Actor Matt Damon came by the UMMA Clinic as part of a 6-series documentary he is filming on global warming to air on the Showtime network.
He interviewed UMMA's Lead OB provider, Dr. Tipu Khan as well as two pre/postnatal patients to discuss the effects of heat on pregnant women. Pregnant women in low-income neighborhoods are susceptible to premature deliveries because of the heat and lack of proper hydration. Many people in impoverished communities tend to drink soda and not enough water when thirsty. As a result, it leads to dehydration because of the heat and limited access to air condition.