By Renán Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief Since there have been cars, there has been drunk driving. Impaired driving has been a troubling public health problem since the introduction of the automobile in the late 1800s. This involves as much distracted driving, texting and cell phone use behind the wheel, speeding, drugged driving and drowsy driving as much […]

By Cassandra Flores, Social Media On January 21, 2014, the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) passed a clause in their Child Rights Bill that requires all Emirati women to breastfeed their infant for two years. While breastfeeding is widely considered the best means of feeding infants, the clause itself has caused […]

By Renán Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief Recent reports on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have described the situation as an “unprecedented epidemic”. In March, the ministry of health in Guinea confirmed 86 cases of Ebola infection, and ever since, this viral hemorrhagic fever has spread and continues to spread to neighboring West African countries. On April 7, […]

By Katie Nolan, Editor While the United States’ health care system has proven to fail us in a lengthy list of ways—astronomical cost, limited access for vulnerable groups, inadequate preventative health services, to name a few—one place where credit is due is its relentlessness. To put it bluntly, if you are to have advanced stage […]

By Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Migration from Mexico to the United States is not going away. Media sources, like the New York Times, write of the “Mexican moment”—a radical idea that Mexico is having an economic revival—(NY Times, 2013) but in his lecture on the evolution of the Mexican economy, UPAEP professor, Werner Voigt (2014), sites […]

By Jorge Zárate, Co-Editor-In-Chief Here’s your bi-weekly allotment of science and health news. Narrative Medicine Medicine is at its core a profession about people. However, somewhere in between the paperwork and the long hours on call, some doctors lose sight of the humanity of the patients they treat. Read this doctor’s encounter with a morbidly obese […]

Renán E. Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief In thinking about recent increases in rates of prescription stimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I asked myself how (if at all) does non-medical prescription stimulant use pose a threat to population health? At some point or another, a good deal of college students will hear an anecdote about a […]