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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Pregnant? Get Vaccinated Immediately, Says the CDC with New Data in Hand
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 6, 2021
Last week, three pregnant women with severe COVID checked into a rural hospital in Pennsylvania.  Two required intubation and ventilation, and then were quickly transferred to the ICU. These patients were first evaluated in the ER by the hospitalist group of doctors including Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, and a hospitalist. He has been working... Read More
Extreme Heat Is a Killer. A New Federal Initiative Prioritizes Worker Health and
By: Kathleen Rest, Oct. 4, 2021
By Kathleen Rest, Executive Director of Union of Concerned Scientists[Editor’s Note: At the end of September, Kathleen Rest published this post on The Equation, the blog for the Union of Concerned Scientists. You can read the original article here. Almost every month, a new heat record is broken as the climate crisis deepens, and, almost every month, an outdoor worker dies on the job as a result... Read More
Five on Friday: How Vermont Has Vaccinated Its Farm Workers
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 1, 2021
Here on Five on Friday, we try to share a diversity of resources from the many members of the MCN staff who share what they're finding useful. This week, Alma Galván shared three exceptional and useful videos this week -- but we can't have her hogging our Five on Friday. What to do? We've joined Alma's recommendations together into one recommendation, but we know you're not fooled. So, here it is... Read More
Learning from the Past: Measles and Vaccine Confidence
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 29, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This article comes from the Summer issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s in-print quarterly clinical publication. Subscribe to Streamline for free to get in-depth articles on emerging health issues and promising practices related to migrants, immigrants, and food and farm workers. The Summer issue included articles on heat stress, COVID-19 and occupational determinants... Read More
Five on Friday: Administration Moves to Protect Workers from Heat
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 24, 2021
Friday is here again – time to have a look into MCN staff inboxes with this week’s edition of Five on Friday. Got news or resources to share? We love to hear about them. Share with us on Facebook or Twitter. Alma G. offered this useful new website which maps out data from a global survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19: www.covidbehaviors.orgKaethe shared a new KFF... Read More
Six Practical Steps to Prevent Child Suicide
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 23, 2021
[Editor’s Note: September is Suicide Prevention Month. This blog post is offered by Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of Witness to Witness at MCN.]In the last few months, I have been shaken over the unprecedent tragic increase in child attempted and completed suicides among youth, even in cohorts of five- to 12-year-olds, one facet of a larger mental health crisis for youth, especially youth of... Read More
Five on Friday: Vaccination Protects Workers
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 17, 2021
Happy Friday to you! It’s that time again: here are five pieces that were shared by MCN staff this week, including one that’s a double Weekly Win. Kaethe forwarded on this troubling article, which features numerous graphs illustrating the disparities in infection rates. The Pandemic Marks Another Grim Milestone: 1 in 500 Americans Have Died of COVID-19Amy shared a perspective piece, also... Read More
Heat Kills Workers, Standards Save Lives: MCN Comments on Maryland Heat Standard
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 15, 2021
Heat stress kills food and farmworkers – and every heat-related illness that these workers experience can be prevented. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is drafting a much-needed standard requiring employers to protect Maryland workers from heat-related illnesses, starting next year. During an agency hearing, Leslie Rodriguez, JD, Bilingual Program Manager for Environmental and... Read More
10 Steps to Provide Trauma-Informed Care for Afghan Refugees
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 13, 2021
Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are arriving across the US – and all of them will receive a health assessment in the coming weeks. Once they arrive on US soil, Afghan families are connected to local refugee resettlement agencies who then assist them with their next steps – finding them housing, providing case management, in some cases offering ESL classes and job training – so they can start... Read More
Five on Friday: Understanding Long COVID
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 9, 2021
COVID-19 data keep pouring in. So, our understanding of the virus and its variants continues to grow. And, of course, policies and recommendations shift as we get to know this terrible virus. Frankly, many outside of the health field are confused and exhausted by the changes in recommendations and the ongoing flow of new information, some of which seems contradictory. (Many inside the health... Read More
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