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WHO Provides Connection between Environmental Health and Personal Health

As a part of an effort to underscore the impact of theoretical issues, such as climate change and pollution, on personal health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report detailing the number of deaths that can be attributed to living or working in an unhealthy environment. The WHO report indicates that nearly one in four of all deaths globally can be attributed to living or working in an unhealthy environment. Pollution-related illnesses and deaths adversely affect children and the elderly, as well as citizens of low- or middle-income countries that serve as manufacturing hubs. Nearly two-thirds of ...

AMA-International Medical Graduates 20th Anniversary Symposium

    The American Medical Association is hosting a special networking and educational event titled IMG contributions to American medicine: What they give back to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the AMA-IMGS Caucus. The event will have many dynamic speakers who will illustrate the many ways international medical graduates have contributed to medicine and our physician community.   For more information visit: ama-assn.org/go/amasymposium or view the event flier available here  
Orange County Needle Exchange Program Makes an Impactful Debut

Orange County Needle Exchange Program Makes an Impactful Debut

The Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) opened for the first time on Saturday, February 20th after obtaining state certification as an authorized syringe exchange program. OCNEP is a two-time Medical Student Community Leadership Grant recipient, created after a group of student from UC Irvine realized that Orange County was the most populous county in California without a needle exchange. The purpose of this 501(c)3 non-profit is to prevent disease and improve public health and safety by disposing of dirty needles, providing on-site HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and providing referrals to health, housing and treatment facilities. During their first ...

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