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Lads, Movember is here!

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November is known globally for being the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide, among others. You may have heard of Men’s Health Awareness month in November via the annual event Movember which involves the growing of mustaches to raise funds for these causes. (more…)

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Electives

Medics Abroad is TWO!

Guess what? MEDICS ABROAD IS TWO YEARS OLD! TWO YEARS OLD!!! Speaking for every member of the team, I can honestly say it has been an exciting journey for us so far. It hasn’t always been rosy but thankfully we’ve made it through the many challenges that we have encountered.
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Thrombosis

1 in 4 people worldwide are dying from conditions related to thrombosis. About 900,000 people in the US suffer from thrombosis; about 100,000 die from thrombosis. This has a higher mortality rate than those of breast cancer, AIDS and motor vehicles combined- Worldthrombosis.org What is thrombosis? Mipscentre Thrombosis is the
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The Medics

Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

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Every year, Black History Month is celebrated to commemorate the history, accomplishments, and contributions of black people. It is a way of reflecting on the diverse histories of those from African and Caribbean descent, from developments in social and political history to those in healthcare and other sectors.

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Health

The ABCs of Heart Attacks

The statistics Heart disease is a leading cause of death among men and women in the most developed countries. Coronary artery disease affects 16.5 million Americans. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that someone in the US has a heart attack about every 40 seconds. In addition, for patients with
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