SHIFT FROM “SICK-CARE” TO “HEALTH-CARE”

BY MERRITT DANIELS – The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world. Yet, the U.S. still ranks lower than several other nations in healthy life indicators, such as 42nd in life expectancy and 56th in infant mortality . Current unsustainable costs, poor outcomes, frequent medical errors, poor patient satisfaction…

BRAIN FOOD: SCHOOL LUNCHES AND COGNITION

BY BEMSI WALLANG – Childhood is a precious, critical time. The brain is constantly developing and adapting to its environment. Physical growth, increased socialization, and a gradual, but certain evolution into one’s identity are the hallmarks of childhood. None of this process could be made possible without nutrition. Nutrition nurtures the furthering of the growth…

A PERILOUS TREND

BY ERIC SANTANA – In 2017 a new trend that took our country by surprise, a dangerous and addictive electronic cigarette known as the Juul. For those who are not familiar with the Juul, it is a USB like device that fits in the palm of one’s hand. This gadget has become extremely popular in…

THE FUTURE OF THE FLU SHOT

BY ANA MEHRANIAN – It all starts with a scratchy throat, a few sniffles, and an unexpected sneeze or two. Before you know it, you can barely roll out of bed, breathing through your nose is not an option, and class started thirty minutes ago. Most of us are familiar with this feeling and its…

CAFFEINE CRAZY?

BY MUHAMMAD SIDDIQ – For many of us, coffee is a ritual. It’s something we seek out as soon as we wake upin the morning. From running between classes and extracurriculars to spending long nights in the library, students are often exhausted. Caffeine is usually the answer to this problem as we try to squeeze…

RESISTING A REST

  BY AUSTIN WAHLE – Holiday season is approaching…  which means jingle bells, evergreen candles, and carols filling the cool night air. Unfortunately, one of the jolliest times of the years aligns with one of the most dreaded… one that is filled with late nights at the library, the smell of paper, and the fifth…

ALTERNATIVE MAJORS FOR PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS: PART ONE

BY KATIE LUQUIRE – According to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the most popular major for both applicants and matriculants to U.S. medical schools was Biological Sciences, followed by Humanities, Math, and Statistics. While most pre-health students major in some form of science, your major does not matter as much…

THE HOLIDAY BLUES

BY ISHAN VAISH – With its bright lights and comforting smells, the holiday season is almost everyone’s favorite part of the year. In theory, It is a chance for people to unwind with their loved ones. However, increasing numbers of people report associating stress and anxiety with the winter holiday. What was supposed to be…