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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 4, 2017
Tuberculosis kills. In 2017, millions of people will die of TB, the disease which tormented Chinese dynasties a thousand years ago, which gripped Europe during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, through the 19th century and into the 20th, which we know through many works of literature as “consumption” or the “white plague” -- shouldn’t TB be a thing of the past? Yes, it should already be... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2017
 April is upon us, and agricultural communities across the country are waking out of the slumber of winter and preparing for the spring planting. Out here in California, plenty of spring harvesting is under way, and the farms are already gearing up for summer weather. Regardless of where you reside, there are communities near you that rely on agricultural workers to get the orchards and... Read More
streamline newsletter winter-spring 2017
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 30, 2017
 Streamline is here! And we’re convinced that you should share our slightly-over-the-top exuberance on the publication of the latest issue of our quarterly clinical publication. That’s because this issue has some critical reads for clinicians serving mobile populations. Here are the top four reasons to read up: Because chlorpyrifos was in the news this week, when the EPA declined to ban... Read More
Laszlo Madaras at the Pennsylvania Conference on Tick-Borne Diseases
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 29, 2017
 Last week, Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, SFHM, Co-Chief Medical Officer at MCN facilitated a two-day conference on tick-borne disease at his home health center Summit Health in Pennsylvania. The conference, organized by Summit Health’s Library and Education Committee, featured a number of speakers on new Lyme disease research, the need for more research and better testing, and the growing... Read More
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
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