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Tracking Global Progress on Health and Climate Change Initiatives

Tracking Global Progress on Health and Climate Change Initiatives

Increasing temperatures and changing frequency of floods, droughts, heatwaves, and storms have direct effects on physical and mental health.

Protectionism of In-House Radiologists at Hospitals in the United States

Protectionism of In-House Radiologists at Hospitals in the United States

There are thousands of international radiologists who are capable of composing clear and intelligible reports for hospitals in the United States.

Medical Tourism Requires Standardized Definition to Assess Full Impact

Medical Tourism Requires Standardized Definition to Assess Full Impact

The 2016 Global Healthcare Policy and Management Forum discussed the regulation of medical tourism and the gaps that exist in available data.

Is It Ethical to Defer to Families When Choosing Not to Disclose Pediatric Incurable Diseases?

Is It Ethical to Defer to Families When Choosing Not to Disclose Pediatric Incurable Diseases?

Expectations should be set respectfully and early in the relationship, and physicians should explore family concerns to mitigate conflict.

Are Significant Resources Being Allocated to Elective Cases During Surgical Humanitarian Efforts?

Are Significant Resources Being Allocated to Elective Cases During Surgical Humanitarian Efforts?

Humanitarian surgical care has been provided to local national civilians during the Afghanistan conflict with 49.3% of patients treated for non-war-related conditions.

Why Did Nearly 1 in 10 Infants Not Receive Vaccinations in 2016?

Why Did Nearly 1 in 10 Infants Not Receive Vaccinations in 2016?

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have reported that 12.9 million infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016.

Physicians Should be Aware of Cultural Differences Regarding Nondisclosure

Physicians Should be Aware of Cultural Differences Regarding Nondisclosure

Physicians should be aware of societal codes of conduct that affect family beliefs and behaviors regarding information disclosure of pediatric patients.

How Medical Tourism is Affecting the Canadian Healthcare System

How Medical Tourism is Affecting the Canadian Healthcare System

The persistence of medical tourism speaks to capacity and resource-utilization concerns that Canada's single-payer system has been unable to effectively address.

Should Foreign Language Fluency Be a Required Competency for International Medicine?

Should Foreign Language Fluency Be a Required Competency for International Medicine?

The world needs doctors, no matter what language we speak, because the people you'll be helping out will be more than grateful to even be seeing a doctor in the first place.

WHO: Estimated Costs of Reaching Global Health Targets Released

WHO: Estimated Costs of Reaching Global Health Targets Released

If investments were to aid in development of universal health coverage, the lifespan in some countries could increase as much as 8.4 years.

WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

The threat of HIV drug resistance is increasing, and action needs to be taken to help improve HIV treatment plans.

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

The WHO resolution, with its implicit recognition of sepsis as a major threat to patient safety and global health, has the potential to save millions of lives.

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

The World Health Organization published new guidelines for managing HIV drug resistance in countries in which pretreatment HIVDR to NNRTIs is prevalent.

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

The report made me think about things that I could have done to make my visit a win not just for me, but also for the people I was ostensibly trying to help.

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

The United States has declared it will enforce the UN's motion for this goal.

Significant Progress Made in Containing Poliovirus Globally, says CDC

Significant Progress Made in Containing Poliovirus Globally, says CDC

Following the eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 in 2015, trivalent vaccines were replaced with bivalent OPV.

Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

A total of 938 people were directly harmed in 402 incidents of violence against health care in Syria.

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.

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