by Hiranya Atreya (University of Cincinnati, '23) From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent surge in telehealth claims to private insurers -- a near 4347% increase -- is ensuring that telehealth is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge the gap between socioeconomic divide and create more culturally … Continue reading Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?
by Brooke Allnutt (University of Cincinnati, '23) We all know COVID-19 has had a profound impact on important aspects of our lives, especially our health. Not only have many lives been lost, but deferred treatment due to concerns about the virus has worsened pre-existing health conditions. In addition, COVID-19 has brought to light many problems … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society
by Nicole Freeman (University of Virginia) On June 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration issued a “final rule” implementing changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs or activities”. This final … Continue reading Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention
by Blair Hoeting (University of Cincinnati, '22) Research is an integral part of science. It is how we learn more about the world around us and what will get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over the course of history, and as recent as less than 50 years ago, some research studies have committed horrible … Continue reading The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and What That Means for Science Today
by Jay Bhati (University of Cincinnati, '24) COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Sports are a hugeaspect of life that the coronavirus has taken away from people. Usually during hard times, sports offer a refuge by taking our minds off reality. Sports are a way for us to escape and dive … Continue reading COVID-19 and Sports
by Sarah Whiteside (University of Cincinnati, '24) “Living eco-friendly” is a phrase that is commonly thrown around. These environmentally friendly habits stem from learned behaviors that have been taught to us by our peer groups and society. Many people are crowd followers and seek approval from others. Oftentimes, conformity is essential in initiating change. For instance, reusable water bottles such as Hydro Flasks have gained tremendous popularity over the past few years and are a great alternative to plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottles are … Continue reading How Can You Help? Ways to Actively Limit Your Carbon Footprint