This article was originally published in our Spring 2022 print issue. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an important public health issue has been brought to our attention: health literacy. While the world is facing a viral pandemic, it is also facing an “infodemic”
This article was originally published in our Spring 2022 print issue. PHOTO BY A. BELSARE/S. DESAI India’s deadly, yet silent, epidemic has gone largely unmentioned by the Indian government, and unnoticed by the rest of the world. Over time, this has allowed for the quiet
Few issues can bring out differences of opinion—a worldwide pandemic being among them. Over the past two years, Americans have seen friends, families and coworkers divided. We have been bombarded with opinions about everything from mask-wearing to how much toilet paper to keep on hand.
This article was originally published in our Spring 2021 print issue. The 2020 coronavirus outbreak is not the first outbreak in America. Over a century ago, the 1918 H1N1 influenza sent the world into lockdown. After a grim 675,000 deaths, the pandemic finally slowed, but
People in the southern U.S. are overrepresented in the total population of people living with HIV, a phenomena that may be due to a number of cultural reasons.
In the last two decades, needle exchange programs have slowly become more prevalent across the United States, and they have been shown to significantly impact bloodborne pathogens. Unfortunately, the lack of federal organization and the stigma surrounding these programs do not bode well for effectively addressing bloodborne illnesses.
This article was originally published in our Spring 2019 print issue. Vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance to be vaccinated, has garnered a lot of press in recent years due to multiple measles outbreaks in the United States (CDC). Traditional news outlets portray vaccine hesitancy as a
Reports of ineffective vaccines given to thousands of children have sparked uproar in China. What does this mean for public perception of vaccines?
Improvements in treatment have allowed HIV-positive individuals to live longer, healthier lives. However, many still suffer from the negative stigma surrounding HIV.
Several counties in Southern California are racing to contain a hepatitis A outbreak disproportionately affecting their homeless populations.