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When the Bough Breaks: African American infant mortality rates reflect a health inequity
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

When the Bough Breaks: African American infant mortality rates reflect a health inequity

Infant mortality (the death of a child before the age of 1) is often viewed as an indicator of a ...

Don't Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Don’t Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game

For fad diets, gluten-free means cutting out bread, pasta and beer; it’s a preference, not a necessity. Celiac disease, on ...

Human Guinea Pig: Are clinical trials the answer to your prayers?
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Human Guinea Pig: Are clinical trials the answer to your prayers?

I was browsing Facebook when an ad caught my eye: “Crohn’s Study – Diagnosed Volunteers Needed.” Crohn’s Disease is incurable, ...

The Last Unspoken Taboo: Unravelling the relationship between privilege and white male suicide
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

The Last Unspoken Taboo: Unravelling the relationship between privilege and white male suicide

 In light of the recent spate of suicides by successful white men, we step beyond the shock to investigate what ...

Food Contamination: Our expert gives you the straight poop
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Food Contamination: Our expert gives you the straight poop

Food and water borne illnesses have been killing humans since the beginning of humanity. Sometimes it feels as if humans are ...

Eating Indigenous: The Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative focuses on traditional agricultural practices
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Eating Indigenous: The Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative focuses on traditional agricultural practices

The majority of indigenous cultures across the Americas have long been highly skilled arable farmers, and it was among these ...

Redefining Sexual Health: Having fun is good for you!
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Redefining Sexual Health: Having fun is good for you!

Having a body is hard work; you have to feed it, keep it hydrated, and make sure it gets rest. ...

Word of Mouth: The cross-cultural magic of storytelling comes alive at Funda Fest
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Word of Mouth: The cross-cultural magic of storytelling comes alive at Funda Fest

Oral storytelling is one of the oldest traditions known to man; the intimacy of storytelling was how groups of people ...

Advice from the Trenches: Holiday from Hell
January 9, 2019 No Commentby

Advice from the Trenches: Holiday from Hell

My sister recently came for a brief visit over Christmas. She is mentally ill, some times more in control than ...

AltHealth: Who Heals the Physician?
January 2, 2019 No Commentby

AltHealth: Who Heals the Physician?

What does your doctor do when he or she is sick? Surprisingly, when it comes to their own health, doctors ...