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Circumcision Does Cut HIV Risk in Africa

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 […]

Blacks & HIV: 5 Reasons It’s Only Getting Worse

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 […]

The Spring Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

The Spring Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

To read the PDF format of this edition, please click on the following link: Click here for the April 2014 JSNMA edition.

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

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 & […]

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

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 […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! -  Humanism in Medicine edition

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

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

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 […]

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

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 […]

UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to self-destruct instead? A team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, joined by entrepreneurs and […]

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons?

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons?

CONGRESS is often compared to pre-K, which seems defamatory of small children. But the similarities also offer hope, because an initiative that should be on the top of the national agenda has less to do with the sequester than with the A.B.C.’s and Big Bird. Growing mountains of research suggest that the best way to […]