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May is National Osteoporosis Prevention & Awareness Month

May is National Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Month, a time to get educated about the disease that causes two million broken bones each year and is more prevalent in women than risk of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The UMHS Endeavour takes a brief look at what osteoporosis is and what the general public and future doctors at American and Caribbean medical schools should know about risk

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Health Care Around the World: South Korea

  South Korea has a compulsory National Health Insurance (NHI) and everyone is eligible, even expatriates (after receiving an alien registration card from the South Korean government). In the latest installment of our Health Care Around the World series, the UMHS Endeavour looks at health care in South Korea and what the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools can learn from it. We will examine the country’s nationalized health insurance, and other

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Latest Bird Flu Strain Not a Serious Threat to Humans: CDC

    The bird flu outbreak in the USA—resulting in millions of chickens and turkeys being destroyed–is not a serious threat to American consumers, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week. The UMHS Endeavour looks at the bird flu outbreak, results of genetic analysis of the virus and why the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools should not be alarmed. We will summarize a news release

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World Immunization Week April 24 to 30 Stresses Importance of Vaccines

It’s World Immunization Week April 24 to 30 for 2015, a time to draw attention to life-saving vaccines. The UMHS Endeavour looks at facts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and why 1 in 5 children misses out on immunizations. We will also look at the vaccine exemption law in California and the bill to remove it, as well as a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing clinical evidence that

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