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Elder Abuse

An Overview of Elder Abuse Among victims of interpersonal violence, older adults (generally, those 65 or older) have historically been overlooked. In recent years, though, efforts to understand, create interventions for, and prevent elder abuse have been increasing. Similarly to other forms of interpersonal violence, violence against older adults can include physical abuse, psychological abuse, […]

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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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Environmental Degradation and Public Health

Speaking of Earth Day With the recent observation of Earth Day, many people may be considering the ways that environmental degradation affects our world. Commonly, problems like accelerated rates of extinction in wildlife, the depletion of natural resources, the shrinking of the polar ice caps, or the rising of sea levels come to mind when […]

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Virtopsy: A Non-Invasive Approach to Forensic Pathology

What is Virtopsy? Combining the words “virtual” and “autopsy”, a virtopsy is the non-invasive use of broad-spectrum imaging to determine the cause and manner of death in cases where a person has died under suspicious or unknown circumstances. When possible, a thorough external examination of the body will be conducted, noting and collecting any physical […]

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Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2022 is the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees equal opportunities. President George H. W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26th, 1990, and 25 years later, New York City observed the first Disability Pride Month. […]

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BIPOC Mental Health Month

Every July, BIPOC Mental Health Month is observed to bring awareness to the mental health needs and struggles of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color in the United States. Originally, this month was named Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month when it was formally recognized in June of 2008. Bebe […]

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LGBTQIA+ Health Care

The month of June is Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and aims to raise awareness of its history. Though strides toward equality for the LGBTQIA+ community have been made, there is still prejudice and discrimination that permeates through all parts of life, from their careers to everyday living, family life, and even in […]

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