To read the PDF format of this edition which is on Global Health, please click on the following link: Click here for the Summer 2014 JSNMA edition.
On September 6, 2014, Rose Ann DeMoro of The Huffington Post reported that the media has failed to report significant context related to the Ebola outbreak including how “the climate crisis, global inequality, maldistribution of wealth, and austerity-driven cuts in public services” all contribute to the situation. To learn more, click here.
On July 21, 2014, The Daily Beast reported new research which suggests that the notion that increase circumcision in males could possibly encourage sexual risk practices is flawed. Though studies have shown reduction of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent, there was a sense of fear by some that it could possibly give the wrong […]
On June 27, 2014, NewsOne.com reported on the disparities associated with HIV/AIDS in the black community in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts in the United States. Though HIV/AIDS is an equal opportunistic virus, there seems to be a high prevalence rates in black America which may be attributed to lack of awareness and stigma associated with […]
To read the PDF format of this edition, please click on the following link: Click here for the April 2014 JSNMA edition.
Click here to find the MAPS Minutes “Spring Edition” April 2014 Issue Dear MAPS Family, It is hard to believe that the academic year has come to a close in the 50th administration of the Student National Medical Association with the theme, “50 Years, One Mission Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The MAPS & […]
Dear LMSA and SNMA, Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the challenges Latino […]
Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]
Blackness, Fear and Health By: Hazael Ajayi, Master of Biomedical Sciences Candidate 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine You heard of driving while black but have you heard of exercising while black? You can run, but you cannot hide from how the awareness of blackness can have an impact on health. A few weeks […]
Black women may get less protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new study suggests. The currently available vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t target the types of HPV infection found most often in black women, the study authors said. Experts have long believed that most […]