A multidisciplinary publication exploring the intersection of healthcare and human rights in today’s world.
Written by Sreya Peddi and Sara Ibrahim Prenatal care is usually associated with visits to the obstetrician, ultrasound screenings, and prenatal vitamins, however oral health is just as important. There has been a tremendous amount of progress and advocacy for health conditions like cancer and infectious diseases, but progress and … Continue reading “Teething” the Truth about Oral Care During Pregnancy
Written by Mohamed Diagne “Understand that systemic racism contributes to Black people’s vulnerability to psychological, emotional, and social distress. It makes them hesitant to seek mental health services, especially from those who don’t look like them.” – Tytannie Harris, LCSWChicago, IL One of the many weaknesses of America’s infrastructure that … Continue reading The Call to Transform Black Mental Health Services
Exploring the connection between violence in inner-city neighborhoods and its impact on the mental health of children and adolescents. Written by Sara Ibrahim and Victoria Van Drost Children and adolescents living in environments where they are exposed to toxic stress, community violence, and poverty are at much higher risk of … Continue reading Urban Violence and its Effects on the Mental Health of Youth
Written by Cecilia Rogers, Natalie Ito, and Emilie Yang Even while being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, the United States is one of seven countries without national paid maternity leave. This is despite the fact that research has found many health and economic benefits of having paid … Continue reading The Scope of Paid Parental Leave and How It Is Integral to Social Justice
Written by Madison Dietl Every so often when I visit a new doctor or specialist, they’ll ask me about my family medical history. Being adopted as an infant, all I can do is shrug and say “I don’t know.” Usually, the doctor will just move on without a second thought, … Continue reading Your Health, Your Right; Why Adopted Children Should Have Access to Their Family Medical History
Written by Cameryn Peknik We know vaccines work. Research has shown that when the correct dose is given, and enough people in a community receive their vaccinations, it is harder for diseases to transmit between people, and rates dramatically decrease. And yet, despite all of the research completed since their … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy: Are the Futures of Our Children Safe?
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