Written by Blair Hoeting Research is an integral part of science. It is how we learn more about the world around us and what will get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over the course of history, and as recent as less than 50 years ago, some research studies have committed horrible atrocities against its victims. This includes atrocities committed against minorities and low-income populations. … Continue reading The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and what that Means for Science Today
Written by Brooke Allnutt We all know COVID-19 has had a profound impact on important aspects of our lives, especially our health. Not only have many lives been lost, but deferred treatment due to concerns about the virus has worsened pre-existing health conditions. In addition, COVID-19 has brought to light many problems in our country, one of which is a mental health crisis, exacerbated by … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society
Written by Hiranya Atreyapurapu From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent surge in telehealth claims to private insurers — a near 4347% increase — is ensuring that telehealth is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge the gap between socioeconomic divide and create more culturally sensitive attitudes towards healthcare for minorities and rural populations. In terms of rural … Continue reading Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?
Written by Jay Bhati COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Sports are a huge aspect of life that the coronavirus has taken away from people. Usually during hard times, sports offer a refuge by taking our minds off reality. Sports are a way for us to escape and dive into a world that matters only for the duration of the competition. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Sports
Written by Sarah Whiteside “Living eco-friendly” is a phrase that is commonly thrown around. These environmentally friendly habits stem from learned behaviors that have been taught to us by our peer groups and society. Many people are crowd followers and seek approval from others. Oftentimes, conformity is essential in initiating change. For instance, reusable water bottles such as Hydro Flasks have gained tremendous popularity over … Continue reading How Can You Help? Ways to Actively Limit Your Carbon Footprint
On June 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration issued a “final rule” implementing changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs or activities”. This final rule tapers the efforts of changes made in 2016 by the Obama Administration, as it eliminates … Continue reading Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention