What We Don’t Know About Egypt

  By: Sara Kim Fatema El-Sayed, a 20-year-old student at American University in Cairo, has taken matters into her own hands in fighting human trafficking in Egypt. El-Sayed works as an activist in areas of Cairo, Egypt, and educates the public about its grim reality through her article “We have it all.” El-Sayed’s article describes … Read moreWhat We Don’t Know About Egypt

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

Brazen Smuggling Business Profiting From Fleeing African Migrants

By: Charmaine Santos Libyan militias, tribesmen, and bandits are responsible for the deaths of over 1,000 Italy-bound migrants in the Mediterranean in just the last two weeks. A number of armed groups in Libya are advertising their services of boat transport to people in search for a better life by presenting the economic collapse in … Read moreBrazen Smuggling Business Profiting From Fleeing African Migrants