Fighting with Limits: A New Horizon

Unfortunately, setting your priorities isn’t always easy – especially when thousands of lives depend on your decisions.  In the world of diseases, deciding which illness to address first can prove crucial to a country’s future.  However, agreeing on the actual...

/ June 25, 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

So Close, and Not So Far Away

Smallpox is captivating. It assumed the role as one of humanity’s greatest enemies, bringing death and famine wherever it reared its ugly head.  When it was prominent, three out of ten people who contracted it died.  Sitting on beds of...

/ April 21, 2017

Patients without Borders: Medical Tourism and its effect on Global Medicine

Booking her flight to Bangkok, Thailand, Mia, a 35-year photographer from Philadelphia, only had two things in mind: her son’s well-being and the implicated costs. Her son needed a root canal, and she was determined to travel to Thailand for...

/ April 21, 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