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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN recognizes World TB Day TB Net
By: Anonymous, Mar. 21, 2014
The cause of tuberculosis was discovered on March 24, 1882 by Dr. Robert Koch. The disease is curable, yet according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO),"Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are ‘missed’ by health systems. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized... Read More
By: KerryBrennan, Mar. 5, 2014
Last week, President Obama and every member of Congress received a copy of Seth Holmes’ Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.  For nearly two years, physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes lived and worked as a migrant farmworker. His rich depiction of the struggle, suffering, and resilience of migrant farmworkers not only provides a necessary testimony of the lives of those who put food on our... Read More
By: MayraMelendez, Dec. 19, 2013
 A missing screw on his license plate may take a single father away from his daughter. On February 5, 2013 a police officer pulled over Noe Parra Manrique. The reason: Noe’s truck was missing a screw on his license plate. Like many immigrants, Noe does not have a driver’s license. The police officer immediately took Noe into custody for driving without a license. Within an hour Immigration... Read More
By: Candace Kugel, Nov. 1, 2013
The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is pleased to receive support of our mission to be a force for health justice for the mobile poor from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  A recent ACOG Committee Opinion entitled Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents - produced in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health... Read More
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th Edition
By: mpiorunski, Sep. 11, 2013
Your patient reports stomach pain, nausea and headache. It’s nearing the heart of flu season - these are possible flu symptoms, you think. On examination, the patient doesn’t present with a fever. “Is anyone at home sick?” you ask.   No. “When did the symptoms begin?”  Hoy (Today).You notice the patient appears to be dressed for work. “Where were you when the symptoms began?” you... Read More
By: Edward Zuroweste, Jul. 15, 2013
Today and tomorrow on Capitol Hill, more than a dozen farmworkers from across the nation are meeting with their members of Congress to call for the implementation of stronger protections for farmworkers from pesticides. MCN's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MD, will join the farmworkers and a coalition of allied groups at a briefing for members of Congress and their staffers about the... Read More
Woman at clinic
By: Anonymous, May. 16, 2013
By student from Miami, Rachel BeckerA paucity of literature provides an in-depth exploration of the mental and physical health of migrant workers. Researchers and clinicians have a variety of unanswered questions that could help them better serve this community, ranging from methods of health promotion to help-seeking behaviors to resiliency factors. High quality research will not only provide... Read More
TB Day
By: Anonymous, Mar. 22, 2013
Many advances have occurred since March 24 of 1882, the day that Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis. There is still much left to do in order to eradicate this disease on a global level. For example: Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.The TB death rate dropped 41% between 1990 and 2011.In 2011, about 80%... Read More
Farmworker harvesting blueberries
By: Anonymous, Mar. 4, 2013
By Daniela DelgadoThe notion of equal opportunity is a reason for migrating to the United States. Educational advancement forms part of this notion, yet the educational attainment of some immigrant groups, including farmworkers, is still low. In the U.S., a third of child farmworkers drop out before graduating from high school and the mean highest grade completed by farmworkers is eighth... Read More
By: James OBarr, Sep. 18, 2012
I became aware of Tina Castañares while attending my first Migrant Health Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1990. I’m not sure we actually met or even talked, but with her dandelion head of salt-and-pepper hair and her distinctive folk-art wardrobe, Tina cut a striking figure. Nor do I remember whether I attended the workshop she co-presented on Lay Health Programs, though, as I was... Read More
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