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    Just Published: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2014 Disease Edition

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Jun 10, 2014 10:33:52 AM

    We are pleased to announce that the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Disease Edition, the newest pocketbook in our acclaimed series of of Pharmacopoeia drug guides, has just published!

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    Topics: medicine, Pharmacopoeia, prescribing, Tarascon, primary care, Disease, General Medicine, Prescribing, tarascon pocket pharmacopoeia 2014 disease edition, Hospital Medicine Blog, Infectious Disease, primary care

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by Jean Oneil on Oct 3, 2012 10:00:35 AM

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

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    Topics: oncology, patient education, Breast Cancer, Disease, Early Detection Plan, lung cancer, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast exams, mammograms, patient education

    Emergency Medicine in the Developing World

    Posted by Amit Chandra on Dec 12, 2011 10:54:51 AM

    Global Health Blog - December 2011

    I just got back to Botswana after attending the Emergency Medicine in the Developing World conference in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa!  It was exciting to meet so many emergency physicians, residents, paramedics, and nurses from across Africa.  Emergency Medicine (EM) is one of the newest specialties in the world with a 30-year history in the United States, and a 10-year history in South Africa.  EM training programs have recently launched in Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and in Botswana.  The conference was a good opportunity to compare notes, share experiences, and discuss future collaboration.  We even have our own medical journal now, the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and my team from Botswana co-authored a paper describing the history of our work:
    Development of Emergency Medicine in Botswana

    Alongside academic EM training programs, we are all working to build acute care, emergency, and pre-hospital services in our respective countries.  The sustainability of these models will depend on the success of our advocacy in demanding these services from the health systems in which we work.  New international campaigns focusing on road traffic injuries (the decade of action for road safety launched this year) and non-communicable diseases will hopefully overlap with and reinforce our efforts...

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    Topics: Global health, Tarascon, Disease, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Authors, Amid Chandra, Cape Town, diagnostics, Global Health Blog, emergency medicine, Matthew Dacso

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