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The Veteran Health Care Crisis

The Scope of the VA The US Department of Veterans Affairs, commonly referred to as the VA, operates the largest health care system in the country. The Veterans Health Administration provides care for over 9 million veterans annually. However, this only represents about half of the veteran population, as there are about 19 million veterans […]

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Asexuality and Health Care Experiences

Ace Week (formerly, Asexual Awareness Week), takes place in the last full week of October. It is a campaign designed to increase awareness and education surrounding asexuality and asexual issues. Asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by experiencing little to no sexual attraction to any gender. It may also be used as an umbrella term […]

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The Global Nursing Shortage

A Global Crisis It goes without saying that nursing professionals have very demanding and strenuous jobs. Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated the negative aspects of nursing, in ways that have taken a huge toll on the nursing workforce. While there was already a shortage of nurses prior to the pandemic, it has now increased, exceeding […]

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Health Care in Correctional Facilities

*Please note that while the information provided is specific to those involved with the criminal justice system, much of it can also be applied to those detained in immigration facilities.  Those who are currently or have previously been involved in the justice system are at significantly higher risk than the average population for chronic health […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the US Mental illness is no stranger to most people in the US. It is likely that even if you have not experienced a mental illness personally, you know someone who has. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 US adults experience a mental illness […]

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Medication and Medical Equipment Shortages

The COVID-19 disruption of supply lines has had long-lasting impacts on the availability of medications and medical equipment across the United States. However, the shortages associated with the pandemic are not a new phenomenon. They have become a more prominent concern in recent years, increasing both in frequency and breadth. However, medication shortages are a […]

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Refugee Health Care

As of 2019, there were over 3 million refugees and asylum seekers that have been resettled in the United States (click here to see how resettlement is distributed throughout the United States). While successful resettlement is a step forward in the lives of those who have been forced from their countries of origin, it does […]

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