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Today is World Cancer Day 2016

Today is World Cancer Day, celebrated each year on February 4 to shed light on one of the deadliest diseases in the world. This year’s theme is “We Can. I Can.” The UMHS Endeavour looks at the purpose of World Cancer Day based on the international World Cancer Day 2016 website (http://www.worldcancerday.org/about/2016-2018-world-cancer-day-campaign) to help educate future doctors at American and Caribbean medical schools on how to stop cancer and assist patients in prevention, treatment and

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Go Red for Women This February

    It’s February, American Heart Health Month, with this Friday, February 5, 2016 scheduled as National Wear Red Day, a time when Americans will “Go Red for Women.”. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the purpose of American Heart Health Month, the surprising facts about women’s heart health and the history of Go Red for Women for the public and future doctors at foreign medical schools. Women & Heart Health Facts The American Heart Association

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More Americans Live Past Age 100

  More Americans are living past age 100 than ever before, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While this sounds like great news, we must also consider what this means for the aging population regarding quality-of-life issues. The UMHS Endeavour looks at why Americans are living longer, based on a news release from the National Institute of Health and a feature in HealthDay published last week. We’ll explain the significance for the

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Zika Virus: What You Should Know

  Zika virus, a disease spread through mosquito bites, is a threat to pregnant women and their unborn babies because it can cause the birth defect microcephaly (an abnormally small head). Zika virus cases have been confirmed in Hawaii, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Puerto Rico, and officials fear it could spread more throughout the USA later this year. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the facts about Zika virus and what people and future doctors at

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