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Blood Filtration as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Kranti Kaur Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease, a type of dementia, a term that means memory loss severe enough to hinder daily life experiences. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is aging. Usually those with Alzheimer’s tend to be 65 years of age or older: those who develop the disease prior to… Continue reading Blood Filtration as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

A Glimpse into the Economical and Cultural Effects on Mental Healthcare in the Middle East

Written by Luiza Ghazaryan and Ambika Nair Each year, the first week of October is marked as National Mental Health Awareness Month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In developed countries such as France, there are Medical Psychological Centers that provide mostly free services covered by state health insurance. The situation drastically changes… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Economical and Cultural Effects on Mental Healthcare in the Middle East

We are What We Eat: Evaluating the Correlation between Nutrition, Food Insecurity, and Mental Health

Written by Ambika Nair “You are what you eat”, but how about when it comes to your mental health: is your mental health truly an impression of ‘what you eat’?  For a while now, we have correlated healthier eating to a more positive and overall improved mental health. However, only very recently have we begun… Continue reading We are What We Eat: Evaluating the Correlation between Nutrition, Food Insecurity, and Mental Health

Discovering the History Written in Your Genetic Code; the Accuracy of Consumer Genetic Testing

Written by Madison Dietl According to a Pew Research survey, 1 in 7 US adults has used a mail-in genetic test, such as those from 23&Me, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTreeDNA. These companies advertise their test’s abilities to tell you where your ancestors are from, or if you’re at risk for any inheritable diseases. According to 23&Me’s… Continue reading Discovering the History Written in Your Genetic Code; the Accuracy of Consumer Genetic Testing

Putting a Full Stop to Period Poverty and Menstrual Stigma

Written by Anushka Angle and Reese Spicer Cover Design from Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan In light of the highly esteemed International Day of the Girl Child that occurred on October 11, 2022, more awareness must be spread through society to address the stigma behind menstruation and period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary… Continue reading Putting a Full Stop to Period Poverty and Menstrual Stigma

A Pandemic Paradox: Health Disparities of U.S. Filipino Frontliners From Colonization to COVID-19

Written by Andrea Eleazar This past October marked the 30th annual Filipino American History Month (FAHM), recognizing the contributions and challenges of Filipinos in America since the landing of the first Filipinos in what is now California back in 1587. Over the centuries, waves of Filipinos have flocked across the ocean in pursuit of new… Continue reading A Pandemic Paradox: Health Disparities of U.S. Filipino Frontliners From Colonization to COVID-19

The Shortage of Adequate Child and Adolescent Therapists

Written by Anushka Angle There has been a presence of increased anxiety and depression among children, along with a decrease in the time youth spend being physically active, which is an integral part of a child’s health and development. Even just a few years prior to the pandemic, a team found that between 2016-2019, childhood… Continue reading The Shortage of Adequate Child and Adolescent Therapists

“Teething” the Truth about Oral Care During Pregnancy

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 advocacy for maternal health often… Continue reading “Teething” the Truth about Oral Care During Pregnancy

The Call to Transform Black Mental Health Services

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 has been underscored by the pandemic … Continue reading The Call to Transform Black Mental Health Services

Urban Violence and its Effects on the Mental Health of Youth

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 developing health and behavioral problems… Continue reading Urban Violence and its Effects on the Mental Health of Youth

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