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Jose Vargas speaks about undocumented immigrants at the University of Washington

Jose Vargas, a well-known journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, spoke to a communication class at the University of Washington on Tuesday about his status as an undocumented immigrant in America and efforts to change the stigma and laws surrounding illegal … Continue reading

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Influenza preparedness in the developing and developed worlds

By Sandi Halimuddin “Who believes what happens in African until it happens in America?” asked Keith Klugman, chair of Emory University’s global health department. During his presentation “Influenza and the Pneumococcus- A Deadly Synergism,” Klugman raised global health issues, such … Continue reading

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News brief: Many girls likely to lead shorter lives than their mothers

Our unhealthy American habits and lifestyles may finally be catching up with us, according to new findings from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME). Among several categories of findings, the IHME’s nationwide study shows two … Continue reading

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Exploring Linkages between HIV/AIDS and the Environment

By Sandi Halimuddin During 2009, UW professor of forest resources, Bolton researched the linkages between HIV/AIDS and the environment for the International Union for Conservation in Kenya. In contrast to prevalent academic health literature, which primarily focuses on prevention and … Continue reading

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“Disparities due to counterfeit drugs”

Counterfeit drugs continue to be a dangerous issue in low-middle income areas. Issues were more evident after the 1930’s when anti-freeze was mixed with anti-bacterial without taking into consideration the possible and deadly side effects. Andy Stergachis, PhD, MS, BPHARM, … Continue reading

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Human Health and Environment

Interactions Between Human Health and the Environment By Sandi Halimuddin, Jion Chun, Joshua Chin As the visibility of climate change’s detrimental effects increase, environmental issues have become a prevalent topic in the media, academia and political realms. Yet despite the … Continue reading

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Survivor, Not Victim

A Seattle counselor’s perception of refugee mental health by Erin Flemming, Megan Manning, Alisa Reznick, Azusa Uchikura You just fled to Seattle from Syria. You saw your friends and family killed before your eyes. You can’t sleep, you can’t eat, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Emerging Global Health Powers

by A. Cardon, Sean Duncan, Ilse DeOca, Katherine Mckeon When it comes to health, China, Brazil, and India are often considered places needing aid, but they may become sources of health aid themselves. This is the subject of one of … Continue reading

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Allergies and Climate Change?

By Teo Jion Chun One of the concerns of veteran science journalist Joanne Silberner is the lack of reporting on climate change and health because the link between unusual events and climate change has yet to be established. The journalism lecturer … Continue reading

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