Sociocultural Perspectives

Resolving to Resolve: Mental Health Appointment Wait Times on Campus

While discussions about mental health are becoming more open and common, we still have a lot to learn on university and college campuses about how to best maintain that health and prevent illness. Specifically, how do institutions of higher education better deliver resources to the thousands of students who need them? One student at Washington…

Opioids and the Future of Pain Management

Vicodin, Demerol, OxyContin, Percocet – once among the inconspicuous painkillers that only occasionally occupied household medicine cabinets (and even then, only post-surgery or in the case of a very serious medical problem), today maintain household-name status.  They are members of the family of opioid analgesics, drugs that attach to specific receptors in the brain and…

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’…

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