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.
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?
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.
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.
Author: Anastasia Simakina
In today’s world, we typically value looking good in one way or another. One of the most common complaints that people may have about themselves is that they wish that they would be slimmer or more toned, but they feel like achieving their dream bodies can be a hard thing to do.