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MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 24, 2017
 What’s cheap and easy to cure, but will kill a person by the time you finish reading this page? Tuberculosis.Today we commemorate World TB Day. This week, as for the last two weeks, MCN’s Ed Zuroweste, MD and Candace Kugel, CRNP, CNM have been in the Marshall Islands to participate in a screening project sponsored by the CDC and WHO. “We are screening the entire adult population of a... Read More
sick girl sitting on ground
By: Deliana Garcia, Mar. 24, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: Today is World TB Day. Please share with friends and colleagues through social media how critical it is that we stop TB worldwide. Follow the day’s happenings on Facebook or Twitter.]Two weeks before today’s World TB Day, the World Health Organization announced its first-ever list of the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant superbugs on the planet that pose the greatest... Read More
warning sign danger pesticides
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2017
 It’s National Poison Prevention Week. Agricultural workers are at a heightened risk for poisonings from pesticides -- and clinicians need the tools to be able to best recognize and manage a poisoning. Here are MCN’s top five resources for clinicians. MCN’s Pesticide Comic Books: Still one of MCN’s most popular resources, the Spanish-language and low-literacy pesticide comic books cover... Read More
man high on a ladder
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 22, 2017
 Last week, MCN’s Alma R. Galván, MHC and Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC met up in some of the most agriculturally productive regions in the country for back-to-back occupational health and safety trainings for Community Health Workers serving agricultural workers. The first training for Community Health Workers was hosted by One Community Health and by Next Door Inc., both of which... Read More
top five reasons I heart MCN - Year in Review 2016
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 21, 2017
 We at Migrant Clinicians Network continue to push ahead for health justice for the mobile poor -- and the numbers show that our work is effective. This week, we’ve released our 2016 Year In Review, where we demonstrate the results of the hard work we’ve put in. It’s available in English and in Spanish. I love working for MCN because I get to support amazing people doing incredible and life-... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2017
 Is it winter or is it spring? If you’re on the East Coast, you’re likely to look out the window at feet of snow. It might be challenging to imagine those in the Southwest donning tank tops and shorts in record hot temperatures there. Wherever you are, and whatever season you find yourself in, we hope you enjoy a safe and healthy weekend. Here’s this week’s MCN staff picks for Five on Friday... Read More
Amy K. Liebman and Jimmy Roberts, MD, MPH at West Kauai Medical Center
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 14, 2017
  [Editor’s note: Join our April 20, 2017 webinar to learn more about the recognition and management of pesticide poisonings.] In January 2016, 19 agricultural workers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai re-entered a crop research field owned by seed giant Syngenta Seeds. The field had been recently sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a toxic organophosphate banned for household use but still widely... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 10, 2017
 What’s on tap for your weekend? Little League, opera tickets, tax prep, hiking, dinner parties, dog walking, house repair?  Snow shoveling, boogie boarding, or couch potatoing? No matter how different our weekends may look, we all share a dedication to health justice for mobile and underserved people. That’s why you’re reading this post! We at MCN are also diverse in our weekend... Read More
Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 7, 2017
 Environmental and occupational health (EOH) hazards are ubiquitous and poorly understood. Those who work in high risk jobs and live in impoverished neighborhoods or substandard housing -- like farmworkers and their families -- are affected the most. Our nation’s nurses are often unequipped to recognize and prevent environmental and occupational hazards. Last week, Stephanie Chalupka, EdD,... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 3, 2017
 Phew, finally got to Friday. Before we head out for the weekend, we wanted to share a few pieces that got us talking here at MCN. Both Ricardo, Manager of Health Network, and Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, shared The Union’s response to a WHO exclusion of TB in its new list of antibiotic-resistant ‘priority pathogens.’ Here’s the press release,... Read More