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4 Diseases That You May Have Thought Were Gone


In the United States, we enjoy relatively good health. Medical breakthroughs and our public health infrastructure have discovered treatments for or have controlled, diseases and conditions that have plagued humanity. However, despite all of the work done by the world medical community, there are diseases that you may have thought …

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The Top 5 Problems with the Global Food System

The global food system can be defined as the “production, processing, and distribution of food throughout the world.”[1] Food security for an individual within this global food system is characterized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as having the following four dimensions: availability of food, …

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August: National Immunization Awareness Month


This month is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to recognize the importance of our routine vaccinations and the impact that vaccinations have had globally and historically.[1] A vaccine is a “biological agent that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen.”[2] Since 1798, when Edward …

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Qigong, and Reiki, and homeopathy, oh my! As unfamiliar as these practices may sound, in America, about 30% of adults and 12% of children use complementary or alternative health care techniques.[1] As the names suggest, “complementary” medicine consists of non-mainstream practices that are used along with conventional medicine, while “alternative” …

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