Dental Caries

Dental Caries

Contributor:  Raza Qadir

When surveying the oral health landscape for the most prevalent chronic diseases, it may appear surprising that dental caries, or tooth decay, lies at the top of the list. The ubiquity of tooth decay among Americans impacts an astonishing proportion of all ages. 9 out of every 10 adults over the age of 40, 50% of children aged 12-15...

A Scope on Schizophrenia

A Scope on Schizophrenia

Contributor:  Nastaeen Tajin

We’ve all seen “ A Beautiful Mind” and felt inspired to help those who are suffering from Schizophrenia. But no doubt Hollywood has glorified what it really means to be schizophrenic. Schizophrenia is a very severe, brain disabling disorder that affects 1% of the nation’s population, which is roughly 3 million people...

 

Education Sans Educators

Education Sans Educators

Contributor:  Kavya Davuluri

Education used to be important. That is not to say it is no longer important, but rather its importance has significantly decreased. In fact, 30 years ago, America was the leader in number of high school diplomas attained, but today, we are 36th in the world....

The Controversy Behind Genetically Modified Organisms

The Controversy Behind Genetically Modified Organisms

Contributor:  Dania Baraka

Genetically modified organisms is a rapidly developing and changing field in the technology and science sectors as well as in the business world. There has been a dialogue surrounding GMOs, but it’s not entirely positive. Most people are vaguely familiar with GMOs but are not exactly sure what they are and are therefore skeptical...

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Contributor:  Raza Qadir

The common underlying theme among the many initiatives of MedEq’s Oral Health Committee is prevention. A key aspect within the goals of this committee is that various chronic issues, such as tooth decay, are preventable through healthy daily habits and specific, effective treatments...

Social Cohesion and the GLBTQ Community

Social Cohesion and the GLBTQ Community

Contributor: Michael Hadous.

Since the beginning of time, the fertilization of human germ cells has led to determinant sexes and characteristics of the baby-to-be.  This “genetic switch” events the developmental fate, psychological challenges and social pressures that the individual will face in the real-world. It’s such a sudden step in the development of an ignorant fetus, but such a monumental impact on the development of an aware being...

Educational and Community Based Programs

Educational and Community Based Programs

Contributor:  Gurveer Gill and Navu Kaur

Educational achievement and disparities in health are closely related. A proper and wholesome education predicts a similar lifestyle and a healthy individual. To a certain extent, education has the possibility of solving, or at the very least, helping to increase life expectancy, enhance quality of life, reduce illnesses, delay the repercussions of aging, and decrease risky behavior...

Addiction: Where is the Proper Treatment?

Addiction: Where is the Proper Treatment?

Contributor: Pranav Sirohi         

Drug addiction has been a prevalent problem around the globe for a majority of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is thought to be caused by the drugs themselves, since drugs contain “chemical hooks” that prevent addicts from quitting. For example, if a person were to take heroin for twenty days, they would become addicted because of those “chemical hooks” that would make the brain crave the drug, resulting in addiction...

Health Disparities Investigation #2: The Flint Water Crisis

Health Disparities Investigation #2: The Flint Water Crisis

Contributor: Mohammed Turfe.

In the wake of one of our country's worst public health crises, the American people have lent out a helping hand to aid those who have been robbed of a basic necessity of life: clean drinking water. The water being consumed by Flint's citizens is 19 times more corrosive than what it was before. What was first an innocent move to switch Flint's water supply to save a quick buck has turned into a fiasco that is deteriorating the health of Flint residents...

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Contributor:  Dania Baraka

If you are a frequent reader of the Food Disparities blog here at MedEq, you most likely have realized a consistent pattern in our posts and our outside endeavors: “How do we tackle the ‘food desert’ that is Detroit?” I put ‘food desert’ in quotations because it seems that there has been talks about the validity of food deserts. Are they overhyped? Do they even exist...

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