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By: KerryBrennan, Aug. 12, 2015
A study in Pediatrics showed that 80% of children with organophosphate poisoning were transferred from the emergency department with the wrong diagnosis. While acute pesticide poisoning may not be very common, clinicians need a high index of suspicion to ensure that cases are not missed. MCN worked to raise the index of suspicion among clinicians in Immokalee, Florida last week.Jimmy Roberts, MD... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 4, 2015
  Pop quiz for the clinicians out there: Why did you become a clinician?To save people’s lives;To make money;To discover new cures for diseases;To show compassion to others.Pop quiz for the clinicians out there: Why did you become a clinician?A. To save people’s lives;B. To make money;C. To discover new cures for diseases;D. To show compassion to others.Sir Elton John, in a letter in... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 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.Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, was impressed by newly-released Johns Hopkins research estimating that 85... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 30, 2015
 This week, medical residents at the University of Minnesota’s Global Health Pathway track began an innovative new month-long rotation, entitled, Global is Local: Mobile Migrant Farmworker Health Rotation. Jonathan Kirsch, MD, Assistant Professor and Medicine Hospitalist in General Medicine, designed the course to introduce medical residents to the health needs of immigrants in the residents... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 29, 2015
Yesterday, Luis Zayas, PhD, a member of MCN’s External Advisory Board, offered testimony to members of congress and others at the Family Detention Forum in Washington DC, hosted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the House Judiciary Democrats, with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Congressional Black Caucus. Dr.... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 28, 2015
Our summer issue of Streamline, our quarterly clinical publication, is hot off the presses! Download the new issue and view dozens of back issues here. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content, in this video abstract from Tiffy, our Graphic Designer.  Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. Return to... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 24, 2015
The offices of Migrant Clinicians Network are spread out over several states, the main one being in Austin, TX, and the other very small “satellite” offices on both West and East Coasts. Each of our Five on Friday posts documents the news and notes that we share with each other, which keep us closely engaged despite thousands of miles between us. Today’s offerings come from Texas, Maryland, and... Read More
By: Edward Zuroweste, Jul. 22, 2015
By Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer & Editor[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notification of all future posts.]In 2014, an... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 20, 2015
The Washington State Supreme Court last week determined that farmworkers who are paid piece rate wages deserve paid rest breaks. The unanimous decision in the case, Demetrio et al. v. Sakuma Brothers Farms, will affect farmworkers across the state -- including the west Washington State berry pickers who brought the case against their employers Sakuma Brothers -- who are paid based on the weight... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 17, 2015
This week’s Five on Friday provides new clinical resources, articles on migrant perspectives and realities, and, of course, the obligatory light-hearted TED Talk, all recommended by MCN staff.1. Charlotte, Development Coordinator, offered this piece from the Texas Observer, on immigrant mothers unable to attain birth certificates for their US-born children. Migrant clinicians, particularly in... Read More
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