Tag: Health

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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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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Ebola’s Other Victim: Healthcare Workers

You might have heard about the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, Africa, which started to receive media coverage towards the end of the summer. In one of my previous blog posts, I had written about the about the outbreak itself and its effects. Currently, there is more focus on another Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of …

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Effective Peer Mentoring

At the end of 2010, it was reported that about seventeen million women around the world are living with HIV or AIDS. Since that was only two years ago, it is possible that number has increased even more. Awhile back, I wrote a post about implementing an integrated healthcare program that incorporates both family planning …

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Transparency in Research: The Controversy of Fracking in NY

You’ve probably heard a lot about the controversial practice of natural gas drilling, or fracking as it’s more commonly called. It seems like every few weeks or months there’s some new story about the benefits or harm of fracking. No matter the story, it seems like it’s always followed by protest or disagreement over the …

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Abortion-Included Tours

“Water always finds its way” I’ve written a little bit about health-related tourism in the past, specifically Penang, Malaysia’s efforts to use high-quality–yet very affordable–hospitals and doctors to encourage tourists to visit the state and undergo medical procedures, but, as you probably guessed from the title, this post is a little different. The Turkish government is …

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Women’s Health in Texas: Why Coverage Might Disappear

Did you know that low-income women in Texas might not have health coverage next year? Do you know why they’re at risk? Because of a decision by the state legislature to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood clinics. The state doesn’t legally have the right to do that if they want to continue receiving federal …

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