ARTIFICIAL WOMBS: FICTION TURNED FUTURE

BY SHERRY LUO – Over the years, we have artificially recreated parts and functions of the human body. Limb prosthetics have been used throughout history. Pacemakers help our hearts beat regularly. Mechanical ventilators can move air into and out of our lungs. The list of medical innovations and inventions is endless. These artificial means apply…

DOCTOR DEFICIENCY

BY MUHAMMAD SIDDIQ – Health care debate seems to constantly dominate headlines. Many Americans, however, are unaware of a major issue affecting the United States’ healthcare system. The United States is facing a significant shortage of physicians and evidence suggests that the recent deficiency of medical professionals is only going to get worse. The United…

ZIKA: KILLER OF THE UNBORN

BY CELESTE SPRINGER – The Florida Department of Health has reported the first local transmission of the Zika virus seen within the state all year. According to the report released on October 12th, a Manatee County couple traveled to Cuba where it is believed that one was bitten by a mosquito infected with Zika. After…

LESSONS FROM OUR ELDERS

BY BEMSI WALLANG – Growing up in a Cameroonian-American household, I’ve witnessed a large disconnect between the way elders are revered and honored in my culture in comparison to the way they are valued in the United States. When an elder enters the room, the least that is expected of a young person to do…

TO ACCEPT OR NOT TO ACCEPT: MEDICARE PATIENTS

BY HAMZAH ALI – When deciding upon a career in medicine, the expenses of attending medical school crosses every student`s mind. Students aim to obtain the best residency in order to earn high salaries that can pay off accumulated loans. An important question for medical students to consider moving forward in their career is “Who/what is…

DYING ON YOUR OWN TERMS

BY EMMA BURKE – Death is one of the few certainties of life, yet few of us take the time to think about how we want to pass when the time comes. While most of us have strong opinions surrounding what life-saving measures we want taken, only one in every four Americans has a living…