American Heart Month

Nicholas Persaud February is the month dedicated to the heart in more ways than one. Most people know about Valentine’s day but they probably don’t know that the month of February is American Heart Month. Heart health is an extremely important issue worldwide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is…

Obamacare: Increasing Costs, Decreasing Coverage

By Sidra Ahmad   We have all heard of Obamacare—its handful of critics, its controversial reviews—ages before its official enactment. However, the administration has since signed millions of American onto the Obamacare health coverage, and according to Gallup, has decreased the uninsured rate among American adults by 6.5% in the last three years.5 Open enrollment…

The Reality Behind Preterm Birth

BY NINA RODRIGUEZ Despite what most people believe, according to the World Health Organization, preterm birth is a global issue. It is not just a concern for people living in countries located in Africa or Southeastern Asia. In fact, the United States is ranked in the top 10 countries with the greatest number of preterm…

Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt: Why Does It Matter?

BY ALLISON CHANG With the recent Supreme Court case regarding abortion, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the court stands to make an important decision on women’s abortion rights. The legality of abortion laws at both the state and national level has been hotly contested in the Supreme Court since the early 1970s, most notably with…

Paperwork and Physicians: Medical Documentation in the Information Age

BY MIMI CHUNG As in many professions, the constant presence of paperwork is an annoyance, but in the medical field, it serves an important and obvious purpose – namely, to protect patients from malpractice and record medical history. Nurses and physicians must keep accurate note of clinical documentation, such as tests, patients’ conditions, and other…

The Possibility of a Zika Invasion in the U.S.

BY BRIAN COSTA According to a new study from PLOS Currents: Outbreaks that was discussed in the Washington Post, researchers have found fifty cities in the United States that have a suitable environment for the Zika Virus to survive and cultivate. Understandably, this statistic certainly warrants some kind of concern. According to the same study,…

Flint Water Crisis: The Response

BY BRIAN COSTA Water is a necessity that we use, perhaps overuse, for every day activities in the United States. According to the EPA, on average, an American household consisting of four members uses a staggering 400 gallons daily. A major key for the reason that so much water is utilized is that water is…