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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
Girl writing in notebook
By: mpiorunski, Aug. 14, 2012
Today, August 15, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services agency will begin accepting requests for consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from children and young adults who entered the US without authorization prior to the age of 16 – a policy which, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, could benefit up to 1.4 million unauthorized immigrants. In June, the Obama... Read More
Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University
By: mpiorunski, Jun. 21, 2012
Two recent polls show Americans’ attitudes toward immigration and illegal immigrants are not as contentious as political rhetoric would suggest.According to Tim Dunn, a professor of sociology at Salisbury University, a New York Times/ CBS News poll released on June 16 and a poll reported in the Arizona Republic both show a majority of American voters support some type of... Read More
By: mpiorunski, Apr. 27, 2012
   On the heels of International Worker Memorial Day, the day slated to honor the ultimate sacrifice of workers and families throughout the world, the Obama administration released a statement saying it will no longer pursue protections for children working in agriculture. MCN is deeply saddened that children working in agriculture still lack equal protections under the law as... Read More
By: mpiorunski, Apr. 10, 2012
As part of our series of continuing education webinars, MCN partnered with the National Farm Medicine Center and Agrisafe Network in March to present the Nuts & Bolts of Cholinesterase Monitoring for Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Workers. The webinar – archived on the MCN website – provides a comprehensive overview of cholinesterase monitoring and its application in the primary care... Read More
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