Daily Archives: April 1, 2021

Rural Inequities in Care: Reducing Stigma and Providing Access for All

It has been over 40 years since the Alma-Ata Declaration defined the concept of primary healthcare and brought international awareness to the extreme health inequities that permeate the globe. Unfortunately, the declaration’s ambitious goal of healthcare for all by 2000 was not met as intended [3]. Nonetheless, there still exist promising implementations of primary healthcare…

COVID-19 Impact on Children and Adolescents

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most shared experiences has been one of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. But how much of this experience can we truly say is shared? During an era that requires skillsets of rapid adaptation and resilience, the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have presented a monumental challenge…

Breakthrough Wound Therapy: Magic? No, Maggots.

Intentionally introducing disease-ridden larvae into an open wound for days at a time sounds like some sort of medieval torture. But maggot therapy, first performed in the early 20th century, has been re-emerging as a useful standard of care and an alternative to amputation. This FDA-approved procedure involves applying germ-free larvae of “medical-grade maggots” to…

COVID-19’s mRNA Vaccines: How They Work and How They are Modernizing the Field of Vaccine Research

With its first case reported in December 2019 and over 110 million cases and 2.5 million deaths officially reported worldwide, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 [3]. In an attempt to flatten the curve, countries have severely restricted travel, closed down businesses and schools and instituted a mask policy when…

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