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In the Spotlight: The Renewed Discussion of Mental Health in the U.S.

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight: The Renewed Discussion of Mental Health in the U.S.

Due to the recent string of public violence that has been highlighted in the media, mental health is once again enjoying the spotlight of discussion in U.S. policy. In order to create a more effective system of care, the U.S. must learn from other countries’ systems of care and focus on community outreach programs that provide mental health care and education.

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Forgotten Killers: Pneumonia and Diarrhea Prevalence in Third-World Countries

| April 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Forgotten Killers: Pneumonia and Diarrhea Prevalence in Third-World Countries

Pneumonia and diarrhea may not necessarily come to mind when thinking about the leading killers of children in the world.  Malaria and AIDS epidemics have occupied much of the media attention concerning deadly childhood diseases.  Shockingly, however, the same number of children die from pneumonia and diarrhea as from malaria, AIDS, measles, injuries, and all […]

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Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

The way a family doctor changed his practice to fit his lifestyle presents an alternative solution to the increasing shortage of internal medicine physicians. Here is a model system completely separate from the insurance system that is set in place today. It promises a sustainable solution by acting on the long-term goal of encouraging the career field.

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

Conditional cash transfer programs have been instituted around the globe to address the intergenerational effects of poverty on child health. They now exist in over thirty countries, frequently targeting nutrition and education as the primary factors impacting child health.

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At the Epicentre of Humanitarian Aid

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
At the Epicentre of Humanitarian Aid

Epicentre’s research agenda has offered some bold research in a sector that can often be bound by conventional thinking.

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This Begins at Home: The Impact of American Political Discourse on Global Gender Equality

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
This Begins at Home: The Impact of American Political Discourse on Global Gender Equality

The topic of gender and global health is in vogue. For an American, it is exciting to work abroad, exhilarating to work for change where there exists low hanging fruit (advocating for women to have the right to divorce, own land, drive, obtain an education). It is easy for a Westerner to condemn laws or practices that affect women living in different lands, subjected to extremes that patently subordinate them (stoning women for perceived adultery, condoning rape that occurs within a relationship, banishing women that suffer fistulas during childbirth)…

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Securing Health Care in War Zones

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Securing Health Care in War Zones

Healthcare is fundamental at all times, but especially during times of war.  It is necessary for combating the spread of infectious diseases, for treating war-time injuries, and for helping the elderly, pregnant, and youth.  An intermission of sickness does not exist during times of war; in fact, health issues are often amplified as people are […]

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Medicines360 and the Rise of Non-Profit Pharmaceuticals

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Medicines360 and the Rise of Non-Profit Pharmaceuticals

Reproductive health is becoming an increasingly important concern in developing countries, where it represents the confluence of three essential issues: women’s rights, health, and economics. Increasing the availability of contraceptives can address all three of these issues, yet pharmaceutical companies are often reluctant to pursue these projects because the available profit margin is small. But effective solutions to this and other global health problems need not be reliant on large pharmaceutical companies.

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Is Innovation the Answer?

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Is Innovation the Answer?

Innovation, derived from the Latin for new, is the current buzzword of global health. It is difficult to peruse the labyrinth of global health dialogue without noticing “innovation” peppered about like a golden stamp of approval. In order for a global health idea to garner merit in the present atmosphere, it must be christened as innovative, as something shiny, exciting and new. However, innovation is not always the answer; instead, we need a return to the aged basics of the tried and true.

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Innovations in Healthcare at Home and Abroad

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Innovations in Healthcare at Home and Abroad

The past two decades were witness to the development of countless new companies as an entrepreneurial spirit swept across the United States. And luckily, the venture capitalists and innovators responsible for this spirit show no sign of slowing. New technologies are being constantly developed, and a new “next big thing” hits the market every day. Entrepreneur Magazine reports predictions of increased investments in business and healthcare IT for 2013, expecting more capital to flow into start-ups in these industries in the months ahead. A second—perhaps not unrelated—defining element of the past two decades is healthcare.

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