Category Medical Care

Texas Abortion Legislation Impacts Already Vulnerable Border Population

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Texas state lawmakers made pregnancy termination more challenging and more expensive in July by passing one of the strictest abortion measures in the country. The new law will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and hold clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. Democrat Wendy Davis brought the […]

Maternal Health, Birth Models, & Midwifery: A Proposed Solution

Mary Kern College of Nursing 2015 Context What exactly is the plight facing mothers in the developing world? According to the World Health Organization’s fact sheet on maternal health (2010), approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, maternal mortality is highly associated with living in rural areas […]

Health Reform for All – What About the Rest of Them?

Hewett Chiu | NYU College of Arts and Sciences 2014, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 2015 Hewett Chiu is currently in the joint-degree B.S./M.P.A. program, studying Neural Science and pre-medicine in CAS and Health Policy, Management & Finance at NYU Wagner. He is the President & CEO of the healthcare not-for-profit Academy of Medical […]

The prison system and its relation to communicable disease presence in the United States.

Katie Nolan, Associate Editor The prison system in this country is nothing short of problematic and broken. At year’s end in 2010, there were 1,612,395 prisoners in both state and federal correctional facilities; this worked out to be a rate of about 1 prisoner in every 200 residents.[i] These are some of the highest rates […]

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