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October 2015

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Violence in the home harms everyone in the family. Children are especially vulnerable. When they see violent behavior between family members, or when they're abused themselves, they may grow up to be abusive to their partners, spouses or children. As parents it's our responsibility to prevent family violence and bring an end to this cycle of abuse.
If you're coping with the violence in your home, remember you're not alone. Abusive behavior affects every neighborhood, ethnic background and economic class.

Highlights from Career Industry Day

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MSF Hospital Destroyed

photos ofHayadeen Medical Hospitaltoday

Volunteers and medical volunteer organizations are abuzz upon hearing that the International Medical Charity, Doctor without Borders(MSF), has had yet another medical facility bombed. News outlets are reporting that Hayadeen Medical Hospital, located in Northern Yemen, was allegedly shelled on Monday. MSF had been running the facility that was leveled by the airstrikes. While injuries have been reported, MSF's spokesperson Malak Shaher said there were no deaths.



Salmonella Typhi, the microorganism responsible for Typhoid Fever, lives only in human beings. According to the CDC, it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, (8:00-9:00am-Pacific Standard Time) a presentation and discussion on Typhoid Fever will be presented live-ONLINE from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Dr Peniel Kasongo, Medical Director of the Mama Tabitha Hospital, Kolwezi, DR of the Congo 

October 24, 2015 is World Polio Day!

Poliomyelitis or more commonly known as "polio" is caused by the poliovirus. The infectious disease is specific to humans and is highly contagious. While polio can be prevented, there is no cure for polio. The CDC writes, "most people infected with the polio virus have no symptoms; however, for the less than 1% who develop paralysis it may result in permanent disability and even death."

With the discovery and global implementation of both Dr. Jonas Salk's inactivated poliovirus vaccine in 1955 (IPV) and 

Career Industry Day 2015

We are packing our vehicles as we will head to Merced County Office of Education for our open session with the surrounding area's high school students. Some of our goals are to reinforce the phrases:
1. Hard work should ultimately provide an appreciable level of success".
2. Living here provides us with so much opportunity. Hopefully we can make a difference for someone to finish high school and then possibly attend a trade school, college, or seek a career in healthcare. 

Laennec’s (Alcoholic) Cirrhosis

 The great French physician, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, is best remembered for inventing the stethoscope in 1816. Dr. Laenned is also known for describing a liver condition caused by malnutrition and chronic alcoholism. Laennec’s Cirrhosis occurs when the normal tissue of the liver is replaced with fibrosis and nodular restoration.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Dr. James K. Gude*, M.D. will present a lecture via OffSiteCare Teaching Rounds on
Laennec’s (Alcoholic) Cirrhosis

7th Annual Career Industry Day

On October 22, 2015, the Merced County Office of Education’s Career and Alternative Education presents the7th Annual Career Industry Day. 
The purpose of the Career Industry Day is to promote careers, opportunities and further education in specific industry sectors to high school students throughout Merced County and Chowchilla. 
 Last year more the 150 businesses, colleges and universities were in attendance. In addition to the importance of volunteering, Volunteers4Humanity was invited to discuss navigating the path towards a successful career in medicine and nursing.


Volunteers​ come from all cultures, professions and ages. As they work towards their educational and professional goals, they probably don't realize that they are serving as "role models" for their community.  It is highly likely that someone, somewhere has witnessed their struggle, and it has inspired them to try. #ucdphsa15
#rolemodels #nurse #student #MFS #USAID

Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference.

 Our last presentation of the 2015 conference was filled to capacity!

     During the weekend of October 10-11, 2015, the 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance presented the Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference. 

     The "Student Alliance" is a "partnershipbetween the pre-medical and pre-health student organizations, fraternities, and sororities at UC-Davis." Their website list over 150 medical schools, 35 public health schools, 35 pharmacy schools, 35 dental schools, 40 nursing schools, 15 PA schools, 15 Veterinary Schools, 10 Optometry Schools, and 15 physical and occupational therapy programs scheduled to attend this year's conference.