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Five on Friday | July 31, 2015

Five on Friday July 31 2015

We’re belly-flopping into those last few sticky-hot weeks of summer before the kids head back to school. Want some last-ditch-effort summer reading? Check out the top five suggested reads from our staff at MCN, try to stay cool, and don’t forget your sunscreen.

  1. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, was impressed by newly-released Johns Hopkins research estimating that 85 percent of respondents in the study rely on text messaging. The research indicates that cell phones might be the best way to get health information to inner-city pregnant and postpartum women of all ethnicities.
  2. Candace also recommends this article from the International Council on Women’s Health Issues about detention of immigrant women and children in Australia. Candace finds this “interesting, especially in light of our recent coverage of this issue in the US.”
  3. Want something visually stimulating? Ricardo, Health Network Manager, offered the Migration Policy Institute’s Top 25 Destination Countries for Global Migrants over Time, which features graphs with numerous filters on migration from 1960 to 2013.
  4. Ileana, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, attended the first webinar of the APHA webinar series entitled, “Impact of Racism on Health & Well-being of the Nation.” The second installment is August 4th.
  5. The LA Times continues to run timely articles on the immigrants in detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, sent last weekend’s article on a federal judge's order to release immigrants held in detention centers. Today, they ran an article on a Texas nun assisting immigrants who are released, on the front page.


Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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