Opinions

Maternal and Family Health in the 2016 Election

Healthcare, particularly with regard to family and child benefits, is one of the most controversial topics being discussed in this upcoming election cycle. The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid parental leave laws of any kind, but the responsibility to update this and other aspects of the United States’…

The Truth about STIs

Hookup culture is prominent in many colleges, and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) is no exception. Friends whisper or boast to each other after Friday nights about their drunken frat paramours and Tinder hookups. Yik Yak, a smartphone social media application for anonymous posting, at WUSTL (or any college really) abounds with sexually frustrated…

The un­-Broken Coffee Mug

This piece is a work of fiction inspired by non-fiction research. A 27-year-old woman walks into the door of my practice.  She is completely healthy but wants her first baby to be delivered by a C-section.  I have never encountered this situation before and many questions start running through my head: Why doesn’t she want…

Letter to the Editor: For Antibiotics to Fight Diseases, We Must Fight Overuse of Antibiotics

This week, researchers at the Washington University Medical School (WUSM) announced they had successfully combined three antibiotics that, together, can kill MRSA, otherwise known as antibiotic-resistant staph infection. According to WUSM professor Gautam Dantas, this is a major breakthrough that could save 11,000 American lives every year. However, our society urgently needs to address the…

Measles and Misconceptions

Most of us have heard denunciations of vaccinations like “Vaccinations should not be mandatory, but voluntary” or “Vaccines cause autism.” Many Washington University in St. Louis students scoff at these sentiments because science has proven that vaccinations prevent disease and protect public health. In a survey with a sample of WUSTL students, 100 hundred percent…

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