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A Crucial Call for Change from the Coronavirus: Revamping the American Healthcare System to Address the Gaping Holes Exposed by COVID-19

In her five-minute video-log, Dr. Ashley Bray, a general medicine resident, records her average day in a New York City hospital overburdened by new patients who have contracted COVID-19, a virus which has infected nearly 109 million people globally and has been responsible for the death of over 485,000 people in the United States alone…

The State of Abortion Clinics During the Pandemic

Coronavirus has affected the regular functioning of most systems in the United States, including healthcare. Especially in Missouri, accessing healthcare that is not considered essential has been extremely difficult. The debate around abortion access, a time-sensitive and sometimes life-saving treatment, was accentuated during the pandemic.Some states, such as Mississippi and Alabama, have closed down abortion…

Tomorrow’s Medicine: How the COVID-19 Crisis Showed the Challenges and Possibilities Facing the Future of Healthcare

Stepping into a modern neurosurgical operating suite during an operation, one is immediately surrounded by screens showing everything from patient vitals to CT and MRI scans vital to the area of interest to the operation. Instrument positions are smartly tracked using technologies like Medtronic’s StealthStation S8 Surgical Navigation System®.  Once the patient is out of…

Missourians to Vote on Medicaid Expansion

Last March marked the 10-year anniversary of the signage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law by then-President Barack Obama. Despite the fierce opposition against the law in the early 2010s and more than 70 attempts by the House of Representatives to repeal it, the Affordable Care Act remains the law…

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