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E-Cigs Called ‘Dangerous’ By Medical Journal & California Health Officials

  E-cigs are constantly in the news, with growing concern from health experts and local and federal governments, and now a top medical journal and California health officials have both come out against electronic cigarette use. The UMHS Endeavour updates the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools on the latest news and developments for the “vaping” alternative to traditional cigarettes, including a New England Journal of Medicine study and a new California

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Measles Vaccinations Could Have Presented Disneyland Outbreak

A recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland in Anaheim, California could have been prevented by vaccinations, experts say. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the importance of measles vaccinations and how they can protect children, the general public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools from future outbreaks. Why Disneyland Was Measles Ground Zero Although measles was, for the most part, eradicated in the USA in 2000, experts say the disease is still a problem

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UMHS Professor Dr. Prakash Mungli Named ‘Most Inspiring’ by Students

Dr. Prakash Mungli was named “Most Inspiring Professor” by UMHS students at the Student Clinician Ceremony banquet late last year. The UMHS Endeavour takes a brief look at Dr. Mungli’s many accomplishments. We recently spoke to Dr. Mungli about the award. “I was happy to receive ‘the Most Inspiring Professor Award’ from Fall 2014 outgoing students.” he says. “I felt happy and honored, I really appreciate what my students have done in recognizing their professors’

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Primary Care Progress: A Look at Organization’s Goals for U.S. Medicine

  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicts a major physician shortage in the USA by 2025 of 130,000 doctors, and primary care doctors continue to be in demand. For this reason, all students at American and Caribbean medical schools should know about Primary Care Progress (PCP). Primary Care Progress is a national nonprofit network of “medical providers, health professional trainees, policy pundits, advocates, and educators,” with a goal of revitalizing the primary care

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