nassar resigned from USA Gymnastics in the summer of 2015.

In the interview, Raisman says she spoke to FBI investigators about Nassar after competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero in 2016, after an investigation by the Indianapolis Star revealed that USA Gymnastics had a policy of not reporting sexual abuse reports unless they were filed by the victims or a parent.

Raisman, who competed on the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams and is the nation’s second most decorated female Olympic gymnast, is pushing for change at USA Gymnastics, which governs the sport and oversees the selection of world and Olympic teams.

“I am angry,” she said in the 60 Minutes interview. “I just want to create change so [that young girls] never, ever have to go through this.”

In a statement to the program, USA Gymnastics said it has adopted new policies that require “mandatory reporting” of any potential abuse. “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”


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Aly Raisman Says She Was Sexually Abused By Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

In an interview with 60 Minutes, three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Raisman, now 23, says she was first treated by Nassar at the age of 15.

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‘Appalled.’ USA Gymnastics Responds to Aly Raisman’s Accusation She Was Sexually Abused by Team Doctor

USA Gymnastics said Friday that it is “appalled” by allegations that six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked as the women’s gymnastics national team doctor for decades.

In a statement, USA Gymnastics said it was “appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused,” and “very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career.” The organization said it was hiring a new president and chief executive officer “who emphasizes empowerment throughout the organization” as well adopting a Safe Sport Policy to strengthen “policies that include mandatory reporting.”

In an interview scheduled to air Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, the accomplished gymnast said that she had spoken to FBI agents about Nassar after competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero in 2016. “I am angry,” she said. “I just want to create change so [that young girls] never, ever have to go through this.”

Raisman is the second member of the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic women’s team to accuse Nassar of abuse. Her teammate, McKayla Maroney ,said in October that she had been molested for years by Nassar, who is currently in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in Michigan.


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Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a “reasonable” accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio’s prison system.
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Doctor in conflict with New Hampshire over record keeping

An 85-year-old New Hampshire doctor who has practiced medicine for more than 30 years is in danger of losing her practice.
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Angelina Jolie’s doctor shares top 10 breast cancer prevention tips

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Suranne Jones on Doctor Foster, infidelity and ‘all that unused sexual tension’

The brilliant Doctor Foster is back, and with it one of Britain’s most gifted actresses. We talk to Suranne Jones about the dark power struggle in store for round two, and what she learned from being on Coronation Street

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Two years ago, the nation’s productivity took a nosedive as millions of people became virtually unable to talk about anything other than one BBC television show. Doctor Foster, the story of a GP slowly unravelling her husband’s affair, was gripping, enraging and ripe for debate. And it ended with a pretty conclusive showdown. So it’s perhaps understandable that its star, Suranne Jones, who won a Bafta for season one, was hesitant about bringing it back for part two.

Where could the story go now, with the cheater expelled, the crockery smashed, the marriage (apparently) over? ‘When they said, “Should we do another one?” I was suspicious that this was just because the first one was a success,’ admits Jones. But then she sat down with the show’s writer, Mike Bartlett (Charles III), and realised there was plenty of ground left to cover – and then some.

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So Doctor Foster is back, bringing with it one of the country’s most watchable and skilled homegrown actresses, after a brief hiatus taken for the birth of her son (now 18 months old) with journalist husband Laurence Akers.

Jones, now 38, was a drama-loving kid who joined the Oldham Theatre Workshop when she was eight – in the same year as Anna Friel – and cut her teeth on Coronation Street as ‘bulldog in hoop earrings’ Karen McDonald.

She walked away from Corrie in 2004, turning down well-paid offers to appear on reality TV for a stage role in A Few Good Men at London’s Haymarket Theatre with Rob Lowe. But it was her turning-point role as a murderer released from jail in Unforgiven – a 2009 drama by Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright – that really threw her talents into sharp relief.

Wainwright and Jones went on to make five seasons of women-led hit detective drama Scott & Bailey together (with Jones starring opposite Lesley Sharp as chaotic DC Rachel Bailey) and on the week we meet, Jones has just inked a deal with HBO to star in Wainwright’s 19th-century biopic of Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’, Anne Lister. So if she’s currently Britain’s best-kept secret, she won’t be for much longer. But first, there’s the small matter of a cheating ex-husband to contend with.

You were initially reluctant to make a second season of Doctor Foster. What changed your mind?

‘I had to be sold on the fact that things weren’t as tied up as they seemed at the end of season one [but] Mike Bartlett, the show’s writer, is exceptional. He said, “When have you seen a show [about] the aftermath of a divorce once everyone seems to have sorted their lives out?” At the beginning of this season, Simon and Kate are together and they’ve moved away like Gemma wanted. Gemma’s gone back to being a doctor and she’s looking after her son, who is now turning into an adult. Two years down the line, what happens if that person comes back into your life? You still have to parent a child together, but you really fucking hate each other because of the affair. Those feelings haven’t gone away – they’re just dormant.’

Much of the drama in season one hinged on Gemma discovering the affair. How will this season be able to maintain that tension?

‘From Gemma’s perspective, she and Simon had a really active, sexual, loving, working relationship. Not only did the marriage stop and she found out she didn’t have the life she thought she’d had for two years, she was also sexually active and in love. What do you do with all that unused sexual tension that’s still there?’

Why do you think the show was such a talking point? Is there a fascination with infidelity?

‘Maybe it’s the fear of knowing that could actually happen to you in real life. It’s not a thriller, it’s not a murder, it’s something that feels more tangible. A lot of people have experienced a relationship betrayal, even if it was when they were 16 and with their first love. It could also be the fear that your beautiful, happy marriage could break down at any point when someone else comes along and taps into things that people can’t control.’

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Have strangers come up to you on the street to share their own experiences with infidelity?

‘Yes, and I actually had two friends going through divorce at the time of filming. I also have a friend who recently spilt up from the father of her child – you can see the pain can go on for as long as three or four years in people when that happens. We also use the word “mental” a lot to describe women who have just had their heart broken. [But] the things they do are because they’re probably having a mini nervous breakdown. A lot of women told me they couldn’t believe the things they did.’

You were newly married when you filmed the first season. Was that ever a bit of a downer?

‘Yes… well, no. We were clearly very happy, but as soon as I finished Doctor Foster I obviously wanted to run straight home to give my husband a big cuddle, and I got pregnant within months of finishing! Luckily I was in a good place to be able to tell that story. Can you imagine if there were any doubts about my own relationship? It would’ve been awful.’

What can you tell us about your upcoming role as Anne Lister?

‘I knew that Sally [Wainwright] was interested in Anne Lister, but it’s taken 15 years to get it going. Previously, the timing wasn’t right for her to tell it in the way that she wanted to. Period dramas can be quite dry at times, as we look at our history in the same way. Anne Lister is just a different story that needed telling in a different way. The more I read about her, the more I go, “Oh, my god”. In the 19th century Lister was a landowner, she travelled, she was an entrepreneur, she refused to marry because she loved women, so she met a neighbouring heiress and “married” her. They went to the church and performed what Lister called a marriage, and then lived and travelled together.’

Is it because there’s been a wider conversation about gender and sexuality in the past few years that now feels like the right time?

‘I think given the fact that same-sex marriage and civil partnerships have happened, she looks particularly ahead of her time. It isn’t just about her sexual preferences, though. It’s about the fact that women nowadays have so much pressure, and so much opportunity work-wise and career-wise that not only was Anne Lister in love with women but also she was way ahead of the game in her professional life, too. I’ve read five episodes of the show and they’re brilliant.’

Suranne Jones

Your first big TV role was on a soap opera, which are notoriously hard work and involve long hours. What impact has that had on you?

‘Acting was something I always really wanted to do and, when I left school and was old enough to get an agent, Coronation Street was like the thing to get into. When I got it, my Grandad Bob and Nana Bertha were like, “What?! Oh, my god!” There are some people who are naturally talented, who just have it coming out of their ears; they just sparkle with talent. Some people – and I put myself in this category – don’t fit a mould. I always looked a lot older. I was as tall as a giraffe, even at ten, but I found my place and I really worked at it.’

You said you wanted to make Scott & Bailey in 2008 because there were too many women playing ‘mothers of’ and ‘daughters of’. How do you think the landscape has changed now?

‘It’s an amazing time for television, [and] the parts for women my age are great. When we used to promote Scott & Bailey, series one and two, people were saying, “So, this is about two female detectives?” You would never say, “Ah, so this is about two male detectives?” It’s outrageous that people said that six years ago. But not one person ever said to me about Doctor Foster, “So, this is about a female doctor?”

Season two of Doctor Foster begins this Tuesday 5th September on BBC One

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We really need to talk about Doctor Foster season 2

The show that had us shouting at the TV is just around the corner. Here’s everything we know so far.

Doctor Foster

Remember those few weeks back in 2015 when all anyone could talk about was one BBC television show? That TV show, Doctor Foster, is about to return for a second season. But where can the story of spurned GP Gemma Foster go after season one’s explosive, and seemingly very final, conclusion? If we learned anything from series one, which saw a single blonde hair lead to the total annihilation of one woman’s personal life, then pretty much anywhere.

Remind us what happens in the first season of Doctor Foster?

In the opening episode of season one a successful and happily married GP called Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) discovers one long, blonde hair on her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel)’s scarf. This single discovery kicks Gemma into a spiral of suspicion that leads to the revelation of Simon’s affair with 23-year-old Kate, the daughter of Gemma’s patient.

Which bits made us shout at the TV?

Most of these involved some slightly ridiculous plot twists that pushed our willing suspension of disbelief to its absolute limits: Gemma discovering Kate and Simon have gone on a cosy French holiday with their best friends (and taken some happy group photos she discovers on his secret affair phone), Gemma bursting into Simon’s office to see him kissing Kate in the garden – presumably in full view of Simon’s others colleagues – Kate telling Gemma she’s pregnant with Simon’s child, and even Gemma’s mother-in-law revealing she’s known about the affair for two years. We also watched Dr Foster’s professional life unravel at the same time as her marriage thanks to an avalanche of negative RateMyGP reviews (doesn’t rain but it pours).

Where will the story go in Doctor Foster season two?

You might remember the final showdown at Kate’s parents’ house at the end of season one, when Gemma engineers an awkward dinner party, then sets fire to the evening by revealing the affair and Kate’s pregnancy. Just before the credits we see Gemma in the town square with her son, having apparently split from Simon.

Fast-forward to season two, where the action is set to begin two years later – in real time given the show’s hiatus – after the divorce between Simon and Gemma has gone through. ‘We’re now going to tell the next chapter in Gemma’s story’, says the show’s writer Mike Bartlett, ‘her life in Parminster may look better on the surface, but as she will discover to her cost, every action has its consequences eventually. No one comes through hell unscathed.’ File that one under: lots of old wounds being opened when Simon comes back into Gemma’s life.

Who is returning to star in it?

The brilliant Suranne Jones – who won a TV BAFTA for season one – will return to play Gemma in season two, as will her estranged husband Simon, played by Bertie Carvel. We also know from the billing of Jodie Comer that Simon’s 23-year-old lover Kate is still in his life.  Our money’s on: a very bitter divorce battle, some regrettable make-up sex with Simon and several very public stand-offs in Parminster town square.

Much of the tension in season one rested on Gemma’s discovery of the affair – the big challenge for season two will be how Bartlett maintains that tension two years after the affair has unfolded. Can they do it? We’ll find out next Tuesday 5th.

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My birth experience was so awful, I stopped going to the doctor

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Maggie Downs

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There’s the birth of my son as I wrote about it on my blog. Then there’s the rest of the story –

the significant complications involved with my labor and delivery, an experience that was so distressing it took me a couple years to be more open about it. And then there are deeper wells of feelings and hurts, which I haven’t even begun to mine yet.

This is to say that the birth of my son was traumatic — so much so that I haven’t gone to a doctor since my postpartum visit.

That’s not so bad, you might say.

Wrong.

Labor and delivery room with a crib and a TV

My son is 3. That’s three well-woman exams I’ve missed. Three years of aches and minor illnesses and things I probably should’ve had checked out but didn’t. And I’m old enough that I really should’ve had a mammogram by now. Maybe two.

Instead, I sucked up the pain, and I ignored myself. I treated myself like the pile of laundry in the corner of the bedroom that should be put away, but it’s easier if I pretend I don’t see it.

That’s no way to care for a body. And that’s definitely not the model I want to establish for my son (who has been taken to the doctor on a regular basis, just to be clear).

World's cutest toddler boy stands on a scale at the doctor's office.

Still, the thought of going into a doctor’s office makes me want to cry. It’s such a vulnerable place to be. I can’t even think about it without my limbs going cold and my heart beating rapid-fire. The very last place I want to be in this world is on an exam table with a virtual stranger inspecting the source of so much trauma.

Compounding the problem is that I switched insurance plans several months ago, and I haven’t yet found a new doctor. I hate finding a new doctor. How do you even know if someone is good? The online reviews aren’t always trustworthy — the doctor is either the worst in the business or the very best doc ever; there’s never anything in between — and I’ve tried word-of-mouth over the years with some spectacularly awful results. And I’m a person who had the bar set very, very low for medical professionals.

A dimmed and empty hospital room with a bed and some machines

I grew up with a revolving array of military doctors, who were often rough and had zero to little bedside manner. And so I became the kind of adult who didn’t care about finding a doctor who was affable or gentle, as long as she or he got the job done.

No more.

In addition to a good doctor, I need someone who will respect my reluctance. Someone who will be sensitive to my needs. That’s a lot to ask for a little co-pay.

I posted about this on my Facebook page the other day, looking for doctor recommendations, and I was met with a post full of love and support, in addition to names and phone numbers of physicians. It was everything that social media is supposed to be.

I’m telling you this so I will hold myself accountable now, so that I will summon the courage to make an appointment and follow through with it. Because even if I can’t do it for me, I should at least do it for the other people who love me.

But I’m also telling this story in case you are in a similar situation. Maybe you haven’t been to the doctor for a long time because of some kind of trauma. Maybe you’ve made your own well-being the lowest priority. Maybe you are reluctant to be examined.

I see you. I support you. Let’s do this.

Have you also avoided going to the doctor?

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What time does Trust Me start on BBC One tonight, who’s in the cast with new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker and what’s it about?

WITH the world eagerly anticipating her debut as the latest incarnation of Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker’s latest role actually sees her play a nurse.

The actress stars in new BBC One drama Trust Me. Here’s what we know so far…

Jodie Whittaker stars in new BBC drama thriller, Trust Me
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When is Trust Me on BBC One?

The second episode of new BBC drama Trust Me airs TONIGHT (Tuesday, August 15) at 9pm.

The series is a four-part drama and is bound to have viewers gripped, especially with such a stellar cast in the mix.

Episode one goes head-to-head with Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition on BBC Two, Midsomer Murders on ITV, Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera on Channel 4 and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5.

If you miss an episode you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Jodie’s character Cathy takes on her friends identity and moves to a hospital in Edinburgh after being sacked as a nurse
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What is Trust Me about?

Trust Me is set in Edinburgh and tells the story of Cathy – played by Jodie Whittaker, recently announced as the next Doctor Who – who is a hardworking and skilled nurse, who loses her job for whistle-blowing and is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.

Out of desperation, Cathy seizes the opportunity to steal her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor and start a new life in Edinburgh.

The story follows Cathy as she buries herself deeper and deeper in the imposter persona and realises she could get everything she ever wanted – the job, the man, the dream.

However, her old life threatens to destroy her new situation and the series follows Cathy’s efforts to protect it.

The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison plays Cathy’s husband in the drama
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Who else is in the cast?

Blake Harrison

Blake is best known for playing Neil Sutherland in hit show The Inbetweeners but is switching his comedy hat for a more dramatic one with Trust Me.

The actor plays Cathy’s ex-husband Karl, who is also the relatively useless father of their daughter Molly.

Having sorted his addiction problems, Karl is keen to be a better dad to his daughter – despite relying on handouts from Cathy.

Emun Elliott

Scottish actor Emun is best known for playing John Moray in BBC One period drama, The Paradise, as well as creepy businessman Alistair McDermid in BBC3 drama Clique.

In Trust Me, Emun plays Andrew Brenner, an easy going doctor who is committed to his job at the Edinburgh hospital where Cathy gets a job.

The pair grow close as they start to work together and embark on a passionate fling, but viewers will have to see how far their relationship can go considering Cathy has fed him a string of lies.

Sharon Small

Sharon Small is best known for playing Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries as well as appearing in Silent Witness and Midsomer Murders.

The actress plays Brigitte Raynes, Cathy’s overworked new boss who is nothing short of perplexed as to why a seemingly overqualified consultant such as Cathy would want to work at her underwhelming West Lothian Trust.

Brigitte takes Cathy under her wing, but will she figure out why her new employee behaves so strangely at times?

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The ‘Doctor Who’ Companion Departures That Hurt the Most

In the almost 54 years since Doctor Who first debuted on television, the Doctor has said hello and goodbye to nearly 50 companions. Doctor Who has proven over the years that it can be quite ruthless and isn’t above killing off a main character – especially companions. Although Doctor Who fans know that our favorite companion could disappear at any moment, these departures really broke our hearts.

Rose Tyler


Rose Tyler (2005-2008)

Rose Tyler was the first companion that the Ninth Doctor would take on board the TARDIS. In the Series 1 finale, “The Parting of the Ways”, Rose looked into the Time Vortex to save The Doctor and gained the ability to manipulate time and space itself. But the power was too much for her to control, so the Doctor kissed her, taking the power into himself. This then forced him to regenerate into the Tenth Doctor.

During “Doomsday” in Series 2, Rose became stranded in a parallel universe. Her father teleported her to another universe to save her from being pulled into the void. As she became trapped there, the only thing the Doctor could do was transmit a hologram of himself to her to say goodbye.

This was such a heartbreaking moment. Knowing that Rose had fallen in love with the Doctor, fans around the world could feel the agony as the Doctor (and viewers) had to bid Rose farewell.

Rose returned in Series 4 as well as the 50th-anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor“, although she wasn’t strictly Rose, but rather The Moment in sentient form.

Martha Jones


Martha Jones
A welcome addition by Freema Agyeman after the departure of Billie Piper

Martha Jones first appeared in Series 3’s opening episode, “Smith and Jones“. She became a full-time companion to the Tenth Doctor as a reward for helping him.

During her time in the TARDIS, it became clear that Martha had fallen for the Doctor and wanted him to notice her – which of course he didn’t. By the conclusion of the season after the battle with The Master, Martha decided to leave.

She returned in Series 4 as a recurring guest in a few episodes, but it wasn’t the same. Knowing the Doctor could never return her love was almost too painful to bear.

Donna Noble


Donna Noble
Catherine Tate is a delight as the mouthy but loveable Donna

Donna Noble first met the Tenth Doctor during the events of the 2006 Christmas episode, “The Runaway Bride“. However, it wasn’t until the Series 4 opener, “Partners in Crime” that Donna would board the TARDIS full time.

Donna’s story ended after the battle against Davros in “Journey’s End“. When a Dalek shot the Doctor, he began to regenerate. Funnelling the regeneration power into his hand that was chopped off during “The Christmas Invasion“, he was able to stop himself from changing completely.

Later, Donna touched the hand and the regenerative powers contained within filled her with the Doctor’s knowledge. The Doctor was forced to wipe her mind to stop it from destroying her. Donna would appear again during “The End of Time” and she eventually got her happy ending as a blushing bride. As a wedding present, the Doctor anonymously gave the newlyweds a lottery ticket.

Donna was much loved by the fans as she brought a fresh take to the role of companion. In particular, fans loved how she was never afraid to stand up to the Doctor to make her point.

Amy Pond


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Raggedy Man… Goodnight

A world of Doctor Who fans went into mourning as the credits rolled on the 2009 Christmas Special, “The End of Time“. David Tennant’s beloved Tenth Doctor had to regenerate after being exposed to lethal radiation. Thus began the tenure of Matt Smith’s, Eleventh Doctor and our introduction to Amy Pond.

Amy’s time on the show came to a close during “The Angels Take Manhattan“. A surviving Weeping Angel sent her husband, Rory, back to the 1930s. Amy, not willing to live her life without him, allowed the Angel to touch her sending her back as well. A sad but fitting end that left Amy fans devastated but happy knowing she was alive and with her husband.

Clara Oswald


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Jenna Coleman played Clara Oswald, one of three versions of the same character

Clara Oswald was one of three versions of the character. She first appeared in “Asylum of the Daleks” as Oswin Oswald, then the second version of Clara appeared in the Christmas special “The Snowmen“. The final version of Clara was found in modern London.

In the season finale, “The Name of the Doctor“, Clara stepped into the Doctor’s time stream to save the Doctor’s past incarnations from the Great Intelligence. This caused multiple versions of herself to appear over his lifetime and answered the mystery of Clara’s multiple incarnations.

Clara remained with the Doctor and witnessed his regeneration into the Twelfth Doctor. During Series 9’s “Face the Raven”, she took on a death sentence that the Doctor could not save her from. In “Hell Bent“, the Doctor used Time Lord technology to go back to the moment just before Clara died and extracted her to save her. Knowing that she would always be in danger, the Doctor wiped her memory – a ploy that backfired as Clara had sabotaged the memory device. Clara then went on the run with Ashildr (played by Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams) in a stolen TARDIS.


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Season 10 has now concluded and as we hurtle towards the Twelfth Doctor’s final story we will soon meet a new female incarnation who will become the Thirteenth Doctor. Whether Bill Potts returns or not will remain a mystery, at least until Christmas. Whatever happens, fans can rest assured knowing that whenever we say goodbye to one companion, a new one follows soon after.

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A Kentucky doctor who was in her own hospital room preparing to give birth to her second baby heard screaming from the room next door and jumped in to help, delivering that patient’s baby because the on-call doctor was out of the building.

“I just put on another gown to cover up my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room,” Dr. Amanda Hess told TV station WKYT.

Dr. Hess — an obstetrician/gynecologist hours away from delivering her own child at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Kentucky — recognized the woman screaming as a patient from her practice who she happened to have seen the week before for a final pre-natal appointment.

Leah Halliday-Johnson, 38, tells PEOPLE that she was only 1-cm. dilated when she checked into the hospital but an hour later her fourth child was arriving faster than expected and with the umbilical cord loosely wrapped around her neck. The nurses asked her to try not to push because the on-call doctor was still on his way back from his break, she says.

“I was not being quiet about the fact that it was difficult for me not to push,” Halliday-Johnson says, adding that with no time for any pain medication, she let out a scream or two.

Dr. Hess, who had checked into the hospital that same night, had already changed into her patient gown and was preparing to be induced when she heard the commotion. “She overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress — that baby was coming and needed help,” fellow physician Dr. Hala Sabry wrote on Facebook.

Halliday-Johnson said didn’t know until later that Dr. Hess wasn’t on duty at the hospital but actually had been in her own hospital room down the hall.

“I said, OK, it’s great to see you. Can I push now?” Halliday-Johnson said. “She was in complete doctor mode. She just heard somebody needed help.”

Dr. Hess realized there was no time to wait and delivered Halliday-Johnson’s healthy 8-lb. girl at about 8:40 p.m. on July 23 after two quick pushes, says the relieved mom. The new baby joins a sister, 14, and brothers aged 5 and 4.

“I had actually taken a call the day before, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute. But this was literally ’til the last second,” Dr. Hess told TV station WLEX.

“She’s a really special person,” Halliday-Johnson says. “I’m thankful for her.”

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The on-call doctor arrived shortly after and completed the rest of the procedures while Dr. Hess went back to her own room, Halliday-Johnson says.

Dr. Hess later gave birth to her own baby, a girl she named Ellen Joyce, who joins sister Kate, according to Sabry.

“It’s life-affirming that there are these women out there watching out for other women,” Halliday-Johnson says. “She has made me feel good about life.”


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Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 11: Dark Water

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 11: Dark Water

With all the shade I’ve thrown at Steven Moffat during his reign as the Doctor Who show runner, one thing I can’t hate on is how well he knows and trolls the fandom. Last week Tumblr was buzzing with a phenomenal theory that Missy was a dark iteration of Clara merged with The Great Intelligence resurfacing from the Doctor’s Timeline. It seemed like all the loose ends since the introduction of Clara Oswald as the new companion would get tied up in a pretty bow. It would explain who gave Clara The Doctor’s number, who placed the ad in the paper and maybe even answer my favorite mystery of why River was able to maintain a psychic link with Clara after the latter jumped into The Doctor’s timeline. Moffat very skillfully reinforced those speculations in the preview for ‘Dark Water,’ cutting together scenes that made Clara and The Doctor seem at odds. It was a similar strategy that we saw for ‘Mummy On The Orient Express,’ as Clara was completely left out of the trailer, launching the fandom into a frenzy over her departure from The Doctor.

I had the same reaction to the revelation of Missy’s identity as I’ve had to most other Moffat mysteries, shocked and not surprised all at the same time. But before diving into the big reveal, we have talk about the true lifeline of this season, Clara’s relationship with The Doctor.

‘Dark Water’ made me seriously fall in love with Clara’s dynamic with Capaldi’s Doctor. For much of Jenna Coleman’s initial tenure as the companion, I had a hard time buying into her disposition toward The Doctor. However with so much of this season focused pretty much entirely on Clara as a three dimensional character, the emotional narrative arc feels like it is coming to a logical conclusion. In the past my biggest issue with Moffat’s treatment of Clara has been the lack of reasoning behind her actions, but this season everything she’s done makes perfect sense.

After a tragic phone call with Danny, Clara attempts to black mail The Doctor into rewriting history. She is so distressed by her loss that she completely betrays The Doctor. This is a defining moment in their relationship and specifically for the new Doctor. We see him being completely empathetic towards a friend, despite an entire season of being an old grouch. There is nuance to his personality, it makes him relatable and a hero an audience can identify with.

Overall, Capaldi was magnificent in this episode. It took me a long time to warm up to his portrayal, especially as a lot of the lines he was given in the beginning of the season were simply annoying. In ‘Dark Water’ he finally struck the right comedic balance that didn’t feel forced. In most of the episodes we’d seen so far he seemed like a formulaic one trick pony per episode, either constantly rude, or constantly “dark” and mysterious, or constantly goofy. The writing in ‘Dark Water’ highlighted the best assets of Capaldi especially his comedic timing.

The character narrative on the show is at its highest, however the same can’t be said for the plot. As we finally found out that Missy is a regenerated Master. The last we saw of The Master, he was bent on revenge against Rassilon following him into the time locked Time War. This may mean that we’re about to finally revisit the fate of Gallifrey narrative, but judging by the reveals this week, I’m hesitant to bet on any one theory. As reveals go, it was almost painfully obvious, but I will reserve my last judgment until the finale.

The presence of cyberman is a little confusing, but The Master does have a history with robotic humanoids (Toclafane anyone?). I’m not really sure how the cyberman will be taking over the dead in order to take over the earth, but I guess we shall see.

It seems that the real battle will be unfolding closer to home for Clara and The Doctor. We saw Danny manipulate Clara into shutting off their connection in order to keep her form ending up in The Nethersphere, but my guess is that she will soon see through that. The most interesting cliffhanger of this episode is Danny’s fate. There’s an obvious question of why Clara was calling Danny while he was struck by a car, which ties into the story of Danny’s grandson Orson Pink. In ‘Listen’ Orson clearly implied that he and Clara were connected, leading fans to conclude that Danny and