Category Archives: Community Health

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GAY MARRIAGE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH?

By Marvin So Last weekend, one of my friends sent me this awesome video called “It’s Time”. Filmed by the Australian community advocacy group GetUp, the 2-minute video chronicles the ups and downs of a relationship in a strikingly beautiful way, check it out below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_TBd-UCwVAY#!

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EARTHQUAKES AND PUBLIC HEALTH

By Mara Constantine     In light of the large number of earthquakes in Berkeley this past Fall, as well the fairly large one in Oklahoma, we may be thinking seriously for the first time about an earthquake plan.  When living in more or less

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OCCUPY! A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE

By Cecilia Bonaduce I can’t help but view the Occupy movement through the eyes of a Public Health major.  The media focuses almost exclusively on the myriad of goals and opinions promoted by the movement and on the actions taken by protestors in cities around

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VINEGAR AND CERVICAL CANCER?

I’d heard from the Turkish manager of my apartment that drinking a tablespoon of vinegar could cure any cold or flu, but I was not aware that it could also detect cervical cancer.  Better yet, it’s actually true!  The New York Times article “Fighting Cervical

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GENDER INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH CARE

By Umair Jamal   Gender differences and inequalities have resulted in differences in health status and health care between men and women. In our society, women tend to have less access to health care than men. Socio-cultural factors often prevent women from accessing certain health

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THIS JUST IN! HEALTHFUL FOODS WON’T BREAK THE BANK

Is it more expensive to make a healthy meal of chicken and vegetables at home, or to take the kids out to McDonalds? Many working class Americans as well as political commentators would say the latter is the affordable option. Indeed, the “fact” that vegetables

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GOING GLUTEN FREE

The What, Why and Where of gluten intolerance and Celiac disease in the Berkeley Community By Cecilia Bonaduce More and more people are being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease and, as a result, gluten-free foods and menus are popping up all around the