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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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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Doctor or Device: The Challenges of Telehealth in Treating Chronic Conditions

There is no doubt that medicine has been an ever-evolving field. Throughout the decades, there has been a sizable increase in the pressure that both doctors and aspiring doctors feel. As standards for medical and residency acceptance rise, and the pressure to see more patients continues, many institutions are starting…

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Doctor or Device: The Challenges of Telehealth in Treating Chronic Conditions
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Our Name

With a focus on public health, why did we end up choosing the name Intervene Upstream? After learning more about us and how to get involved, you may be wondering about our name. Public Health education often requires analogies to explain foundational concepts. We take our name from the famous…

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Our Name
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Tackling Food Deserts: Health, Convenience, and Home Cooking

Food deserts are a major problem in America. Efforts to promote healthy food options in food deserts are primarily focused on increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But, proximity to fresh food is not the sum of the issue. We must break down barriers that prevent low-income individuals from entering the kitchen, and lay down the groundwork for long term behavioral changes.

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Tackling Food Deserts: Health, Convenience, and Home Cooking
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