Browsing All posts tagged under »health«

Do politicians need to stay away from public health topics?

September 19, 2015

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While watching the GOP candidate debate on Wednesday night, I shook my head in disbelief as Republican candidate, Donald Trump, again misinformed the entire nation about the effects of vaccinations. Trump told the story of a “beautiful” baby who developed a fever after being vaccinated at age 2, and then became autistic as a result. […]

Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014

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It usually goes a little something like this: [A young attractive lady in black sits on a park bench looking depressed, then a pretty animated butterfly comes around and perches on her nose, immediately perking up the depressed lady. Her outfit is suddenly transformed to a pretty pink color, signalling the end of her drab emotional […]

Haiti Diaries #6: The Haiti the media didn’t show you

May 7, 2014

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Even though there is a large slum area in Haiti and that is what is largely shown by the media, there are also several beautiful attractions. In-between clinic schedules, the team took a few breaks to enjoy the city, and I was happy to see how much the Haitian government and people had invested in […]

In health news this week

May 2, 2014

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Pill to switch of hunger in the horizon News 4 investigates: Prices for prescription drugs may vary by pharmacy Drug Take-Back events set record numbers Who really pays for health care? Answer might surprise you CDC: 5 things that cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths Its time to stop ignoring the bad air we breathe New […]

Haiti Diaries #3: Welcome to the Republic of Haiti

April 20, 2014

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“Bonjou…Sa fè lontan!” – “Hello…Long time no see!” So I got back from Port-Au-Prince last night (hence the drought in blog posts) and AMAZING is an understatement for my experience. I have so much to share, but I will try not to bore/overwhelm you all with the minor details. However if you ever get a sudden […]

In health news this week

April 11, 2014

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Were you at this concert? You may have measles One foreign health worker dies, five infected with MERS in UAE Creating body parts in a lab Some expired drugs are okay to use (VIDEO) Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa WHO: Ebola outbreak one of the ‘most challenging’ Health secretary resigns after Obamacare […]

10 free healthcare apps you should own (iPhone and Android)

April 10, 2014

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These selection of apps were put together based on their potential to help patients start, track and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some others factors that were considered include user friendliness, ratings, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to the readers of this website. WebMD: Gives you 24/7 access to health information and decision-support tools and helps […]