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November 2016

Hypercoagulable State






























When a person has an increased tendency to develop blood clots we call this condition as having an hypercoagulable state.  On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, from 8-9am PST Dr. J.K. Gude will speak on the causes of an Hypercoagulable State.  
Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 

World Toilet Day


















While World Toilet Day was observed last week, we felt compelled to reiterate the important of clean sanitation.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 600 million urbanites live in low-quality shelters or other areas plagued by overcrowding and inadequate provision of sanitation services, including potable water and safe waste disposal.  USAID states that "1 in 3 of the world’s 7.4 billion people do not have access to a toilet." A lack of toilets promoting poor sanitary conditions is a significant cause of continued poor health, spreading of diseases, and illnesses in developing countries.  Both USAID and the WHO agree that by investing in ways to improve sanitation, we can help prevent childhood diarrhea, which is a principal cause of under-5 mortality. 

Can the War on Drugs be Won?

To the many volunteers and healthcare providers on the front line of this epidemic, we wish you everlasting strength in your pursuit of making the difference in the treatment of another human being.

Article featured the British Journal of Medicine-Dr Fiona Godlee-Editor in Chief for BMJ

Docs Can Make a Difference in this war!
"Individuals who control the supply of drugs are responsible for "appalling violence" that has resulted in 65,000 to 80,000 murders in Mexico alone during the past 10 years.

World Pneumonia Day



According to USAID: "Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of child mortality and accounts for 15 percent of annual deaths in children under 5 – or more than 2,500 deaths per day. Pneumonia is easily diagnosable and treatable; the problem is making sure children in need have access to quality care and services." USAID Global Health#fightpneumonia

Smoking vs Vaping








     






     Hey volunteers, for those of you that are thinking about vaping here is some additional news for you to consider. As far as many scientists are concerned, the consequences from vaping are still unknown.   Many believe that in approximately 10-20 years, we will begin to understand the actual effects that vaping has on the body.  That being said, a recent article concerning vaping is presented here for your review.  
      "Los Angeles area teens who reported regular e-cigarette use were more likely to be smoking cigarettes 6 months later,

ELECTION 2016


















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Election Night in the USA! Good luck candidates! @WhiteHouse#ElectionNight#Election2016#ElectionResults


Hypertensive Encephalopathy




















In a hypertensive crisis, providing measures to acutely decrease the patient's blood pressure is of paramount importance. Manifestations of a brain disease or damage are termed encephalopathy. Although there are many causes of encephalopathy, the vast majority of cases result from decreased oxygen flow to the brain, infection, liver injury, or kidney failure. As a follow-up to last week's seminar on encephalopathy, on this Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8-9am PST Dr J.K. Gude will present a case discussion on

One Health Day

Today the World celebrates the first ever One Health Day. The goal is to illustrate the necessity to implement an approach that recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Thus, starting this year, Nov. 3 has been designated globally as One Health Day.   











Leading preventable cause of death in the USA





















                  With our high use of student volunteers, we fancy presenting topics that are relevant to this population.   One such issue that teens encounter is whether to smoke or not to smoke.  Many, if not most teenagers are faced with this decision.  How they choose to answer this question will greatly impact their lives.   
     According to the US Department of Health and Human Services(HHS), tobacco use is the

Encephalopathy: Online Presentation 11/2/16 8-9am



















Manifestations of a brain disease or damage are termed encephalopathy.  Although there are many causes of encephalopathy, the vast majority of cases result from decreased oxygen flow to the brain, infection, liver injury, or kidney failure.  On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 8-9am PST  Dr. J.K. Gude will present a case discussion on Acute Toxic-Metabolic Encephalopathy.  Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this ONLINE Conference