Skip to main content

Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Migrant Clinicians Network's Blog

Donate

 

By: Edward Zuroweste, Dec. 13, 2007
I recently read an article about the ritual use of mercury in immigrant populations. It jumped out at me because this is an issue that Venkat Prasad, MD, the medical director at Tri-County Community Health Center, has seen in his health center. A couple of years ago, Dr. Prasad wrote about a case of two recently arrived immigrants from Honduras who used mercury injections to ward off evil as... Read More
By: Edward Zuroweste, Dec. 6, 2007
It has been a rough year for immigrants in number of areas, especially in terms of legislative proposals. Migrant Clinicians Network has just signed on to a letter to Congress asking them to treat immigrants with dignity and fairness. The letter addresses numerous health care policies dealing with immigrants. While I fear that such a letter will have limited impact, I feel strongly that the... Read More
By: Candace Kugel, Dec. 3, 2007
Increasing numbers of worksite raids across the country exemplify the intensity of stepped up immigration enforcement activities. It is especially heart wrenching to hear the stories of citizen children who are left behind in precarious situations when their undocumented parents are detained or deported (see NCLR’s website). In light of these actions, advocates and service providers are... Read More
By: Jennie McLaurin, Nov. 19, 2007
We’ve all heard that immigrants may fear giving out personal information to authorities, especially if they, or their loved ones, are here without documentation. But just how widespread is the problem of requiring Social Security numbers (SSNs) as American residents seek health care? I recently had a first-hand taste of what patients deal with every day. After waiting two months for an... Read More
Contact Us