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Streamline Spring 2016
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 10, 2016
The Spring edition of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication, is hitting mailboxes across the country. Over 4,000 people receive the in-print version, and many more read online. You can read the articles individually online, view a PDF of the print version, or browse hundreds of archived articles on our Streamline page.  Here’s a quick look at the articles... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 6, 2016
It’s May! The hot months of summer are just around the corner, but in many parts of the country, the mild late spring days still prevail. That’s why May is National Bike Month -- a time to leave the car keys at home and pedal to work and school. Biking isn’t just good for your health; it is a choice for cleaner air in your community and a vote for a healthier planet. More and more people are... Read More
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 4, 2016
[Editor’s Note: It’s almost here! The Spring issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication, is hitting mailboxes early next week. Today, we give you a sneak-peek at one of the featured articles in the newest issue. Streamline is delivered free of charge to over 4,000 clinicians around the country. Sign up to receive Streamline by emailing your mailing address to... Read More
Christine Cocco
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 3, 2016
[Editor’s Note: This post is part of our occasional series profiling the work of young clinicians and health justice activists who work with Migrant Clinicians Network.]This week, Christine Cocca finished a year-long internship with Migrant Clinicians Network’s Environmental and Occupational Health team in Salisbury, Maryland. Christine was with us as part of her final year completing her... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 29, 2016
Here are a few articles that caught the interest of MCN’s staff this week. We hope you enjoy them.1. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, shared a MedScape article on the new program coming to replace Meaningful Use. 2. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, sent along this Yes! Magazine article entitled, “How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 28, 2016
Today, as every day, two Latino workers will die in the US as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses. These deaths are largely preventable. Thousands of workers will die this year, on farms, on fishing boats, at construction sites, in transportation, all over America.  Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, the epicenter of a week dedicated to honoring workers who died on the... Read More
Hope clinic
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 27, 2016
Nail salon workers encounter a surprising array of toxic chemicals at the workplace, and, as the New York Times reported in a scathing expose last year, workers are often unaware of the health risks they are taking and their rights to a safe and healthy workplace.Migrant Clinicians Network launched Worker Safety and Health in Community Health Centers: A sustainable and integrative approach to... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 26, 2016
This week, Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer is in Kosrae, Micronesia on a site visit to provide technical assistance to the new Kosrae Community Health Center, in preparation for its first operational site visit by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) later this year.  Kosrae is one of four island states of the Federated States of Micronesia, an independent... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 25, 2016
Last week, at a vinyl petrochemical plant in Mexico, a leak caused a deadly petrochemical blast that killed at least 13 and injured 136 more.  In Norfolk, Massachusetts, an employee suffered facial burns when mixing flammable solutions at a facility that manufactures adhesives and sealants. The week before, a worker was taken to the hospital for burns after a chemical explosion in the power... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 24, 2016
 La semana pasada, en una planta petroquímica de vinilo localizada en México, una fuga causó una explosión petroquímica letal que mató al menos de 13 personas e hirió a 136 más. En Norfolk, Massachusetts, un empleado sufrió quemaduras faciales cuando estaba mezclando soluciones inflamables en una instalación dedicada a la fabricación de adhesivos y selladores. La semana anterior, un... Read More
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