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Helping Out After Natural Disasters

In recent weeks, there have been several catastrophic natural disasters. Arshya recently wrote about the public health aftermath of such disasters. Recovery from natural disasters must be comprehensive in that the safety, sanitation, and welfare of the people, animals, infrastructure, and environment of the affected communities must be addressed. It is likely that you or…

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Disease, Diseases and Conditions, Healthcare Reform, Mass Media, Research Findings , , ,

Are You Healthy?

To understand whether or not your healthy, you have to first understand what it means to be healthy. It seems straightforward, but in the modern age, this is a complex question. We might at first be inclined to think that being healthy means that you don’t have any illness or injury. But is this always…

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The Fault in Our Stars: What the Movie Didn’t Tell Us about Childhood Cancer

There are numerous movies about adolescents living with cancer and overcoming it; The Fault in Our Stars, Me Earl and the Dying Girl, etc. Typically, they include a heartwarming love story or  a monumental last hurrah and then receive a promising prognosis. The audience walks away after shedding a few tears and laughs and moves…

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What is the low FODMAP diet?

There are some foods that are known culprits of abdominal bloating and gas, foods like carbonated soda, beans, and dairy. Pistachios and mangos aren’t usually included in that list. They are, however, both considered high FODMAP foods. FODMAPs is an acronym for “Fermentable Oligo- Di-Monosaccharides And Polyols” and these short-chain carbohydrates are not always well…

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