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

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

The War on HIV in the Philippines

While the overall rate of HIV infections has been gradually decreasing in Asia in recent years due to aggressive awareness and preventions programs, the Philippines remains an exception. In fact, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimated that...

/ July 10, 2017

How the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Keeps America Safe in the 21st Century

Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for the protection of public health and safety. The CDC was founded in 1946 after...

/ July 8, 2017

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