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==Medical Restrictions & Which Countries They Serve==
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==PAUZA MAGAZINE==
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Pauza Magazine is Peace Corps Macedonia's quarterly publication.
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This list is a list of conditions that can lead to a Peace Corps medical restriction. By clicking on the link, you'll be taken to a page that lists the countries people with that condition have gone to in the past. Please note that this was compiled through a survey, so this list is in no way complete and is entirely subject to change due to (a) evaluations made case by case, and (b) the ever changing availability of care in different countries.
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To learn about the life and times of Peace Corps Volunteers and staff in the Republic of Macedonia, click on the links below of past issues of PAUZA MAGAZINE:
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''To add to this list, go to edit the page, and there will be a big list of condition names enclosed with "|" and "[[" and  "]" Find the first "Add" and replace the word "Add" with your condition. Save. The new updated page should now list your condition, only in a red link. Click your condition in the red link. It'll take you to a brand new blank edit page. From there, you can use the same format the other condition pages use to write which country accepted it, and which didn't''
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Fall  2013 Issue by MAK16 staff: ''coming soon''
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Summer 2013 Issue by MAK16 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0981740001375293851?feature=archive
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| align="center" | [[Arrhythmia]] || [[Asthma]] || [[Diabetes, T-1]] || [[Diabetes, T-2]]
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Spring 2013 Issue by MAK16 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0224786001368727189?feature=archive
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Winter 2013 Issue by MAK16 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0252911001360874870?feature=archive
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| [[Epilepsy]]
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'''MAK 16 staff:'''
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| [[Gluten Intolerance]]
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Hana Truscott, Managing Editor
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| [[Intrauterine Device (IUD)]]
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Karli-Marie Reyes-Dimovska, Design & Layout
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| [[Lactose Intolerance]]
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Sara Christopher & Rebecca Reeves, Copy Editors
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| [[Mammogram Req]]
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Fall 2012 Issue by MAK15 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0971341001351641212?feature=archive
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| [[Mental Health]]
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Spring/Summer 2012 Issue by MAK15 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/pauza-magazine-spring-summer-2012/37855/p1
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| [[Migraines]]
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*PAUZA MAGAZINE, Winter 2012 Issue by MAK15 staff: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0802660001329497551?feature=archive
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'''MAK 15 staff:'''
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Austin Fast, Managing Editor
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Deb Eveland & Austin Fast, Design & Layout
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| [[Tattoos]]
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Adam Bradbury & Chris DeWier, Copy Editors
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| [[Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| [[Dermatologist]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| [[Ulcerative Colitis]]
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==Incomplete List of Conditions That May Lead to a Deferral Period==
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If an applicant is currently dealing with any of the following conditions, his/her invitation to the Peace Corps will be deferred. The
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| align="center" | Abnormal Pap Smear requiring current treatment || Alcoholism, Substance Addiction minimum of 3 years for alcoholism or minimum of 5 years for substance abuse || Allergies requiring desensitization injections || Anemia (cause must be identified)
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Cancer –no deferral for most skin cancers and carcinoma-in-situ
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| Cataracts requiring surgery
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| Celiac Sprue
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| Coronary artery bypass surgery or angioplasty – 6 months symptom free, no medications, normal stress test
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Cystic Acne-Accutane treatment – 2 months after completion of therapy
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| Endometriosis
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| Gastritis, Esophagitis, Peptic, or Duodenal Ulcer – minimum of 6 months well controlled, non-smoker 
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| Glaucoma – 3 months well controlled medications
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Herniated Disc
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| Herpes Keratitis (eye) – 2 years inactive
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| High Blood Pressure – 3 months well controlled under treatment; weight within medically recommended range
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| Inguinal Hernia
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Internal Hemorrhoids
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| Joint Replacement (hip, knee, shoulder) or Arthroscopy – 1 year
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| Kidney or Bladder Infections
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| Ligament Reconstruction (knee, ankle, shoulder) or Arthroscopy – 1 year
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| rowspan="1 align="center"| Mental Health Conditions (except stable, treated conditions)
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| Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) – 12 months symptom free, not on medication, normal stress test
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| Orthodontic Braces (excluding bite-plate)
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Uterine Fibroids - symptomatic
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| Seizure Disorder – minimum of 1 year seizure free
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| Stroke – 2 years symptom free, not on medication
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| Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - symptomatic minimum of 1 year without symptoms may defer for minimum of 2 years
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| Sexual Assault or Abuse standard may differ for men and women, up to two years deferral from incident or last date of therapy
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==Incomplete List of Conditions Typically Unable to Reasonably Accommodate==
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After individually assessing each applicant, Peace Corps is typically unable to reasonably accommodate applicants with the following
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| align="center" | Addison’s Disease || Allergic Reaction-life threatening || Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) || Aneurysm- inoperable
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| Cancer (recent treatment for cancer or cancer with metastasis)
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Celiac Sprue - symptomatic within the last 6 months
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| Cystic Fibrosis
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| Complex medical health conditions with multiple diagnoses
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| Complex mental health conditions with multiple diagnoses
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| Conditions-requiring oral or injectable steroids
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| Connective Tissue Disorders
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Hematological Disorder – chronic
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| Hemophilia
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| Hepatitis – chronic
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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| Iritis – chronic
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Major Depression – recurrent
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| Muscular Dystrophy
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| Multiple Sclerosis – no exacerbation or no new symptoms for a minimum of 3 years this has been modified – check with Dr. Simon
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Narcolepsy – poorly controlled
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| Obstructive Sleep Apnea - with or without C-PAP machine
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| Parkinson’s Disease
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| Psychosis
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| Psychiatric Hospitalization within 1 year
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| Pyelonephritis – chronic
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| Thrombophlebitis – recurrent
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| Ulcerative Colitis
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| Uveitis – chronic
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==External Links==
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* [http://www.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/library/peacecorpsmedinfo.pdf Peace Corps Medical Information for Applicants]
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[[Category:Medical]]
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* [http://www.whatisms.net What is MS]
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Revision as of 12:31, 26 August 2013

PAUZA MAGAZINE

Pauza Magazine is Peace Corps Macedonia's quarterly publication.
To learn about the life and times of Peace Corps Volunteers and staff in the Republic of Macedonia, click on the links below of past issues of PAUZA MAGAZINE:

MAK 16 staff: 
Hana Truscott, Managing Editor
Karli-Marie Reyes-Dimovska, Design & Layout
Sara Christopher & Rebecca Reeves, Copy Editors

MAK 15 staff: 
Austin Fast, Managing Editor
Deb Eveland & Austin Fast, Design & Layout
Adam Bradbury & Chris DeWier, Copy Editors
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