Why Wearing Masks is Very Important During COVID-19

Introduction Wearing masks and following other guidelines during this pandemic is very important because it helps to reduce the spread of germs to other people who are near you. Wearing a mask was required when COVID-19 started for everyone’s safety, but not everyone has been following this guideline, which increased the spread of this virus even […]

The Prisoners of Drug Abuse and Addiction

The teenage years are the most vulnerable segment of an individual’s life, pretty much defining the making and marring of the inchoate brain. Drugs are capable of orchestrating the entire reward circuitry of your brain, translating a temptation of drug usage to drug abuse and subsequent drug addiction. As per the National Center for Drug […]

The Dangers of Tik Tok’s Glorification of Unhealthy Eating Habits

TikTok’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past 6 months, as people all over the world are using the app to creatively express themselves and connect with others. However, there is a lot of content on the app that promotes unhealthy relationships with food that can trigger someone who has suffered or is suffering with an […]

The Intersectionality of Breast Cancer

Introduction Approximately 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Additionally, it is estimated by the American Cancer Society that in 2020, 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States–with about 42,170 fatalities. Most of us have heard, […]

The Controversy Over Stem Cells

Introduction To Stem Cells For several decades, scientists have researched stem cells to find cures for different injuries and diseases. Stem cells are cells which generate specialized functions in the body. These cells are special because they can generate new cells such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells, or bone cells. Scientists have […]

Reframing The War On Drugs: The Real Consequences of a Fictional War

Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, heroin. The names of these drugs haunt millions of American families who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic. No part of the country is immune to the terrible casualties of this epidemic. From rural towns to busy city-centers, opioid abuse has permeated all parts of American life. Our […]

Colleges Need To Ditch Diet Culture For Good

“I’m not going to eat today, because I’m going out later.” “Are you really going to eat all that?” “I’m just having a salad because I don’t want to gain a freshman fifteen!” All of these phrases and more are thrown around daily on college campuses. These words, often said by and to young women, […]

Fixing The Global Food System With Food Hubs

Three billion people. As of 2017, there are more than three billion people in the world who cannot afford a healthy diet. A healthy diet consists of both nutrient sufficient and energy sufficient foods. Globally, most people can afford an energy sufficient diet but lack essential nutrients. Consequently, millions suffer from malnourishment. Under the current […]

We Need Masks To Move Forward As A Nation

As we enter a new, challenging phase of the pandemic and consider the next step in reopening our country, many are asking what can be done to ensure safety and the ability to move forward sustainably. Many are calling on leaders at the local, state, and federal level, to make the right decisions so that […]

The Undervalued Importance Of Wearing A Mask

Introduction On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 had reached around the world and had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Two days later, the United States declared a state of emergency, and schools were shut down across the nation in the name of safety. This was the official start of quarantine, which was […]