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Fall 2011 | The Public Health Advocate

Category Archives: Fall 2011

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STRESS AND COLLEGE

by Kevin Yuan Stress is simply a fact of nature, forces from inside or outside the world affecting an individual. The individual responds to stress in ways that affect not only the person himself but also the world around him. Because of the large amount

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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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INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PUBLIC HEALTH

By Alice Huang    Infectious diseases, which are also referred to as communicable or contagious diseases are caused by germs or pathogenic microorganisms such as fungi, viruses, bacteria and parasites among others. From their name, these diseases are highly infectious or contagious, which means that

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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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BREASTFEEDING AT HOME AND ABROAD

Can you imagine a readily available medicine that increases immunity to all kinds of diseases and decreases intestinal problems and obesity? If it sounds like the kind of miracle drug that can’t possibly exist, think again – it’s breast milk!  While the WHO recommends that

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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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HEALTH PRIVACY AND THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

“I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know.” – Hippocratic Oath When determining who to vote for as President of the United States, do the citizens have the “right to know” the