Category: Global Health

Why Contraception Should Not Be Controversial

Last week I wrote about the importance of talking about abortion so that society can move beyond the labels of pro-choice and pro-life and learn more about the woman’s situation. I mentioned that if people truly wanted to decrease the amount of abortions (which I’m sure we all do) then we had to understand why …

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Mozambique under water…Again!

In late January disaster struck Mozambique. The Limpopo River which arcs across 4 countries burst its banks. Around 140 000 people woke up to severe flooding, and in an instant they had lost everything. The death toll currently stands at 105, with 250 000 people directly affected. UNICEF Mozambique estimates that $30 million is still …

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The Global Tobacco Epidemic

Did you know that at least one billion people are expected to die from tobacco use in the 21st century? We all know the horrible consequences of using any type of tobacco. Tobacco can increase a person’s risk for various types of cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Despite all the risks, tobacco is not …

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Moving Beyond the Labels of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

A few weeks back Planned Parenthood made the announcement that they will be abandoning the labels of “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” in hopes of reaching more women who do not identify as “pro-choice” but still support and need their services. A study found that 35% of voters who identified as pro-life also said they didn’t think …

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ADHD: Is Medication the ANSWER?

Taking a look back at my childhood days, I knew I was different than most kids at school.  I was not only shy, but I would get lost in my own world during class.  I would start daydreaming and tune out what the teacher was saying.  I didn’t mean to, but it would just happen. …

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Obesity Epidemic, Bigger Crisis than Hunger.

If you read my last post, “Leading in Health Care Innovation, Lagging in Health,” you may have noticed I mentioned obesity as one of the health problems affecting our country. But let me explain to you how big of a problem it actually is, not just in the U.S. about around the world. As it …

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Girl Problems

In the past year, the rights of women and girls has been on the world center stage of social issues. It is very astonishing that even in the twenty-first century, girls and women all over the world do not have the rights they are entitled to, nor are they treated any better than before. How …

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Leading in Health Care Innovation, Lagging in Health.

According to a National Academy of Sciences report , American is unhealthier than 16 other developed countries. Americans are more likely to die young from obesity and heart disease, and even more likely to be murdered or die in a car accident. America scored the worst in nine areas: infant mortality; injury and homicide rates; …

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Fueling Guatemala’s Hunger Crisis

Environmental awareness and protection campaigns have become a ubiquitous staple in the global media diet.  It seems that movements to search for alternative energy resources and investing in biofuels have become a mantra for a plethora of countries.  Protecting the planet is without a doubt an important matter to focus on, but what happens behind …

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of tropical infections that are usually found in tropical areas or low-income countries. Many of these infections are caused by parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Leprosy, hookworm, yellow fever are common examples of neglected tropical diseases. Did you know that over one billion people worldwide are living with one or …

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