Nicholas Comninellis

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December 2018

International Public Health

The End Of War

  2018 ends a year of worldwide chaos: earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, forced migrations, political unrest, economic turmoil. Such chaos is most vividly expressed in armed conflict. At this moment, open fighting continues in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Mexico, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more. Less overt fighting smolders on throughout […]

Low-Resource Healthcare Pearls

Will Ultrasound Replace Your Stethoscope?

As a student, my professors emphasized the importance of routinely ascultating a patient’s carotid arteries with my stethoscope for detection of bruits that could indicate life-threatening stenosis. Research on the reliability of this exam demonstrates it to be only moderate. If there’s any question a carotid artery stenosis exists, the physician requests an ultrasound exam

Health Professions Education

INMED And Osteopathy. What’s The Connection?

Osteopathic physicians enjoy a solid reputation for providing continuity and comprehensive primary care, especially in rural communities where other professionals are less inclined to serve. These virtues resonate soundly with some of international health’s most highly held principles: wholistic, sustainable care on behalf of people most marginalized. That osteopathic physicians would be inclined towards international

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