Saturday, September 24, 2022

Medical Humanities

How Stigma Around Substance Addiction Impacts Treatment

The impact of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States has increased greatly in the last two decades, taking the lives of at least 130 people everyday. Despite the number of people who...

‘Walk It Off’ Culture Affects Athletes’ Health

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Nicholas Kent is an 18-year-old ice hockey player for the Vernon Vipers in British Columbia, Canada, playing at a semi-professional level for the past four years. During one life-changing playoff game, he...

Understanding Breast Cancer in Men: Signs, Symptoms and Stigma

Breast cancer isn’t just a “women’s disease” — men are also at risk, though male breast cancer diagnoses are rare. Stigma and barriers to treatment surround male breast cancer diagnoses, according to the Cancer...

Understanding the State of Health Literacy in the United States

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Fifteen years ago, as a freshman in college, Akeia Blue received a diagnosis. It wasn’t until years later, and only after completing a Master’s in Public Health and writing a paper on...

Donor Matching Presents Issues in Regenerative Medicine for Minority Communities

DISCLAIMER: The information presented in this article, as well as the usage and classification of “race” and “ethnicity,” is based on scientific findings as of 2/2/2022. Future research may further clarify this information, especially...

Gender and Perceived Patient Pain

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A study from the University of Wisconsin found that over 40% of adolescents with chronic pain report experiencing pain dismissal from a physician.  Pain dismissal is belittling or denying a report of pain. A related study...

Evolution of Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health Services

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Following the recent Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, concerns have been raised regarding the status of women’s health rights. Court decisions from Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey gave Planned...

Impact of Race on Reproductive Health of African American Women 

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Race has a major impact on the reproductive health of women in terms of diagnosis, behavior and access to care. African American women experience some of the highest rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality...