Cancer in America: History, Progress, and Challenges Ahead

Guy CheathamMar 19, 20238 min read
“Its palliation is a daily task, its cure is a fervent hope.”- William Castle, describing leukemia in 1950. In The Histories, Herodotus records the story of Queen Atoosa of Persia (Atoosa), specifically the unusual illness that struck her in the form of a bleeding lump in her breast rising from […]

The Rise of Ozempic & Prescription Weight Loss Drugs

Sarah JieMar 19, 20233 min read
Ozempic is an injectable drug used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes and to lower the risk of heart disease. But over the past few months, Ozempic has been hailed as a “miracle drug” by celebrities, tech moguls, and social media influencers alike. In September 2022, […]

Gender-Inclusive Health Care Means Access to Gender-Affirming Care

Maria MartinezMar 19, 20233 min read
Gender-affirming care is a form of healthcare that includes medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender and nonbinary people. Early-gender affirming care is crucial to the well-being of transgender and nonbinary children (TGNB) and adolescents because it helps with social transitions and can provide resources while navigating the complicated […]

Threatening Affordable Access to Abortion: Mifepristone, The “Abortion Pill”

Sarah AberMar 19, 20234 min read
On January 3, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for reproductive health relating to “the abortion pill,” mifepristone. Mifepristone is a pill, used in combination with misoprostol, to terminate intrauterine pregnancies no later than 10 weeks past the individual’s last […]

“Ending” the Public Health Emergency Will Further the Suffering of Elderly Individuals

Alexander NaumFeb 27, 20233 min read
The elderly population (those 65 and older) in the U.S. continue to face a disproportionately negative impact from the COVID-19 epidemic. While elderly individuals account for only 16% of the total U.S. population, they represent close to 90% of recent COVID-19 deaths in just the last few months. Throughout 2022, […]