The Health Benefits of Fasting

On the first day of Andrew’s neurology rotation, his attending turned to him and asked, “Name one thing that has been scientifically shown to prolong life.” Andrew, a newly minted 3rd year medical student, replied in his naivete, “Antibiotics, of course.” The attending shook his head no.  “Ok, vaccines?” he tried a second time.  Another …

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AMHP Launches New Website

AMHP is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website: https://www.amhp.us. The new website features a number of major changes, including a community-generated blog. The site also connects seamlessly with AMHP’s communities across a number of social networks. In the interest of improving usability, we’ve made an effort to reduce the size and …

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Deaf Muslims: Will our request for inclusion be heard?

Imagine being at a community gathering with your family. The gathering lasts for hours. Everyone is laughing, clapping and seemingly enjoying themselves, but you have no idea what’s going on. You are isolated, despite the fact that you are in a room full of family and friends. This is the reality for many deaf people, …

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AMHP Signs Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Medicaid Expansions in Health Reform Law

Last month, AMHP joined more than 60 national, state and local faith organizations filed an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act. The brief argues that these expansions more completely address the original intent of Medicaid – to fulfill the moral …

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AMHP Obesity Coalition Covered in Op-ed on Huffington Post

Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church and Chair of the Faith United to End Childhood Obesity Coalition published an op-ed last month on the faith community’s efforts in response to obesity. AMHP is proud to be an active member of the Coalition. “The faith …

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Dealing with Muslim Patients with Dementia

Samara, Naim, Nassir, Mona, Malika, yes that’s it Malikah. How are you? I waited patiently as my grandmother called the names of her grandchildren before she recognized that I was the one standing before her. I was not alarmed initially because it is normal to have a typical age-related change. Sometimes forgetting names but remembering …

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