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Health Care Around the World: France

  France has one of the highest-ranked health care systems in the world. In the latest installment of our Health Care Around the World series, the UMHS Endeavour looks at the medical system in France and what the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools can learn from it as the USA adapts to changes in our own health care system due to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) . Why Some Say France’s

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March is National MS Education and Awareness Month

  March is National MS Education and Awareness Month. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and other groups want to raise public awareness of multiple sclerosis all month long. The UMHS Endeavour looks at why this month is so important for people with MS, and what the public and future doctors at America and Caribbean medical schools should know. This article is based on materials from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at http://www.msfocus.org/national-ms-awareness-month.aspx MS Defined & Purpose &

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Saunas Good for Your Heart: Study

  Working up a sweat in a steamy sauna is a great late-winter activity, and also good for heart health, a new study says. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the results of a Finnish study on saunas and how they affect the heart, and what this means for the general public and future doctors at American and Caribbean medical schools. A story on Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Stresses Early Intervention

It is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week through February 28, sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The UMHS Endeavour looks at why this week is an important way to raise awareness about eating disorders for the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools. What is the Week About? Press materials from the website for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (www.NEDAwareness.org) say it puts the “spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders

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