Covering All the Bases: Why Comprehensive Sexuality Education Is Imperative to Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

Herpes, syphilis, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea: don’t be mistaken, this is not the sexually transmitted infection (STI) version of the oh-so-popular Pepto Bismol commercial. No, this is just a short list of STIs students in many high school health classes are shown photos of as a scare tactic in an attempt…

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Covering All the Bases: Why Comprehensive Sexuality Education Is Imperative to Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Racism in Medicine – What Physicians Can Do

Meet “Mercedes” Mercedes drove two hours to the nearest healthcare clinic to get her first physical exam in ten years. I met Mercedes while shadowing primary care physician Dr. L. In the clinic, Mercedes divulged to me how nervous she had been driving in – she knew what the meeting…

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Racism in Medicine – What Physicians Can Do
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California’s Wildfires Are Worse Than Ever. Again.

To some of us sitting in the comfort of our home, wildfires are a rare occurrence. However, California residents deal with this every year. It is an ongoing struggle for the people who reside in the beautiful state of California and for our ecosystem.  Wildfires in California It is essential…

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California’s Wildfires Are Worse Than Ever. Again.
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Staying Fit for Life

Behavioral habits developed during adolescent years (10-17 years old) are strong indicators of health outcomes and risk for developing chronic disease later in life. Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable time in development because individuals at this age are most sensitive to the influences of their social environments such as school.…

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Staying Fit for Life
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Can Netflix Be Used as a Public Health Intervention?

Netflix is the world’s most popular streaming provider, with more than 165 million hours watched every year worldwide. While most content intends to entertain viewers in the form of scripted series, movies, and reality shows, Netflix also provides a broad offering of documentaries and educational content that encourage learning. In terms…

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Can Netflix Be Used as a Public Health Intervention?
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COVID-19 & Implications for Behavioral Health Providers in Unprecedented Times

Acknowledgments: This piece was written by Kim Hazel of Circle Social Inc, a national marketing and consulting firm for behavioral health that works to provide actionable insights for both patients and providers in order to improve addiction treatment and behavioral health outcomes across the US. An Unprecedented Time There is…

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COVID-19 & Implications for Behavioral Health Providers in Unprecedented Times
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George Floyd and Racism as a Public Health Issue

Dear Reader, We are deeply invested in serving justice to the four law enforcement officers who are responsible for the death of George Floyd. The murder of George Floyd was not an anomaly. His murder is a continuation of systematic racism caused by white supremacy throughout the penal system. As…

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George Floyd and Racism as a Public Health Issue
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There’s an App for That: A Look at the Science Behind Health Apps

Did you know that in 2019, 2.71 billion people owned smartphones? ((https://leftronic.com/smartphone-usage-statistics/)) That almost outnumbered the amount of Americans who own personal computers! ((Kratzke, C., & Cox, C. (2012). Smartphone technology and apps: Rapidly changing health promotion. Global Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 15(1) Retrieved from http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1730212527?accountid=7398)) As Jimmy…

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There’s an App for That: A Look at the Science Behind Health Apps
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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transmission Dynamics and Public Health Measures

In Oedipus Rex, a blind prophet named Tiresias tells Oedipus that he is the murderer he seeks and predicts that he will become a blind wanderer who was exiled from his own kingdom, all of which proves true to Oedipus’ dismay. Although I am no Tiresias with the ability to…

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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transmission Dynamics and Public Health Measures
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