US medical schools see decline in rural students

BY SHAMANE MILLS | WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO Medical schools across the country have seen a sharp decline in rural students. This comes at a time when Wisconsin and other states are facing a physician shortage in sparsely populated communities. Medical school students...

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the Asia-Pacific country in 27 years, health authorities have said. The baby boy from Tuaran in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo island...

CALS Program of MN announces new Executive Director

Ann Gihl, MA, RN, recently has been promoted to Executive Director for Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Program of Minnesota. Gihl, who was the Education Manager at CALS for more than 2 years, replaced Paul Lakeman, FACHE, in the head position in October. Lakeman...

Free play explores end-of-life conversations

Dr. Ann McIntosh, a CALS instructor and end-of-life care professional, together with The Theater of Public Policy help bring end-of-life conversations to life in a smart and funny way to learn about something we all will deal with eventually. It is free, but you do...