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Combatting Defensive Medicine

By Alessandra Fodera (NHS ’16) Growing up with arthritis and other medical issues, I was always a bit fragile. I very easily got hurt, and usually from simple activities. I sprained my ankles so much that I wore a medical boot … Continue reading

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AIDS in DC

By Alessandra Fodera (NHS ’16) Despite a marked decline in the mortality and incidence rates of HIV/AIDS in DC, factors such as high prevalence rates, decreased HIV/AIDS attention and knowledge in the public, and disparities in the populations most affected by … Continue reading

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A Proper Food Guide as a Solution to the Poor American Diet

By Sunny Parmar (COL ’14) Abstract Is there a way to improve the American diet? Nutritional trends in the United States have transformed dramatically over the years, contributing significantly to the poor overall health of Americans and increased prevalence of … Continue reading

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The Stress of Poverty

By McCall Torpey (COL ’15) As Georgetown students, it is pretty obvious that most of us experience stress on a daily basis. The pressure to perform well and exceed academically, socially, and financially is relentless. Recently, more and more research … Continue reading

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Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

By Alessandra Fodera (NHS ’16) Before President Barack Obama assumed office in 2008, he promised the American people that, if elected, he would fight for health care reform to increase access to health insurance. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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