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Nothing but a Little Satire

It is easy to overlook America as a country with a poor healthcare system.  With state of the art technology, medicine, universities, research, and ongoing innovations, it is almost impossible to imagine America as a country without exceptional healthcare.  We see that this is not the case, and far from it.  In fact, the US’s healthcare…

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The Affect of War on Disease Eradication

I received a comment on one of my previous posts regarding the origins of the disease eradication philosophy.  I found it to be a very important and interesting question to consider.  Therefore, I began to contemplate a few reasons that I think may have spurred the “disease eradication philosophy.” My initial thought is war.  As…

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The Perception of Vaccines

“CDC caught hiding data showing mercury in vaccines linked to autism“ I’m embarking on a new project for my independent study.  I wish to study the reasons as to why one may refuse vaccination for oneself or children.  Thoughts that come to mind in considering factors that may influence one’s choice include gender, socioeconomic status, education,…

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Infectious Diseases in our Increasingly Globalized World

  Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently announced the Global Health Security Agenda.  This is an initiative taken on by global partners ranging from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, Agriculture and State, to international organizations, and other countries.  As mentioned on the CDC’s website, the three…