As captured by Emma Lazarus, the torch of the Statute of Liberty lights the path for “the poor,” “the homeless, tempest-tossed,” welcoming them to this land, to the United States. Yet this administration’s basest instincts, so harsh towards those “yearning to breath free,” already seeking to block those who are fleeing persecution and remove who […]
Photo Credit: Urdupoint.com Suicide among inmates in prisons and jails in the United States and abroad is a serious concern. The United States has lower rates of suicide in prison compared to Western European and Nordic countries However, compared to other nations, the United States has the highest prison population in the world and rates […]
Community health workers go door-to-door providing services in communities such as in Busia, Western Kenya. Photo courtesy of Living Goods Community health workers are essential in delivering healthcare to some of the world’s most sickly and vulnerable populations. They provide important sources of healthcare for people who are unable to access healthcare facilities due […]
There has been a recent surge of talk about health coaches popping up in gyms, doctors’ offices, and in magazines. A health coach is someone who is educated in the field of exercise, nutrition, diet, and overall well-being. The Institute for Integrative Nutritiondefines a health coach as “a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates […]
Oral health is an important part of overall health. Unfortunately, many people forget this important aspect of wellbeing. For children with special health care needs, dental hygiene is often low on the list of priorities for their parents and or caregivers. In February 2007, twelve year old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache in Maryland. […]
Home health aides (HHAs) play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of the elderly, ill, and disabled. This role varies from changing bandages and distributing medications, to grocery shopping and helping to pay bills. Unlike other health care workers who are located in a health care facility, HHAs enter patient […]
Nodding Syndrome is described as a rare form of Epilepsy that disables children in Eastern Africa. Chances are you have never heard of Nodding Syndrome before. I hadn’t until recently. This is likely because it is a rare disease that impacts children in East Africa, places the current President of the United States […]
More and more, technology is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Increases in technology can have both positive and negative impacts. We now live in a world where we can order anything, including food and car services on our phones. Recently, ride share programs such as Uber and Lyft are partnering with medical […]
Aging is inevitable. It happens to all of us, and it is not a homogeneous experience. It impacts everyone differently and on different timelines. There are a variety of issues that affect aging populations, such as ever increasing healthcare costs, the depletion of Social Security funds, and the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Aging American […]
Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator. However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work. This blog post examines how public health is […]
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