The Current State of Suicide in America

It’s the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It’s at its highest rate in the past 30 years. And it’s one of the most complex and underreported issues facing every demographic of the American society. Every year,...

/ November 6, 2017

Hypocrisy in Healthcare

While studying abroad in England and volunteering with the Radcliffe Hospital branch of the NHS, I have heard multiple opinions about the detrimental effects of NHS infrastructure on patient care. This article evaluates the roots of recent NHS protests, revealing complications...

/ October 12, 2017

AfterWards: A Story from the Johns Hopkins Hospital

In 2014 a groundbreaking new program in narrative medicine appeared in one of the world’s most prestigious hospitals. Three years on, the Hippocrates Med Review sat down with AfterWard’s co-founder, Lauren Small, to discuss the progress and future of the...

/ August 26, 2017

An Unconventional Weapon and the Dual-Use Dilemma

The deployment of chemical weapons is an ongoing issue of international concern, which resurfaced not long ago in Kim Jong-Nam’s assassination and the Syrian sarin attack in early April. Here, the implications of chemical warfare and steps taken to prevent...

/ April 21, 2017

America vs. the World: Health Care Pros and Cons

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – President Harry S. Truman As President Truman stated, the United States is globally perceived and glorified...

/ April 21, 2017

Global Gag Rule Makes Women’s Health Worse Again

In his first few days in office, President Donald Trump signed multiple executive actions, one of which reinstated the global gag rule. The global gag rule prevented international aids given to health clinics that proposed abortions as a family-planning option...

/ April 21, 2017

Demystifying CRISPR

  Medicine is undoubtedly among one of the most lauded fields in the world– there are few who would dispute importance of medical innovation. However, the field is not without controversy, with many new treatments scrutinized for potential ethical or...

/ April 14, 2017

Revolutionizing Medicine in the 21st Century

Medicine has always had a close relationship to the humanities. Hippocrates, for example, is one well-known figure of medicine who delineated that medicine is a humanist field. During a time when ancient medicine was usually unaided by scientifically proven treatments,...

/ April 12, 2017

Literature and the Mind

The connection between literature, the mind, and medicine is examined in a series of studies that demonstrate the therapeutic effects of reading. By studying how different brain areas respond to literature, researchers utilize innovative approaches to treating neurological conditions. Curling...

/ April 10, 2017

America First, Science Last

On March 16th, President Donald Trump revealed “America First,” the blueprint of his first official budget. This name certainly has validation, as the budget proposal focuses solely on placing American homeland protection first. While the funding of the departments of...

/ March 22, 2017