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Linking Obesity and Severe COVID-19 in Children

Linking Obesity and Severe COVID-19 in Children

by Samantha Borenstein Within the past two years, there has been a sharp increase in weight gain and obesity in US children between 2 and 19 years old.  It is natural for children to gain weight, especially as they are growing, but children have begun […]

Looking at Possible Anthropogenic Factors Driving the Increase of Zoonotic Disease

Looking at Possible Anthropogenic Factors Driving the Increase of Zoonotic Disease

by Isador Rivera-Janer | Edited by Nannette Beckley Zoonotic diseases have become some of the most pressing issues in current events, with diseases such as monkeypox and Covid-19 emerging to be extremely widespread and devastating. Though zoonotic diseases are not at all a new phenomenon, […]

Opioid Abuse and Alternative Treatment Options

Opioid Abuse and Alternative Treatment Options

by Samantha Borenstein | Edited by Andrew Guo While medications are incredibly useful tools, capable of both improving quality of life and thwarting death, they can also be misused or abused, resulting in irreversible damage.  Though prescription drug abuse has existed for decades, it has […]

Using Microorganisms to Fight a Macro-level Problem

Using Microorganisms to Fight a Macro-level Problem

by Hannah Van Dusen | Edited by Cecilia Kim As the largest carbon dioxide reservoir in the world, the ocean contains a large portion of the greenhouse gasses produced by society. Oceans store far more carbon than both the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere, and their […]

Mental Health Services Accessibility During COVID-19

Mental Health Services Accessibility During COVID-19

by Christine Nguyen | Edited by Cecilia Kim With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the development of vaccines, there has been a great deal of worry surrounding the existing virus and its impact on our health care system. In the era of COVID-19, there have […]

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Therapy and its Implications for Patients with Down Syndrome

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Therapy and its Implications for Patients with Down Syndrome

by Ciara Loughran | Edited by Avani Nooka Down Syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder that affects more than 6,000 babies annually. This number has continued to increase, and since 1979 has increased by over 30%. Down Syndrome is an intellectual disability caused by […]

Chest Compressions Might Not Be Enough: IAC-CPR as an alternative to ACD-CPR?

Chest Compressions Might Not Be Enough: IAC-CPR as an alternative to ACD-CPR?

by Isam Mina | Edited by Kiyan Daneshvar The human blood system consists of the pulmonary and systemic circulations with blood flow being regulated by an electrical stimulus. Occasionally, this electrical regulation can be faulty and cause an arrythmia eventually leading to a cardiac arrest. […]

The Unintended Consequences of Anti-Obesity Public Health Campaigns

The Unintended Consequences of Anti-Obesity Public Health Campaigns

by Felicia Sanders | Edited by Chloe Park Over 13% of adults are now categorized as obese andnearly 40% as overweight, with the prevalence of obesity having tripled since 1975. Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for several serious health concerns, including heart […]