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NEFMS with the support of Ascension St. Vincent’s completed another successful Mission Trip to Lucea JAMAICA. The Mission participants treated over 500 patients and performed level 1 surgery in a rural Level 3 hospital. This was the first time in 19 years that major surgery was done at Noel Holmes...

Good news: Deaths from cancer and heart disease—by far the two biggest killers of Americans—are on the decline, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as are those related to HIV. But further analysis released by the public health agency Friday highlight two...

Scientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information...

United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This is a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to...

YOUR SCHOLARSHIP GALA SUPPORT PAYS DIVIDENDS The NEFMSF awarded 5 scholarships of $5,000.00 each to five exceptional students who will be attending college in the fall of 2017. One student Spencer Webster-Bass had already started classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Spencer was represented by his parents and sisters. Jordan Corley will be...

Using one of the largest collections of tumor samples from African Americans with breast cancer, researchers have surveyed the molecular characteristics in these tumors and compared them with those of white women with breast cancer. The study results, which appeared in JAMA Oncology on May 4, confirmed previous findings that, compared...

Obviously, deeply ingrained racial inequality has a wide range of consequences here in the United States. Some of them like issues of criminal justice and voting rights, are perhaps more starkly evident than others. But racial divides also impact other areas that haven’t traditionally been associated with civil rights. Structures of racism and...

Marc H. Morial I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need — millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of an...

Rogers Cain MD, RPh. Carbohydrates are one of the main types of nutrients. The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system. An enzyme called amylase helps break down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which is used for energy by the...

Prostate Cancer Controversy By Dr. Lannis Hall  Controversy and confusion regarding screening for prostate cancer have accelerated since the latest proposal from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force was issued, recommending that healthy men, high-risk individuals (including African-Americans and men with a family history) not receive PSA screening for prostate cancer. The task...