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Alcohol Before Bed Doesn’t Help You Sleep, New Study Says

The proverbial “nightcap” (alcohol before bedtime) does not help your sleep, a new study says. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the results of a new study by the University of Missouri and why a glass of wine or a cocktail before bed might not be a good option for the general public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools. Why Booze Before Bed is Useless One might think a cocktail, beer or wine before

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CDC says only 44% of Americans have had influenza vaccinations

Despite preventing an estimated 7.2 million flu-related illnesses and 90,000 flu hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on December 11, 2014 that only 40% of Americans received influenza vaccinations as of early November this year. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the CDC’s report and why the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools should get vaccinated this flu season. We will also examine a new study showing how influenza

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Doctor Gift Guide for the Holidays

What do you get the doctor on your holiday shopping list? The UMHS Endeavour looks at fun novelty gifts for doctors and students at American and Caribbean medical schools. To save you time since the first night of Chanukah begins at sundown today and Christmas is just over one week away, we searched the Internet for medical-themed items for all you last-minute shoppers for our first-ever Doctor Gift Guide for the holidays. Most items can

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Work for Doctors Without Borders

Many in the medical community want to help people in the developing world through Doctors Without Borders, particularly students and graduates of American and Caribbean medical schools. The UMHS Endeavour takes a brief look at how you can get involved with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and make a difference in parts of the world that desperately need physicians. Work as a Physician for Doctors Without Borders The Doctors Without Borders website (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/work-us/work-field/who-we-need/physicians) has

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