Things to Consider Before Receiving Your Next Nail Care

By: Sara Kim Edited By: Sharon E. Chin Research results by the Department of Toxic Substances Control for the California Environmental Protection Agency have revealed several significant health hazards caused by chemicals used in nail and beauty products. Nail salon workers have the highest risk, as they are exposed to fumes from nail polish lacquer for … Read moreThings to Consider Before Receiving Your Next Nail Care

Costly Health Care for Elderly Inmates

By: Kristine Alarcon The people confined in prison are getting sicker and older. There has been a rapid increase in prisoners 50 years and older in crowded federal correctional facilities. The rate is so fast that geriatric wards or convalescent homes are needed in prisons. As a result, American taxpayers are paying for the rising … Read moreCostly Health Care for Elderly Inmates

Improving Primary Care by Addressing Trauma

  “Understanding the link between trauma and health is an epiphany for clinicians. Many of us have spent years struggling to help our patients improve their health but did not realize that there was a missing ingredient in our model of care. Trauma affects health not only through psychological and behavioral factors, but also biologically, … Read moreImproving Primary Care by Addressing Trauma

An Open Discussion On Minority Health and Human Trafficking

By: Charmaine Santos Minority Health Month is observed every April in the United States in order to raise community awareness on the issues around health disparities among ethnic and racial minorities. The commemorated month of April dates back to the leadership from Dr. Booker T. Washington in 1915. Since then, reports such as the Report … Read moreAn Open Discussion On Minority Health and Human Trafficking

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health: Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Depression

By: Kristine Alarcon On the TEDMED stage, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris quoted Dr. Robert Block saying, “Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” Dr. Harris’s career as a pediatrician changed once she discovered research conducted by Dr. Vince Felitti and Dr. Bob Anda called the “Adverse Childhood … Read moreAdverse Childhood Experiences and Health: Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Depression