November 22, 2017

Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.

- Michael J. Fox

A medieval torture device...also known as a speculum, used in modern day pap-smears

I've never met a woman who has enjoyed getting her pap-smear. Personally, in the list of things that I hate to do with my life, a pap-smear is right near the top, along with...

April 12, 2017

"Children with autism are colourful - They are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out."

-Adele Devine

 Look at that smile!

Meet my cousin, Landon. Landon is 8 years old, the oldest of 4 boys. He loves high-fives, counting his numbers, playing with cars & trucks and tablets, dancing and music. He thinks things he likes are 'awesome' and has a smile that can light up a room. He can listen to the same video over...

April 7, 2017

"It's hard to stop a train; it's hard to drop pounds and keep it off. We have to tackle overweight and obesity head on. Let's do more to prevent it from happening rather than dropping it off. If fixing a problem is not easy, then we must prevent it from happening, simple as that."

-Dr. Jian Zhang

Exercising on vacation...see all the excitement on my face

A recent study found that more people who are overweight or obese have stopp...

April 3, 2017

April is nationally recognized as National Minority Health Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Bridging Health Equity Across Communities". 

In order to properly discuss minority health, there are a few key terms that are important to know and understand.

  1. Health Equity - The highest level of health for ALL people

  2. Health Disparity - A difference in health that is typically associated with social and/or economic disadva...

March 17, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I went to an alumni event hosted by my high school. While there, I had a discussion about what I do, my interests. All of the typical stuff that you talk about with a person you haven't seen in years. We got to talking about health literacy and what it means. He pointed out what is a common misconception about the name health literacy. It is not a problem that solely affects people who have low overall l...

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