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2016 Saving Lives at Birth Development




















On Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the Saving Lives at Birth Partners will bring together over 100 cutting-edge innovations with the potential to dramatically decrease maternal and newborn mortality. 
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Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.

Sepsis is the result of a massive infection within the body and our immune response to the biological threat.  If not treated promptly, death is imminent.  On Wed, July 27, 2016, from 8-9am Pacific Standard Time, Dr. James Gude will speak on "Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock."  








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  • Please review the time in your international location for this shocking ONLINE presentation.
  • International Times for this ONLINE Conference
  • San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST 
  • New York- at 11:00 AM EST 

Patient's lives may depend on donated blood












For the first time in eight years, the American Red Cross has issued an emergency plea for blood donations.   All individuals that meet theRed Cross' requirementsto donate should consider contacting their local Red Cross.

Currently, the Red Cross is reporting that it has less than a five-day supply of blood available. This fact is important because they require a minimum of a five-day supply to meet the demands of hospital patients and to be equipped for any emergencies that might require large quantities of donated blood.

Violence and Medicine, Society, Individual, Television, Media










On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 8-9am Pacific Standard Time, Dr. James Gude will speak on "Violence and Medicine, Society, Individual, Television, Media." Please review the time in your international location for the compelling ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT 

World Emoji Day
















World Emoji Day is held on July 17 each year.  According to the World Emoji website: "The purpose of World Emoji Day is to promote the use emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all of those around us."
Numerous volunteers are dependent on social media to keep in touch with friends, post announcements, etc.   An electronic means of displaying an emotion, event or feeling is through the use of a emoji.  An emoji is an ideogram that was originally utilized in Japanese cell phones back in the 1990's.

"Prescription Opioid Abuse Among Disabled Adults."














On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 8-9 am Pacific Standard Time, Dr. James Gude, Clinical Professor at UCSF, will speak on "Prescription Opioid Abuse Among Disabled Adults." Many adults are disabled due to chronic pain. One of the options they have to relieve or lessen their pain is prescribed pain relievers. Over time many build up a tolerance to the prescribed dose.
An opiate is a substance derived from the poppy plant such as morphine. An opioid is a substance that is synthetic(fully or partially) and manufactured via chemical synthesis such as fentanyl.

National Cord Blood Awareness Month














July is recognized as National Cord Blood Awareness Month. Many readers are probably wondering what is cord blood and what are its medical implications?
The umbilical cord provides life-sustaining nutrients from the mother to her baby. Upon delivery, the umbilical cord is clamped and detached. Within the umbilical cord is cord blood. Cord blood contains stem cells. Stem cells are cells that have the capacity to change into specialized cells that can heal injured tissues or cure diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma.

UKAID helping to educate girls

The attached posters are from UKAID's theme to help improve educational access for girls residing in impoverished and underdeveloped areas in the world. 















The Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £100 million through the Girls’ Education Challenge to help girls who have dropped out or never attended school due to family crises, poverty, child marriage or early pregnancy. The funding will also be used to continue the Girls’ Education Challenge’s support for 1 million disadvantaged girls across the developing world.

The Healthcare of Homeless People in the USA, Nigeria, and Uganda

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The above images were taken by various sources and depict homelessness in arguably one of America's most beautiful city; San Francisco.   Inadequate healthcare and homelessness are closely linked.  When families are struggling to pay their everyday bills they often neglect their health.  With a serious illness or disability, these catastrophic events may lead to unemployment, depletion of bank accounts, and eventual eviction to the streets. On Wednesday,July 6, 2016, Dr. James Gude, Clinical Professor at UCSF, will speak on "

Volunteer Flag Makers: Betsy Ross and friends

Betsy Ross, is widely recognized and given credit by many vexillologists as an important designer of the Original American Flag. However, with the passage of time, information and stories do often change. On occasion, additional facts are uncovered or there are other renditions of the same story that are contradictory.   

According toWikipedia, this early version of the American flag commonly known as the "Betsy Ross Flag," by the claims of her descendants that