Preventive Health Habits During a Pandemic

Western life has never been more toxic than it is currently, two decades into the 21st century. Everything from a growing dependence on fast food to increasingly unclean air and water to the vitriolic hate surrounding every single political interaction has left Americans in an unhealthy stupor.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by simply being alive right now, you’re definitely not alone.… [Read more]

Why Destigmatizing Medicaid is So Important

Public health insurance, which includes both Medicare and Medicaid, covered 34.4% of the American population in 2018. Even with those numbers, there’s still a strong stigma against receiving public health coverage.

Unfortunately, this stigma keeps millions of Americans from seeking — and receiving — the health care they need. People aren’t willing to go to the doctor because they have to admit they use Medicaid or Medicare, and they feel shame about it.… [Read more]

What Defunding the Police Really Means

The last several months have been tense, to put it mildly. Alongside the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several high profile examples of police brutality against Black victims. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained additional energy and attention, with protests continuing across the planet.    

One concept that is gaining traction as a solution to the continued oppressive, racially prejudiced actions of law enforcement personnel is the defunding of police forces.… [Read more]

The Difficulties of Remote Schooling in Poor Communities

There’s no denying that in a matter of a few short months, the novel coronavirus has transformed “normal” life as we knew it. And perhaps the biggest impact has been on our children, who were forced to spend the last months of the 2020 spring semester trying to adjust to distance learning.

Now, as the debate rages about how to keep the schools that have reopened safe, there’s a student population for whom the stakes are especially high. … [Read more]

Tips for Securing Safe Housing for You and Your Family in NYC

New York City in 2020 looks much different than its past iterations. A strong contender for the world’s most dynamic city, NYC has lost much of its voice in months since COVID-19 began its reign of terror. Our streets are quieter, and we face an uncertain future.

But as every New Yorker knows, there’s nothing quite like living in NYC.… [Read more]

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Sexual Healthcare?

It’s been several months since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. In this time, the healthcare industry has been put into overdrive as essential workers try to take care of those infected by the virus. This also means that other health concerns, such as sexual health, have had to be put on the backburner.… [Read more]

Prisoners and Pandemics: Tips for Nurses Working Behind Bars

If anything good can be said to have come of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is that, at last, our first responders, doctors, and, especially, our nurses are finally being recognized as the true superheroes of the world. But there’s one population of nurses that is too frequently overlooked, and that’s the prison nurse.

Compassion and steely strength are a part of a nurse’s job description.… [Read more]

Business Responsibilities for Employee Protection in a Modern World

Every day, millions of Americans go to work, fully expecting that they will return home safe and sound. So as an employer counting on them to fulfill your business demands, you owe it to your employees to provide a safe and fair environment. This is more important than ever during a global pandemic.

However, it is more than just cleaning up spills.… [Read more]

The Opioid Crisis: Alternatives and Solutions

The opioid crisis in the United States of America is showing no signs of slowing down and it is imperative that further steps be taken to stymie its progress through communities across the US. The biggest problem with the opioid crisis is that there is no one single clear solution to the issue as there are many factors that contribute to the crisis.… [Read more]

The Quest Toward Sustainability Despite China’s Recycling Policy Change

With the influx of recent headlines featuring China, considered to be ground zero of coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that the county’s recycling policies are effectively changing the world. Once the world’s top importer of recyclables, China slowed down its efforts to purchase recycled waste in 2018. The result has been massive trash pileups in wealthy, developed nations including Australia, the U.K.,… [Read more]