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Five on Friday: The Impact of High Heat on Mental Health

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It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week, especially considering how migrant health is in the news every day. Here are some of the articles that maybe you missed this week -- and we think you’ll find them useful in your own work in health, migrant, or climate justice. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive in to this week’s Five on Friday:



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Many MCNers were talking about and sharing pieces around the new JAMA viewpoint article, “Can Physicians Work in US Immigration Detention Facilities While Upholding Their Hippocratic Oath?” The primary author was also interviewed in the Washington Post.

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Alma in Massachusetts shared a relevant resource from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, “Emergency Planning Among Older Adults.”

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Alma also shared the interesting NPR Morning Edition audio segment, “How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health.”


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A nurse and patient look over files


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Claire shared the CBS News article and accompanying video on the update to medical deferred deportation, “Trump Administration to Process Some Deferred Deportation Requests from Sick Immigrants.” The Administration indicated that it will consider applications but it’s unclear under what circumstances people needing life-saving medical care can avoid deportation.

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Weekly Win: Amy celebrated Labor Day with a great New York Times piece, “The Remarkable Life of the First Woman on the Harvard Faculty,” on Alice Hamilton, an early and influential advocate for occupational health and safety. Amy says, “She recommended many of the industrial safety standards we now take for granted, and her work with immigrant factory workers was impressive.”




Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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