Air Pollution – A Worldwide Problem

A recent report from the World Health Organization reveals the growing problem regarding worsening air pollution, its risk of exposure, and its associated diseases (WHO). According to this study, more than 9 in 10 people breathe in “unhealthy air”, making...

/ August 20, 2017

Rethinking Complementary Medicine

Key definitions (1) Conventional medicine: mainstream Western medicine, also known as modern medicine. Complementary medicine: non-mainstream practice used alongside with conventional medicine. Alternative medicine: non-mainstream practice used in place of conventional medicine. Sole administration of non-conventional medicine is uncommon. Integrative...

/ August 18, 2017

An evaluation of food desert solutions

In the 21st century, it’s sometimes hard to believe that people still suffer from massive food insecurity– even in developed nations like the United States. However, as Alyssa discusses in this article, many Americans still struggle to access adequate, nutritious...

/ August 15, 2017

Improving Aphasia Recovery in Stroke Patients

        Dr. Argye Hillis, a Johns Hopkins neurologist, is an expert in aphasia and is currently focusing her research on improving aphasia recovery in stroke patients. Aphasia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech caused by brain...

/ August 10, 2017

A Gentle Light or Violent Shock?

The human heart is an indispensable part of the human anatomy, so when it starts to have problems, the implications for the patient are often extremely severe. Thankfully, many brilliant researchers dedicate their lives to improving diagnosis and treatment of...

/ August 7, 2017

Biased Healthcare

When was the last time anybody enthusiastically anticipated a doctor’s appointment? The doctor’s office is typically not a particularly agreeable place to be. However, this unpleasantness does not entirely stem from health-related concerns and anxieties that plague patients’ thoughts. Healthcare...

/ August 3, 2017

Improving Health Outcomes, One Patient at a Time

The healthcare disparity in America is an ever-growing issue that affects hundreds of cities around the country. One of these cities is Baltimore, where many residents are unable to access treatment for their curable ailments. Due to this issue, too...

/ July 27, 2017

The Importance of Sleep in Memory Processing

Graham Diering, a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently led a study which demonstrated the importance of sleep in new memory storage and formation. The study used mice as subjects, but the evidence...

/ July 20, 2017

Beyond the Frontiers of Pain Medicine: A Novel Outlook

Unlike most other anesthesiologists, the idea of simply administering treatment to alleviate pain was not enough for the director of the pediatric pain management program at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Dr. Irfan Suleman. Having successfully managed cases in which...

/ July 16, 2017

Will the New African CDC Repeat the Bureaucratic Mistakes of the Ebola Outbreak?

The Ebola virus left the African continent in shock, killing over 11,000 in the worst outbreak since the emergence of HIV/AIDS (Mezher, 2015). Although thousands of volunteers, international peace-keepers, and physicians collaborated to fight Ebola, more efficient overseeing bodies could...

/ July 15, 2017