World Immunization Week

The Importance of Immunizations

  Each year the World Health Organization spends the last week of April celebrating immunizations and the lives saved through their use. This year’s World Immunization Week aims to educate the public on the importance of vaccinations while addressing immunization funding disparities for vaccines around the world. This campaign is especially relevant in the context […]

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Elderly women takes advantage of the U.K.'s Universal Health System

How the U.K.’s Healthcare System Works

  If you haven’t already heard, we recently launched our first international clinical experiences! AMOpportunities is now offering four clinical experiences in the U.K., made possible by our partnership with Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital in London, which you can read more about here. We know that many international medical students and graduates participate in […]

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IMGs helping in U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Demand All Hands on Deck

  Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are continuing to rise with the country reporting new cases each day. The U.S. now has the most cases in the world, surpassing Italy and China. Despite individuals taking proper precautions, like social distancing and practicing good personal hygiene, healthcare workers are continuing to pull long shifts to […]

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Physician washing hands.

Want to Avoid Spreading COVID-19? Wash Your Hands

  The average person touches their face about 16 times an hour. Each time this happens, we spread germs to vulnerable areas like our mouth, nose, and eyes. This is how infections and viruses, like COVID-19, travel. Touching your face can be a hard habit to break, primarily if you are covering a cough, blowing […]

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Two women embracing on World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

  February 4, World Cancer Day, was created by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2000 with the aim of decreasing cancer cases around the globe. One in six deaths is caused by this disease so, the UICC’s mission is well worth the work they are putting in. The group’s objectives are two-fold, the […]

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Snowboarder wearing a helmet to reduce the chance of TBI during winter sports.

Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

  If you keep up with healthcare news or our blog you already know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and National Blood Donor Month. January also happens to be Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and for a good reason. On average January is the month with the greatest average global snow accumulation, […]

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Blood Donor making a donation

Celebrating National Blood Donor Month

  In addition to being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, January is also National Blood Donor Month. 2020 marks 50 years of calling individuals to celebrate by volunteering their time and, themselves, literally, by donating blood. January is a difficult time for those in need of blood transfusions. Routine blood donors shy away from making donations […]

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doctor holding a blue ribbon representing cervical cancer awareness

Cervical Cancer: Education and Prevention

  Each year over 13,000 individuals are diagnosed with cervical cancer in U.S. The average woman diagnosed with cervical cancer lives five years after her date diagnosis date. 5,000 women die annually from this cancer. An influx of screening and awareness on the importance of vaccination has lowered these numbers. So, to honor Cervical Cancer […]

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Individuals High Five After Meeting Resolution

The Science to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

  When you look back on past New Year’s Resolutions, are you filled with regret and shame? Has there been a pattern of stopping short or even failure? If following through on these needed changes is a challenge, here are a few ways to increase your odds of success. Haven’t come up with a resolution […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Health

  The end of the year can be joyous. It allows us to look back, giving thanks for the good things and moving past hardships and difficulties we faced during the last 12 months. The end of the year can also be stressful, especially when conversations surround New Year’s Resolutions rise. There is the pressure […]

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