President’s Corner

President’s Corner: Happy New Year!

Dr. Freda Bush, January 2018

The New Year begins with many new gifts, gadgets, experiences, and many completely new opportunities. At the end of 2017, I welcomed a new addition to my personal family. Ellis Andrew Watkins’ birth was celebrated … Read the rest

President’s Corner : Congratulations Valerie Huber

Dr. Freda Bush: October 2017

 

Congratulations Valerie Huber, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services of the United States

In June, Valerie Huber, co-founder and long-standing President/CEO of Ascend, was  … Read the rest

Natchez Building Family Connections Event: President’s Corner May 2017

Dr. Freda M. Bush

MI recently completed a two and a half day Building Family Connections (BFC) Curriculum training in Natchez, MS. The BFC program trains facilitators to teach parenting adults how to talk to their children about sex. There … Read the rest

Youth Detention Officers’ Concern for Troubled Youth

Dr. Freda M Bush, December 2016

The Holiday season is a time associated with parties and special dinners, an abundance of tasty treats and special drinks that tempt us to overindulge. Likewise, the innumerable opportunities for gift shopping in decorated … Read the rest

Had the Talk? : President’s Corner August 2016: Dr. Freda Bush

“Why am I involved with the Medical Institute?”

It’s simple.  I have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. My husband, Lee, and I determined years ago, “It is not enough for us to be concerned about ‘our four and … Read the rest

President’s Corner for Early July 2016

Building Family Connections (BFC) Training

Youth commonly access sexy subject matter on TV, movies, iPads, smartphones, etc.  They also “snap chat”, “insta-gram”, twitter and listen to music.  The messages they are receiving from this flood of input are being incorporated … Read the rest

Serious Concerns about Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Teens

President’s Corner for Late May 2016

Dr. Freda M. Bush

This week I had a mother bring her 17y/o daughter to the office for her first GYN examination. “Tamera” is graduating from high school this month and her mother wants … Read the rest

Sex is Not a Game: Dr. Freda Bush

MI’s most popular video has been remade and updated in partnership with the New Jersey Physician’s Advisory Group (NJPAG). One of the most thought provoking lines in the video says, “If sex is a game, does that mean somebody loses?”  … Read the rest