Archive for ‘Health’

June 28, 2016

Medicinal Marijuana Across The Nation

cannMarijuana has been around for centuries, and states are now coming to the conclusion that this herbal plant has properties that can help ease pain, and other medical conditions. Medical Marijuana is the use of the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or the symptoms. Medical Marijuana has been seen in many cases to help ease pain without the strong effects of becoming addicted the way other opiates work, and helping decrease many mental aspects to conditions such as depression. There have been recent cases in which Medicinal Marijuana has been more affective then other medications used over time. Although 50% of our country benefits from the use of Medical Marijuana as an alternative to health damaging medications, there is still the other half of our country fighting for these gains. The legalization of Medicinal Marijuana should be nationwide and not only limited to half of our country.

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June 27, 2016

Should Gun Amendments Be Included With Mental Health Care?

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By Jerrisa Ching

Imagine that you are a patient in a mental health hospital. The H.R. 2646 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act has been implemented recently, so you have open access to numerous mental health services. You decide to take an inpatient service, where a doctor will assist you in medication administration and group therapy programs. But one day, your doctor comes into your room to ask if you own a gun and whether you store a gun correctly. You feel perturbed by these questions, but respond with an honest, ‘No, I don’t own a gun’. The doctor looks doubtful at your response, despite what he suspects from your mental health record.

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August 15, 2015

Re-Victimized for Speaking Out: The Repercussions of Rape

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In a world where Americans try to preach the equality of men and women and the rights that each of us have as citizens, comedian Bill Cosby manipulated his way and lied to the public against accusations from women who claim that he drugged them, and either sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or raped them. When the first several women came out, the public, including celebrities, appallingly ridiculed them and accused them of being money hungry, fame hungry, or both. Some even had the audacity to ask why these women could not speak up earlier and report it to the police if it was in fact true. Why have they been judged, ridiculed, and victimized for speaking out about their horrendous experiences with the vile comedian, who tried to paint a completely different, wholesome picture of himself to the world? This type of reaction is far too common, especially when the sexual predator is famous or a very prominent person in the community.

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August 15, 2015

Children Having Children

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Ages 9-11 are, according to the CDC, considered “Middle Childhood.” Children might be developing complex friendships, dealing with peer pressue, participating in sports and facing more academic challenges. As middle childhood is approaches, children become more independent and begin to find their footing as they find goals and develop their identities. When I was eleven I was worried about who I would invite to my birthday party, remembering the steps for my ballet recitals, feeding my Neopet, going to a new school, and not much else. Eleven year olds do have a few things to worry about, but having a baby shouldn’t be one of them. Contrary to the notion that young girls should not carry children (as it poses serious health risks and social consequences) it is a sad fact that 2 million births are to girls who are 14 or younger.

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August 15, 2015

TechNOlogy

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By: Maria Goodwin

Compare a personal public bus ride experience with an bus experience your grandparents have had. It’s likely they will tell of fresh conversation and meeting new people. These days, we put plugs in and tune out. Screens surround us – iPods, TVs, cellphones, computers – our lives are enveloped in technology and if often seems there is no escaping it. Millennials  are very attached to technology, but the most in ‘danger’ of a full real-world detachment are the future generations who will grow up completely surrounded by technology. I have watched my little cousins all sit together and not say one word to each while they stare blankly into their bring screens. A moment meant to be spent in community is squandered while emojis are jammed into a text box. As a nanny of six years, what I found most terrifying was the youngest boy being able to work his way around Youtube and iPhone apps, but he could barely form full sentences. Though we’ve made countless important discoveries and have accomplished a great deal thanks to the ever-evolving technological world, the lasting effect it has on our upcoming generations is one I feel could be devastating, especially in a social context.

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August 14, 2015

That Ever Growing Fear

downloadIt is getting late. The sky is turning that beautiful pink as the sun sets. And I’m nowhere near where I need to be. So what do I do? I call Uber—a taxi company.

The Uber driver arrives, and I get into the large, black SUV. The driver takes little notice of me, except to ask the question as to where I’m going. There’s a slight smell of Taco Bell—his dinner I’m assuming. I’m thinking should I strike up a conversation or just sit here awkwardly? If I start a conversation, then I can find out more about this guy, incase anything bad happens and I can tell the police. Hmm…

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August 14, 2015

Next Up on the Blame Game: Coca-Cola

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But there was no saving her now. Her body was swelling up and changing shape at such a rate that within a minute it had turned into nothing less than an enormous round blue ball — a gigantic blueberry, in fact — and all that remained of Violet Beauregarde herself was a tiny pair of legs and a tiny pair of arms sticking out of the great round fruit and little head on top.

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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August 12, 2015

Heated Discussion

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By: Maria Goodwin

It’s a hot summer day and you are on your way to the grocery store with your child in the backseat, humming along to the radio while the cool A/C blows on her face. Since there are only a couple items on your shopping list, you figure it will only take a few minutes to grab what you need and that your child will be fine in the car with the windows cracked. What most people do not realize is that those few minutes can be extremely detrimental to a child.

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August 11, 2015

A Defunding Disaster

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A Defunding Disaster

Jessica Pereira

Roughly one in five women in the United States has put her reproductive health in the hands of a Planned Parenthood care center at some point during her lifetime. For 80 years Americans have relied on the nonprofit organization for basic reproductive health care, information about family planning and contraception. And it’s not just a select few who utilize Planned Parenthood’s services as 2.7 million American men and women visit the care center annually. Planned Parenthood provides crucial healthcare to men and women—some of whom have no other options. Despite this, the organization lies victim to foes who will stop at no end to get them defunded.

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August 11, 2015

Is It Getting Hot In Here?

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Have you noticed that everything has been getting warmer, even the seasons? The winters are not what they used to be. You struggle to find that fresh patch of power to shred with the new board you just bought—snowboarding is tough when there’s no snow. Falls have turned into winters, and winters into springs, with so much as the blink of an eye. You begin to wonder if the four distinct seasons turned into just one. The constant warming of the Earth is making it difficult to enjoy those individual four seasons.

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