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Five on Friday: Warming Up

MCN Five on Friday Man holding tomatoes


The warmer days are here! Fields across America are swelling with the produce that make up our summer picnics and graduation barbeques. We’re looking forward to another relaxing June weekend as we round out another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. Here are some resources and updates that we found useful and insightful. What are you reading? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. 




People Fleeing Conflict Make Up 1% of World Population


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Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues: “For the first time in modern history, people fleeing conflicts now make up 1% of the global population.”




Suicide Rates are up 30%: Beyond Mental Disorders


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Karen, CEO, shared “Suicides up 30%; risk factors go beyond diagnosed disorders.”




One of the Deadliest Flu Seasons for Children


Nurse giving girl a shot


Karen also sent in: Flu season was one of the deadliest for children.




Is Domestice Violence Private?


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Leslie, Health Network Associate, shared “Is Domestic Violence Private?” a piece from the Marshall Project overviewing the history of domestic violence as a basis for seeking asylum.




Seperating Kids from Parents Shows Contempt


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Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared this Houston Chronicle op-ed, co-written by MCN’s Board Chair, Marsha Griffin, MD: “Taking Immigrant Kids from Parents Shows Contempt for Families.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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