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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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A Competitive Twist to Valentine’s Day at the UMHS Med Olympics

By Billy Zhang Newton Fields of St. Kitts was abuzz this past February 14th, 2015 with the chants of each semester teams clamoring for the bragging rights of being the first UMHS Med Olympics winners hosted by the UMHS Sports Club and Student Government Association (SGA) of UMHS, one of the leading Caribbean medical schools. From 11am-2 pm, semesters competed against one another in the following seven competitions: sack relay, basketball, pie eating contest, relay

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Telemedicine Technology Brings Doctor to the Patient

    Everything is high-tech in 2015, and that includes how many visit the doctor, through the latest telemedicine technology. Think of it as “digital house calls” by doctors. The UMHS Endeavour looks at why telemedicine is growing, the many advantages, from helping patients to financial savings, plus the latest technology in telemedicine and how it all benefits both patients and future doctors at American and Caribbean medical schools. We will summarize recent online news

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