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Memory Loss and Preservation of Memory
Orphans of Uganda
Kabale University and Hospital
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Memory Loss and Preservation of Memory

Having a loss of memory is associated with many disorders and diseases.  From occasional forgetfulness to the loss of short-term or long-term memory, these occurrences can significantly impact everyday life.   On Wednesday, March 25, 2016, Dr. Allan Bernstein will speak on Memory Loss and the Preservation of Memory.  The times for this exciting online talk is from 8-9am Pacific Standard Time.  Please remember to review the times in your international location.

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Orphans of Uganda

Me and you child aid project (MAYCAP) is a registered community-based group in Masaka, a district of Uganda, with a registration number C.D 7591.   The organization was formed to acquire the basic necessities of life for the children in Masaka.  In the region, HIV/AIDS and proper education are crucial areas of focus.  It is estimated that 60% of the children in this local council do not go to school due to lack of funds for school fees, scholastic materials, and proper guidance.  MAYCAP works with the kids that are orphaned, affected by HIV/AIDS, and homeless by providing education, shelter,  nutrition, and access to medical care.

Kabale University and Hospital

Kabale Universityis a chartered public university that mandate is to bridge the educational gap in Southwestern Uganda.  By fulfilling its function of generating and imparting knowledge through their alumnus, the university's goals are to empower men and women to realize their full academic potential.  

Kabale Hospital(KH) is located inKabale districtof South Western Uganda.  It is a pleasant 265 mile drive from Kampala.  The hospital was established in 1918 and initially designated as a small facility mainly serving expatriate staff and business communities.

Hyperthyroidism-Online on May 18, from 8-9pst

         An overactive thyroid, also known as Hyperthyroidism, occurs when the thyroid gland produces an excess of the hormone thyroxine.  The elevated level of thyroxine can greatly increase the body's metabolism. Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism includes a fast or irregular heart rate, weight loss, profusely sweating, and nervousness. 

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Dr. Gude will speak on "The diagnosis and treatment of Hyperthyroidism."  The time for this exciting online discussion is from 8am-9am Pacific Standard Time.

Latent TB Infections Online 8-9am on 5/11/2016

     On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Dr. James Gude, Clinical Professor at UCSF, will speak on "Latent Tuberculosis Infections."  The times for this exciting online talk is from 8-9am Pacific Standard Time.  Please review the times in your international location.
     The 2015 Global Tuberculosis Report, released by the World Health Organization(WHO), announced that there were 1.5 million deaths worldwide (890000 men, 480000 women, and 140000 children) caused by TB in 2014 with India accounting for the highest incidence of cases.

World Hand Hygiene Day

With the number of people volunteering all over our planet, we thought that sharing the CDC's movement known as"Clean Hand Counts" would be universally applicable. 
Their campaign aims to:
-Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations.
-Address the myths and misconceptions about hand hygiene.
-Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands.

World Health Organization (WHO)CDC CDC Travelers' Health

Cinco de Mayo-May 5, 2016

The above image, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, depicts the influence of foods from all over the World on Cinco de Mayo.  Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration held on May 5.  However, many may not be aware that this holiday commemorates General Ignacio Zaragoza 's victory over French military on May 5, 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War. This historic event is known as the Battle of Puebla. 

Teacher's Appreciation Week

In 2016, we celebrate this holiday between Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th.  During this period, it is common for an instructor to receive a card or small token symbolizing a student's fondness or appreciation for their teacher.  Teachers rocks!
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Suicide Prevention and Polypharmacy Overdose

With the deaths of highly recognized people in the media, many individuals are seeking  information on preventing overdose and suicide.  

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Dr. Gude will speak online about Suicide Prevention and Polypharmacy Overdose. The times for this talk is scheduled from 8-9am. PST

1.  Please join this meeting.
2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

The Zika Virus and Autoimmune Disorders

The CDC announced the first U.S. Zika-related death.   In Puerto Rico, Reuters reports that a 70 y/o patient had developed a known Zika complication: immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).   ITP is an autoimmune disorder; the immune system attacks the patient's platelets, which causes an increased tendency to bleed and typically produces a characteristic rash.  

The Zika virus is also thought to be associated with Guillain-Barre(GB).  Guillain-Barre is a rare autoimmune neurological syndrome that causes an "ascending paralysis".