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Just Trust Me (Part IV)

In the past few weeks, I have illustrated how trust (or lack thereof) shapes the relationship between individuals and healthcare, and how mistrust is historically justified. In this last segment, I want to talk about potential solutions from a social justice standpoint. Trust is often cited in public health from the angle of paternalism, something…

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HIV Medication Adherence Apps: Challenges Faced

By Chunyan Li The success of HIV medications has changed HIV from a fatal disease to a chronic illness. However, like other chronic diseases that require lifetime medication (at least for now), maintaining good adherence to antiretroviral therapy is not easy for HIV-positive people for reasons such as the complex drug regimens, strict requirements on…

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A Queer Health Reading List

The following is a list of books and articles related to queer health that might be useful for some individuals interested in the topic. The list is by no means exhaustive. HIV: Race, K. (2016). Reluctant Objects Sexual Pleasure as a Problem for HIV Biomedical Prevention. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 22(1), 1-31. Gonzalez,…

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Teens for Gun Reform Make Their White House Appearance

The events that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkside, Florida last week have sparked the gun control debate yet again in the United States. To me the past week has felt a little like déjà vu: Sandy Hook, Route 91 Festival and Pulse nightclub shootings. Thinking even farther back to Columbine shooting…

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Wearable Health: Who Benefits and Who is Left Out?

By Shazia Manji There’s no denying the ubiquity of wearable health technology. The global wearables market is expected to grow by more than 15% this year alone, with projected sale of 310.4 million devices worldwide and $30.5 billion generated in revenue. These technologies generate real-time personalized data with the promise to improve individual health by…

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