Trauma Screening: Creating a Norm in Healthcare

By: Kristine Alarcon Edited By: Sharon E. Chin Traumatic experiences, whether it is domestic violence or childhood abuse, have a serious effect on the mental and physical health of a person. A research team at UCSF is pushing towards making it a norm in primary care to screen for these issues. It is important that … Read moreTrauma Screening: Creating a Norm in Healthcare

Rescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

By Luis Gay More than 200 women and children were “freed from the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria on [May 2, 2015].” Of those, many were children and a large amount of women were pregnant. Health screenings and psychological counseling for the rescued women were provided by the Chief of the United Nations … Read moreRescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

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