It may be rather surprising for some to hear that the field of medicine is still riddled with issues of racism. Unfortunately, issues related to race still prevail both for people of color working within the medical system and for those seeking treatment by healthcare professionals. Although there have been a few steps taken to address the issue, it has not been enough.… [Read more]
The prescription and use of medical marijuana is currently legal in 30 states, including our nation’s capital. It is also legal in some states to both grow and sell medical marijuana. Some states will only allow it to be cultivated, and others will allow it to be sold, but not grown. That still leaves 20 states where it’s completely illegal, in addition to federal laws against it.… [Read more]
TIt’s that time of the year again. Are you prepared?
No, I don’t mean the time of year when the new Star Wars movie is going to be released (though I, personally, find that equally exciting).
It is what is collectively known as the “Holiday Season”.
What this entails can mean a different thing depending on where you are in the world.… [Read more]
Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in healthcare. Recent research notes that nearly 4 percent of patients receive a new infection while they’re hospitalized. Eleven percent of those infections become deadly.
“The simplest way to say this is that about 100,000 people die each year from infections we give them in the hospital,” Dr.… [Read more]
Whenever it’s time for a local, state, or national election, there is typically a substantial amount of discussion about whether young people who have recently become eligible to vote will exercise that right and go to the polls. Unfortunately, determining whether they will take that action is not a straightforward process for many reasons.They Often Neglect to Register
One of the main problems hindering the potential for a strong youth vote in elections is that young Americans frequently don’t register to vote.… [Read more]
Consider this a public safety message: whether you are a gun collector, hunter, or own a couple of handguns for protection, it is important that your guns are stored safely. Hundreds of people die each year from accidental shootings, and unfortunately, many are children. There are several ways to keep your firearms secured and prevent a tragedy.… [Read more]
Often, the political dilemma in the United States of America seems double-sided. The bipartisan system domineered by Democrats and Republicans has the potential to oversimplify the context of the political climate, making it seem like individuals and states are majorly one or the other.
However, as with any human issue, the truth is not painted in black and white.… [Read more]
You hear the story over and over again: an elderly person scammed out of their retirement by a family member or acquaintance. As one of our more vulnerable groups, the elderly are constantly targeted by the predators of our society because they’re lonely or easy to confuse. It’s a sad state of affairs, especially among a people so easy to manipulate.… [Read more]