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Pregnancy, A Death Sentence in the United States?

Author: Jessica Viola

There are many layers of diversity and equity in healthcare, but I am going to focus on only one.  In 2019 I became pregnant and had a full-term pregnancy at 37 weeks and 2 days, to a healthy baby boy.  Throughout my pregnancy, I did a lot of reading and internet searches to gain as much knowledge as I possibly could to not only stay healthy during pregnancy but learn how to advocate for myself and what to expect from my healthcare providers.  This experience brought a rude awakening to the inequities that exist in the US healthcare system with pregnancy care. 

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Most Memorable Campaign of the Early 2000’s

Author: Jessica Boileau

“VERB, it’s what you do”. Feeling nostalgic? If you were watching television as a child in the early 2000s, you may recognize this phrase. VERB was a media campaign to promote physical activity to combat childhood obesity. The campaign ran from 2002 to 2006 and was targeted towards the 9 to 13-year-old age group. With the short amount of airtime, was this campaign truly successful?

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Should you opt-out of vaccines?

Author: Deborah Carnahan

Vaccines did not become a matter of interest until my son was born, and he started receiving vaccinations. After each trip to the pediatrician, my son developed a fever and cried for days, which was scary for a new mom. The pediatrician identified the probable cause of the reaction, removed pertussis from his vaccines, and he was able to tolerate future vaccinations.

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How Your Daily Social Media Scroll is Affecting Your Health

Author: Anna Garcia

As a young person living in the year 2020, I have grown up in the age of technology and seen its influence on individuals and populations in a variety of settings. Phones, computers, tablets, and other forms of technology keep people in a place of constant distraction and gives them the ability to have information at their fingertips every minute of every day.

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