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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

June 28, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Katherine Nixon, MD

Peer Reviewed 

This week the United Kingdom (UK) had a national vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union (E.U.). On Thursday June 23rd, the nation voted to leave the E.U. with a win of just 52% . The push for movement out of the E.U. was started when the nation saw a large influx of immigrants, and fears ensued. In the E.U., citizens are allowed to move and live freely within the participating countries. With over 330,000 …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

June 20, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Janice Jang, MD

Peer Reviewed

On Sunday, June 12th a safe haven for the L.G.B.T. community in Orlando bore witness to the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the worst act of terrorism in our country’s history since 9/11.   The 29-year-old gunman, Omar Mateen, entered the gay nightclub filled with hundreds of people celebrating the club’s weekly Latin Night, and single-handedly turned the scene into a deadly massacre, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded .  In the aftermath of the shooting, …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

June 14, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

Rina Mauricio, MD

Peer Reviewed 

The presidential primary season ended this week. Former senator Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, though her opponent Bernie Sanders has not given up the fight. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is focused on the general election, with Ted Cruz and John Kasich long gone from the race.

This presidential election has already proven to be historic. Hillary Clinton is likely to be the democratic nominee, thus securing her place in history as the first …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

June 6, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Dana Zalkin, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week boxing champion and international legend Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. Ali has been recognized as one the best, if not the best, heavyweight boxer the sport has ever seen .  But it wasn’t just his athletic prowess that distinguished him; Ali was known for his religious views, his strong political stances, and his very publicized battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Barack and Michelle Obama summed it up nicely when they remarked on “how fortunate …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

May 31, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Jung-Eun Ha, MD

Peer Reviewed

These past few weeks have seen some very interesting news items. The first genitourinary reconstructive (penile) transplant in the US was performed by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month. The patient lost his organ to penile cancer in 2012 and has thus far had an uneventful post-operative course, including the resumption of normal urination. This surgery follows two earlier penile transplants performed abroad. The first transplant was in China in 2005, but the transplant had to be …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

May 23, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Priya Patel, MD

Peer Reviewed

This last week, ISIS had a number of terrorist attacks, confirming a shift from traditional battlefield tactics back to targeted attacks seen prior to 2014. They confirmed their role in the bombings at a gas plant in Baghdad which killed 10 and injured 24 . Just days prior to this, 66 were killed in a bombing in a Baghdad food market and 87 others were injured .

In the U.S., even more attention has been turned towards likely Republican …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

May 11, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Tania Ruiz-Maya, MD

Peer Reviewed

This past week there was great news for all animal advocates and conservationists when the world’s largest chimpanzee research facility, Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), announced that it will release all 220 of its chimps to a sanctuary in what it is calling the largest resettlement of chimpanzees from a U.S. research center . The transfer to Project Chimps, a 95-hectare sanctuary in the mountains of northern Georgia, will be completed in the next 3 to 5 years. …

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

May 2, 2016
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

By Nydia Ekasumara, MD

Peer Reviewed

Fighting resumes in Syria as an air strike hit the Al Quds hospital in the divided city of Aleppo, killing 27 people including children and staff members. This is just one in a disconcerting chain of attacks by government forces against health services in Syria, as two hospitals in Maarat al-Noaman were hit earlier this year . Meanwhile, in the United States, the Defense Department announced “administrative” punishment, but no criminal charges, for the 16 American military personnel involved …

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