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Hipsters vs. Hippies Welcome Back Party

By Robertino Simpson The official “Welcome Back Party” for UMHS earlier this month was a great success. The theme of the Fall 2014 Welcome Back Party was “Hipsters vs. Hippies.” Students donned various costumes portraying styles of both genre. The fashion stylings of many students were commendable. Ruben Cabrera transformed himself into a “trendy hipster;” his entrance caused just as much surprise as Joshuam Ruiz Vega’s rendition of the hipster. The hippies were out in

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Vaccine Facts and Myths

There are many vaccine facts and myths, but the truth is getting shots for common illnesses and diseases literally saves lives. The UMHS Endeavour debunks three common misconceptions about vaccines for the general public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools. Myth: HPV Vaccine is for Girls Only Fact: Both boys and girls will benefit from HPV vaccine. HPV (Human Papillomavirus) affects both genders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says on

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Doctors, Scientists & Educators

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (through October 15, 2014), the UMHS Endeavour brings you a look at Latino doctors, scientists and educators that made a difference. Many (but not all) of the following are Latino Americans, but each one made significant contributions to medicine, science and math in the past century. We celebrate these Latino/Latina scientists, doctors and educations as an inspiration for all students at American and Caribbean medical schools. Severo Ochoa, Academic,

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Respiratory Virus EV-D68 Sends Hundreds of Kids to U.S. Hospitals

Respiratory Virus EV-D68 has put hundreds of U.S. children in hospitals and the outbreak could be just “the tip of the iceberg,” a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official says. The UMHS Endeavour looks at why this emerging infectious disease, which is easily preventable with proper hygiene, is dangerous for children, and what the general public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools can do to combat the problem. The virus, which

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