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It’s Just a Pill

Addressing the opioid crisis requires organizations to get creative. With It’s Just a Pill, the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina uses theater to educate school aged children about the dangers associated with opioid and substance misuse. In North Carolina, four people die from an overdose every day. Some estimates suggest that…

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Disease, Environmental Health, Global, In the News, Research Findings

Allergies on the Rise Alongside Global Temperatures

It is becoming well-known that the impacts of climate change will extend far beyond environmental damages. Climate change is anticipated to affect many different aspects of human health. Infectious disease, temperature related illness and injury, and food safety are just a few areas which may be prone to yield serious consequences for human health. Within…

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Disease, Health Policy, Healthcare Reform, opioids, Recommendations, Substance Dependence

Opioid Policy

Continuing this week’s focus on opioids, we discuss some of the policies that have been attempted to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic. Check them out below! Local and non-Governmental. Lock-in Programs. Insurance companies, hoping to limit the staggering financial burden the opioid crisis has placed on them, have implemented several strategies to prevent…

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Health Policy, In the News, Substance Dependence

Philadelphia attempting to open supervised injection facility amid legal challenges

Safehouse, a non-profit group in Philadelphia is attempting to open a supervised injection facility for people with opioid addiction to use these drugs in a safer manner.  Their plan is to allow people to use opioids in the presence of trained healthcare providers who can recognize and treat opioid overdoses before they become deadly.  The…

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In the News, Lifestyle

The toll of college athletics

With the recent NCAA basketball tournament and Auburn gymnast Samantha Cerio breaking both legs during competition, college sports are trending on the internet right now.  As we watch video of amazing basketball plays and a twenty-two year old’s career ending injury, it makes us wonder, “Just how much do college athletes put their bodies through…

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Disease, Health Communication, Health Promotion, In the News, Lifestyle, Mass Media, Mental Health, Recommendations, Reproductive Health, Women's Health

“Goop” Brand and Fake Health Products

Valued at $250 million dollars in 2018, the “Goop” brand has taken commercial health and beauty market by storm. While many of this company’s products are harmless – such as lotions and accessories – there are a number of products which have generated a lot of negative feedback. In 2018, Goop was charged for false…

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