Healthcare: Is there only one correct answer?

BY ELIZABETH LI The United States (US) healthcare system and the European healthcare system are ideologically and functionally different. When it comes to rankings, the US consistently ranks below other countries, such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom in terms of life expectancy and health-care spending per capita. This disparity in the rankings begs … Continue reading Healthcare: Is there only one correct answer?

The Covert Realities of Immigrant Healthcare

BY GRACE KANG With the new President, there are clear sentiments of fear within many minority populations. One of the most feared of these groups is the illegal immigrant and refugee population. During and prior to the election season, major news journals failed to cover the realities of the healthcare received by immigrants and its … Continue reading The Covert Realities of Immigrant Healthcare

Public Policy in Chinese and Indian Public Hospitals

BY JING (SARAH) SHEN China The Chinese public hospital system is widely influenced by its federal policy towards healthcare. With shifts in policy in the past century, the country rapidly reformed its healthcare system . In the 20th century China’s economy underwent drastic changes from being a centrally planned, command economy to a capitalist, market-based … Continue reading Public Policy in Chinese and Indian Public Hospitals

America’s Forgotten Cities: Public Health Crises in the Texas Colonias

BY ELI RAMI Texas is the second most populous state in the US. An economic powerhouse of the United States, if Texas were a sovereign nation it would rank as the fourteenth largest economy in the world.1 With a gross state product of over 1.6 trillion dollars in 2014, Texas has the second largest state … Continue reading America’s Forgotten Cities: Public Health Crises in the Texas Colonias

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Pediatric Emergency Department

BY AVA HUNT In recent years, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been at the center of one media frenzy after another. Although far less data exist about the prevalence of ASD outside of the United States, the rising prevalence of autism, the apocryphal allegations that autism could be caused by vaccines, and the increased portrayal … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Pediatric Emergency Department

The Plight of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: A Global Health Crisis

BY JUDE ALAWA Imagine your hometown in chaos. Airstrikes every day. The grocery store down the street is suddenly destroyed, your friends are fleeing, and you watch a family of seven be reduced to just two. Each day, a red truck arrives in the morning, just to drag away the piles of dead bodies. You … Continue reading The Plight of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: A Global Health Crisis

Inclusion, Not Exclusion: Expanding Healthcare Access to Undocumented Immigrants in California

BY JADE HARVEY With 2.55 out of the nation’s 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in California, the Golden State is host to the nation’s largest percentage of undocumented immigrants in the country. While undocumented immigrants make up approximately 6.8 percent of the state’s residents, they also represent an overwhelming 24 percent of the uninsured population.1 … Continue reading Inclusion, Not Exclusion: Expanding Healthcare Access to Undocumented Immigrants in California

Saying Goodbye to China’s One Child Policy and Aging Population

BY VICTORIA LOO Over the past decade, the demographic of the world population has always been unbalanced with young children outnumbering elderly people. However, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years of age is rapidly growing, and between 2015 and 2050 it will reach a new high of nearly 714 million of the … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to China’s One Child Policy and Aging Population

Diabetes: Health Inequity of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

BY ANABEL STAROSTA In the United States, Latino immigrants are especially affected by certain illnesses due to social and structural factors beyond their control. Latino immigrants often work as disenfranchised laborers, experience ethnic and cultural discrimination, and remain in low socioeconomic conditions. 1 While certain negative health outcomes are equally prevalent across the greater Latino population, Mexican immigrants in … Continue reading Diabetes: Health Inequity of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Thailand: A Model for Migrant Healthcare

BY AKHIL UPNEJA At a time when oppressive regimes are committing particularly heinous human rights violations, governments across the world are refusing to welcome refugees and migrants. Even in those nations that do accept migrants, accessing affordable health care is becoming an increasingly important issue. Thailand stands out as a leader in these respects. With … Continue reading Thailand: A Model for Migrant Healthcare