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Nurse's fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

Nurse’s fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

In the video, the nurse, who identifies as a mother and nurse practitioner, shares information for parents about rainbow fentanyl, a brightly colored version of the deadly drug. “In the past 24 hours, my local hospital has lost 11 people to fentanyl poisoning. Let that strike you for a moment. Of the 11, six were …

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More medical schools are investing in palliative care education

More medical schools are investing in palliative care education

Palliative care education programs are accelerating regionally, giving some hope for a “domino effect” that would spur growth. Without widespread change, the demand for palliative care in the United States is expected to exceed the supply of clinicians trained to provide it over the next decade. A major barrier to building this workforce is that …

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A photo of cars on a freeway overpass traveling through orange skies from wildfire smoke in Oakland, CA.

Teaching about climate change in medical schools is gaining momentum

Karly Hampshire had just started medical school when historic wildfires tore through Northern California in the fall of 2018. Hampshire, now a fourth-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was struck by the dystopian bright orange skies on her commute to class, wearing an N95 mask to protect herself from the …

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Kathy Butler, supervisor of student affairs, addresses the Marion City School Board regarding the district's contract with OhioGuidestone during Monday's board meeting.

Tensions erupt at Marion City Schools Board meeting on mental health

A disagreement over contracts for emergency student mental health resources arose again at the Marion City Schools School Board meeting in September on Monday. Following the August board meeting, when board member Rocky Ratliff accused Acting Superintendent Steve Mazzi of not wanting to discuss contracts in public when asked to ask his questions at the …

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New OUWB Campaign Features School’s Updated Mission, Vision and Values

In an effort to bring its newly updated mission, vision, and values ​​to life, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is launching a campaign featuring faculty, staff, and students. The updated mission, vision and values ​​came into effect July 1 as part of the OUWB Strategic Plan 2022-25. Eighteen months of work have gone …

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