“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 lags, especially in countries where data on the issue is … 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  is the lack of access to appropriate mental health … Continue reading The Call to Transform Black Mental Health Services

What Color is Pain?

Written by Victoria Van Drost  Slavery is considered one of the darkest periods in American history. Its ugliness is often masked by modern faith that slavery’s racist foundations have since evolved into universally equitable societies. Institutionalized ideologies that once deemed slaves only three-fifths of a human being have evolved into doctrines that prize equality regardless of race. Whether or not this is necessarily true is … Continue reading What Color is Pain?

Tracing the COVID-19 Infodemic

Written by Ricky Illindala Knowledge has the power to save lives. When it comes to preserving one’s health, having access to and understanding health information is vital to making the best health-related decisions. This is the definition of “health literacy”. Health literacy has a short, yet vague, definition that encompasses a wide range of health information and activities. Examples of such activities include accessing health … Continue reading Tracing the COVID-19 Infodemic

Shifting the Narrative: Rapper artist Jason Mills, known as IDK, is striving to change the narrative surrounding music and education

In a recent interview with Dr. Yulin Hswen, IDK challenged norms in education, in fashion, and in what is considered a flex in pop culture. Could IDK’s subtle, but unique visions have ripples through and generate the shift in mindset we have all been waiting for? As he carefully analyzes and executes his next moves, we interview him for Health Righters to learn more about the … Continue reading Shifting the Narrative: Rapper artist Jason Mills, known as IDK, is striving to change the narrative surrounding music and education