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Fall 2016 | The Public Health Advocate

Category Archives: Fall 2016

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Immunity in the College Environment

Every year, students leave for college and say goodbye to their parents, often resulting in an additional farewell to their health. Without their parents’ constant nagging to take vitamins and dress warmly, many college students end up prioritizing other tasks over their own health. Homesickness

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Interview with a CDC Epidemiologist

Dr. Snigdha Vallabhaneni currently works as a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and received a Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley. The Public Health Advocate: How did you become interested in

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The Health of the Homeless

Any student, faculty member, staff member or visitor to UC Berkeley can easily see the vast amount of individuals experiencing homelessness. Southside, the area of Berkeley directly south of the university campus, is home to a large proportion of the city’s homeless population, who live

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E. Coli: The Spread of Drug Resistance

In May 2016, the Department of Defense announced the discovery of the first MCR-1 gene found in E. coli bacteria cultured from a human in the United States.  A woman in Pennsylvania with a urinary tract infection tested positive for the gene, which had not

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Best Babies Zone

“Best Babies Zone” is part two of a two-part series on life course theory. To read part one, click here. Over the last two centuries, the improvement of medicine, nutrition, and childcare resources has drastically reduced the infant mortality rate in the United States. Due

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Life Course Theory

“Life Course Theory” is part one of a two-part series on life course theory. To read part two, click here. For centuries, the treatment-based approach to overcoming the innumerable obstacles facing the health of people across the world has proven to be incapable of truly

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An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is still in use today and has deep and rich roots that have grown for over a thousand years. In fact, the use of traditional medicine in the United States has gained more popularity in the past couple of years, as