Tagged St. Louis

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…

We Need More Than Pills; We Need People: Mental Health in St. Louis

Mental health encompasses more than just clinically diagnosed conditions that don long, scientific titles. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health is an umbrella term used to characterize any “condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood” (1). Mental health struggles can present in drastically different fashions for different populations. For…

Expanding Public Transit in St. Louis

Tucked away in the center of a country renowned for its capacity to thrive and develop, lies a metropolitan region vastly recognized for its inability to do just that. A calamity has befallen the residents of North Saint Louis, where more than one in four individuals live under the poverty line. In fact, the economic…

A Spotlight on The SPOT

Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens, more commonly known as The SPOT, is a drop-in clinic located at the Washington University School of Medicine campus and Jennings High School. They offer free services to youth aged 13 to 25 for check-ups, mental health counseling, STD/HIV testing, prevention health care, wellness education, and other services. The SPOT…

The Emergence of Modern Humoralism

Upon first glance at the United States’ medical system, one may find a health care industry dominated by pharmaceutical companies and full of physicians obsessed with prescription medications. Furthermore, it is generalized that the market is merely focused on money, efficiency and the quickest alleviation of symptoms, without concern for each individual and the underlying…

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